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Washington Square Park's Long Delayed, Soon-to-Open New Bathroom Building to House the NYPD?

Washington Square Park’s Long Delayed, Soon-to-Open New Bathroom Building to House the NYPD?

March 10, 2014

Updated Wednesday’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting with both Washington Square Park and the Washington Square Park Conservancy on its agenda had many fascinating and also curious aspects to it. First, here, a report-back the status of the park’s redesign construction, now entering its seventh year: An end is in sight for Phase III […]

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"I Do Not Consent" to Gas Experiments on #NYC Subways

“I Do Not Consent” to Gas Experiments on #NYC Subways

July 10, 2013

I DO NOT CONSENT To: Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City Police Department (NYPD), the Metropolitan Transit Authority(MTA), U.S. Department of Energy(DOE), U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and all elected city, state and federal officials of New York: I do not consent […]

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Where to Vote Today and Find Sample Ballot

Where to Vote Today and Find Sample Ballot

November 6, 2012

To find out where to vote and find a sample ballot, you can find the information at this site. Some polling spots have changed. In this town in California, a woman’s garage has been the polling location for 50 years.

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Scenes around the Park and Greenwich and East Village Saturday | Aftermath of the Storm

Scenes around the Park and Greenwich and East Village Saturday | Aftermath of the Storm

November 5, 2012

Updated — A bit of a delay in posting these shots from Saturday at the Park and nearby Greenwich and East Village. This shot of Garibaldi, while you can see the storm-damaged branches fenced off around him, may not fully illustrate that his ‘face’ (actually entire body) he is entirely hidden by a large hanging tree branch! (You […]

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Free Lunch Today 12-4 p.m. Near Washington Square + for Those Without Power - Via NYC Food Truck Assoc. & Jet Blue

Free Lunch Today 12-4 p.m. Near Washington Square + for Those Without Power – Via NYC Food Truck Assoc. & Jet Blue

November 2, 2012

For all the Village residents or anyone having a hard time, surviving without power, etc., the New York City Food Truck Association will be serving free lunch today, November 2nd, from 12-4 p.m. Four locations downtown, one right near the park. Put together with the help of Jet Blue Airlines. From Food Truck Association website: In […]

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The Return of the Pay Phone Post-Hurricane Sandy -- An Appreciation

The Return of the Pay Phone Post-Hurricane Sandy — An Appreciation

November 1, 2012

They had been the places more recently where tourists stop to consult their maps, above – an un- or under-utilized piece of the scenery relegated to the background taking up, to some, important real estate. I’d often thought that ridding the city of its pay phones is not too, uh, smart because, when all else […]

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New York City Parks Will Close at 5 P.M. Today Due to Hurricane's Anticipated Arrival; More Info

New York City Parks Will Close at 5 P.M. Today Due to Hurricane’s Anticipated Arrival; More Info

October 28, 2012

Updated 12:19 p.m. All New York City Parks, including Washington Square, will close today, Sunday October 28th at 5 p.m. due to “Hurricane Sandy’s” anticipated impact on our area. More on the storm from the Mayor’s office as of last night (Saturday, edited version): We expect the storm to reach our city early Monday, with […]

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In the News...

In the News…

June 6, 2012

In case you missed these, worth reading: New York Times, Can Mom-and-Pop Shops Survive Extreme Gentrification? June 5, 2012 New York Magazine, Jon Stewart’s Take on Bloomberg’s Soda Ban June 1, 2012 Metro NY, New Yorkers Ready to Witness and Record Geese Killing May 29, 2012 New York Times, Amanda Burden Wants to Remake New […]

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Downtown Public Park Acts as Home Base for Those Taking a Stand

Downtown Public Park Acts as Home Base for Those Taking a Stand

September 28, 2011

So, on the same day that hundreds showed up at Washington Square Park to battle each other with Light Sabers, activists who have set up camp downtown to protest and highlight the inequalities in the U.S. today, particularly in relation to the financial “system,” battled in real life with the NYPD. Mark Crispin Miller has […]

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L.A. "Ready to Roll" for Earthquake. Is NYC? Seismometer To Be Placed Under Washington Square Park to Measure "Potential Damage"

L.A. "Ready to Roll" for Earthquake. Is NYC? Seismometer To Be Placed Under Washington Square Park to Measure "Potential Damage"

April 22, 2011

Los Angeles has designated April Earthquake Preparedness Month and the city recently unveiled new banners that certainly, uh, get your attention. Planted in Beverly Hills, they read: “When it rocks, are you ready to roll?” The New York Times has the story. Is New York City prepared for an earthquake? Concern seems warranted as it […]

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