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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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Fountain Plaza, Washington Square Park, Spring 2015

April 30, 2015

When will the fountain get turned on for the season this year? Last year, I speculated about when the fountain would start whooshing water. It has varied from year to year; the average time seems to be in the vicinity of mid-May. Last year, the jets were turned on just before Memorial Day. There are a […]

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Chess Plaza

Chess Plaza

April 29, 2015

Photo: Cathryn

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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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