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"The Worst Building in the Gilded City" is in Brooklyn Bridge Park -- When Public Space Is Privatized and Forced to Earn Wages

“The Worst Building in the Gilded City” is in Brooklyn Bridge Park — When Public Space Is Privatized and Forced to Earn Wages

January 20, 2015

It seems right now we live in a city with an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to our parks. Either we accept that public space will be privatized and commercialized or we don’t – just don’t expect any discussion around it. There is no middle ground in the eyes of the privatizers. Thus far, the […]

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What Makes a Great Public Space?

What Makes a Great Public Space?

November 26, 2008

A study of Washington Square Park in 2005 by the Project for Public Spaces concluded: “Washington Square Park is one of the best known and best-loved destinations in New York City. And as a neighborhood park and civic gathering place, it may be one of the great public spaces in the world. Anyone who visits […]

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Contact NYC elected officials re: Washington Sq Park

Contact NYC elected officials re: Washington Sq Park

March 14, 2008

Now is a good time to contact the New York City Council as they prepare for hearings next week on the Parks Department Preliminary Budget! The Parks Department needs further oversight by the New York City Council. The Washington Square Park “renovation” alone has skyrocketed from $16 million to $25-30 million, an outrageous figure. We’re […]

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What makes a great public space?

What makes a great public space?

March 11, 2008

A study of Washington Square Park in 2005 by the Project for Public Spaces concluded: “Washington Square Park is one of the best known and best-loved destinations in New York City. And as a neighborhood park and civic gathering place, it may be one of the great public spaces in the world. Anyone who visits […]

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