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Who Netted and Abducted Nearly 300 of Washington Square Park's Pigeons?

Who Netted and Abducted Nearly 300 of Washington Square Park’s Pigeons?

July 27, 2015

Updated July 28th, 5:43 p.m. 300 Pigeons Seized and Abducted from Washington Square Park | Netted and Snatched in Broad Daylight to be Sold and Killed in Cruel Pennsylvania Live Shoots For over ten years, there have been reports of mass pigeon netting – bird napping – going on in New York City. A van […]

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World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

May 29, 2015

The World Science Festival, now in its 8th year, is going on through the weekend around the city, and comes to Washington Square on Sunday, May 31st when the park will act as host to the Ultimate Science Street Fair. Added on this year to the schedule is a chance to discover wildlife in the […]

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Cutest Squirrel Ever at Washington Square Park

Cutest Squirrel Ever at Washington Square Park

May 22, 2015

I think they are all great, of course. This was taken in 2011 and I believe this was on the Eastern end of the park. Photo: Cathryn

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Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

April 24, 2015

Have you been wondering where the buried Minetta Creek flows underground around and through Washington Square and the Village? Or wanted to know the name of each species of tree in the park? Well, now you can find out with a wonderful new mobile map. You read about the beginnings of the project here last […]

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Super Eerily Cute: Great Horned Owlets of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Super Eerily Cute: Great Horned Owlets of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

April 15, 2015

How fantastic are these two? While working on a post about the Washington Square red-tailed hawks*, I came across this photo of two Great Horned Owlets at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Brooklyn-Queens) taken earlier this month. Here is a lot more info (and a web cam in Savannah) about owlets, which are fledgling owls. (Who […]

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Will City's Parks Department Stop use of Monsanto's Roundup After International Report Declares Chemical a Carcinogen?

Will City’s Parks Department Stop use of Monsanto’s Roundup After International Report Declares Chemical a Carcinogen?

March 27, 2015

Environmental advocacy groups, Beyond Pesticides and the No Spray Coalition are calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to “stop the use of the country’s most popular herbicide, glyphosate, in the wake of an international ruling that it causes cancer in humans.” In addition, the No Spray […]

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City of New York Pushing for Wi-Fi in all Parks - is that a good thing?

City of New York Pushing for Wi-Fi in all Parks – is that a good thing?

February 5, 2015

Detailed report-back coming from Wednesday night’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting as it relates to Washington Square Park coming (as I noted… some illuminating things to report). But first… One item that came up towards the end of the meeting is the issue of permanent Wi-Fi in the park (they call it “free” tho’ it mostly […]

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A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park

A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park

January 23, 2015

New York University’s latest Alumni magazine features A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park. The map is featured above and the magazine also contains a key explaining those inhabitants and visitors, which includes the American Tree Sparrow, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Human, Little Brown Bat, Rock Dove (the pigeon!), Red-tailed Hawk, […]

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Contest Deadline Extended Until Tonite: Name Mobile Map of Washington Square Park "Wild Things" -- Trees, Minetta Creek & More

Contest Deadline Extended Until Tonite: Name Mobile Map of Washington Square Park “Wild Things” — Trees, Minetta Creek & More

December 15, 2014

Deadline now Monday, December 15th, 11:59 p.m. See Original Post with full info here. (There are prizes, fame and acclaim! Well, at least, prizes. some acclaim.)

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Contest (with Prizes!): Name the Washington Square Park Mobile Map Of the Park's Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & More! Deadline Friday Midnight!

Contest (with Prizes!): Name the Washington Square Park Mobile Map Of the Park’s Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & More! Deadline Friday Midnight!

December 11, 2014

Update: Deadline extended to Monday, December 15th, 11:59 p.m. You may remember our campaign to raise money to put together a mobile map of Washington Square Park trees, underground Minetta Creek, and more. Read here for a refresher! Now that map needs a catchy name. Washington Square Park Blog is one of the judges. Submit […]

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