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3 Scenes by the Fountain: Day, Dusk, Night

3 Scenes by the Fountain: Day, Dusk, Night

August 21, 2015

Not sure who placed this there (which group) but a thought provoking message on the fountain*: *New York City has more vacant buildings and lots than homeless people. Photos: Cathryn

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Marlon Brando 1943: "It was ecstasy sleeping on the sidewalk of Washington Square"

Marlon Brando 1943: “It was ecstasy sleeping on the sidewalk of Washington Square”

August 13, 2015

Marlon Brandon came to Greenwich Village in the 1940s and stayed with his sister who lived near Patchin Place. In his autobiography, the actor wrote about his experience and singled out the “ecstasy of sleeping on the sidewalk of Washington Square.” He had arrived downtown after being expelled from a Minnesota military school so the […]

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Summer Weekend Washington Square (Post pigeon-abduction ...)

Summer Weekend Washington Square (Post pigeon-abduction …)

August 3, 2015

More on the pigeon abduction to come but, in the meantime, some photos from yesterday, a summer Sunday in the park. Photos: Cathryn

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Summer Daze Washington Square Park

Summer Daze Washington Square Park

June 24, 2015

I was looking at the fountain from the Arch and noticed the plume was really full and moving like a hurricane. As I got closer… I realized it was a man … doing this… I would classify this as … don’t try this at home … or in the Washington Square Park Fountain! One of […]

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Overheard on the Fountain Plaza

Overheard on the Fountain Plaza

June 24, 2015

Two grey haired men in t-shirts and long shorts walking purposefully through the park alongside the fountain headed north. One man is leading the way. As he walks by, he says to the other, “I wanna go check out the fucking Arch.” Still working on this schedule thing. Many posts in the queue today! Check […]

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Blog Schedule

Blog Schedule

June 8, 2015

Update 6/9: So, this week it looks like Wednesday 6/10! (Still working how it will work out. Stay tuned…) I am going to get a schedule going on the blog. I have changed this around over the years. In the beginning, I published blog posts pretty much every day Monday to Friday … and, at […]

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Washington Square on a Rainy Summer Day

Washington Square on a Rainy Summer Day

June 3, 2015

Note: No wonder the trees around the Fountain Plaza are not surviving. As has been noted previously, there is improper drainage around these fountain trees: Yesterday, the park in the rain. Photos: Cathryn

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Wondrous Washington Square Park Mid-May 2015 | Photos

Wondrous Washington Square Park Mid-May 2015 | Photos

May 14, 2015

Skateboarder above, First Amendment below Benches removed within the two alcoves on the Eastern side. Where lady with dogs is, 2nd photo, where benches were removed. Photos: Cathryn

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The Fountain Plumes Cascade Again (for the most part)

The Fountain Plumes Cascade Again (for the most part)

May 7, 2015

The fountain at Washington Square began spouting its famous plumes again last week (April 30) shortly after I wrote wondering when this would occur. This happened earlier than usual, going by the last few years (although some years back, someone told me that it used to come on when the water fountains were activated at […]

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Washington Square Park Artist Draws Guitarist "Sheriff" Bob

Washington Square Park Artist Draws Guitarist “Sheriff” Bob

May 5, 2015

Scene on the Fountain Plaza – An overall view Fountain Plaza, yesterday, Washington Square Park: Photos: Shije

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