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Weekend Washington Square | Plus Some of the Latest

Weekend Washington Square | Plus Some of the Latest

April 13, 2015

The park was packed over the weekend. Many of the lawns were closed due to re-seeding of the grass. This made it seem extremely crowded. This picture was supposed to show the fountain area but actually showcases how out of place those two NYU buildings, Bobst Library and Kimmel Center, are bordering the park on […]

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Washington Square: Wintry Perfection in the Snow - Plus NYPD Trailer Moved, Mounds Off-Limits

Washington Square: Wintry Perfection in the Snow – Plus NYPD Trailer Moved, Mounds Off-Limits

March 6, 2015

Was this the last snow of winter 2015? Likely one of the last of the season. Here are some wintry shots of Washington Square Park in what was one of the nicest snowfalls this winter. The NYPD trailer is now gone. It looks like it recently departed ? Nearby is this “Rent Me” trailer. Did […]

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A Look Back: 7 Years of This Blog |Covering "The magical park"

A Look Back: 7 Years of This Blog |Covering “The magical park”

February 26, 2015

It was seven years ago today this blog launched. Seven years of Community Board, Landmarks Preservation, City Council and other meetings! Seven years of chronicling things like the out-of-control privatizers of public space, the arborcidal Waterfalls (remember that? that was, uh, fun), dying trees, the endless park construction, word that the Fountain was actually not aligned […]

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Washington Square Park/All NYC Parks Close 6 p.m. Today Monday Jan. 26 #Blizzardof2015

Washington Square Park/All NYC Parks Close 6 p.m. Today Monday Jan. 26 #Blizzardof2015

January 26, 2015

The New York City Parks Department will close all parks today, Monday, January 26th at 6 p.m. The agency is advising people to also stay out of local parks tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th due to possibility of falling tree limbs and branches. Washington Square Park always looks fantastic in the snow! Photo: Cathryn

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First Snow at the Park 2015

First Snow at the Park 2015

January 7, 2015

First snow at the park 2015, from yesterday. Photo: Cathryn

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Washington Square Park Circa 1968 by James Jowers

Washington Square Park Circa 1968 by James Jowers

January 3, 2015

A blogger from Berlin wrote at The Finger Blog about New York circa 1960s as shown in photographs by James Jowers – like the one above of the woman sitting facing in on the ledge of the Washington Square Park fountain, lit Christmas tree under the Arch behind her, pack of crumpled cigarettes by her […]

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Rain & Snow Mix with Crowd in Holiday Spirit at Washington Square Tree Lighting Last Night

Rain & Snow Mix with Crowd in Holiday Spirit at Washington Square Tree Lighting Last Night

December 11, 2014

Rain and snow could not stop people from attending the tree lighting at Washington Square last night and in fact in some ways only added to the event. A friendly note: Not to be a scrooge but the park tree lighting ceremony needs some tweaking. The woman who sings, lovely voice, but she sings too […]

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In The News : Washington Square and Other Parks/Public Spaces

In The News : Washington Square and Other Parks/Public Spaces

October 30, 2014

Learn about New York Dosas’ Thiru Kumar whose food cart is based at the southern end of Washington Square Park via Kumar’s Lunch of Dreams, a lovely piece at Mashable. Loving New York: Washington Square at Travel Pulse is a lovely encounter at the park and worth checking out. Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic at the […]

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Late September Washington Square

Late September Washington Square

September 30, 2014

It’s turning October and the leaves will turn also shortly but until then, here is the latest from end of September. There is the usual: music, palm readings and tarot, chess and wildlife , along with the also unfortunately occurring all too often: more dead trees around the Fountain. (More to come on this…) In addition, […]

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A Sparrow & Sign at Washington Square

A Sparrow & Sign at Washington Square

September 30, 2014

Love the sparrows and all the wildlife at the park and how they intermingle within the environment. I also really loved this top photo! Photos: Cathryn

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