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Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

April 24, 2015

Have you been wondering where the buried Minetta Creek flows underground around and through Washington Square and the Village? Or wanted to know the name of each species of tree in the park? Well, now you can find out with a wonderful new mobile map. You read about the beginnings of the project here last […]

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City of New York Pushing for Wi-Fi in all Parks - is that a good thing?

City of New York Pushing for Wi-Fi in all Parks – is that a good thing?

February 5, 2015

Detailed report-back coming from Wednesday night’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting as it relates to Washington Square Park coming (as I noted… some illuminating things to report). But first… One item that came up towards the end of the meeting is the issue of permanent Wi-Fi in the park (they call it “free” tho’ it mostly […]

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Washington Square Christmas Tree 2014 At Night - And An Idea for Next Year

Washington Square Christmas Tree 2014 At Night – And An Idea for Next Year

December 20, 2014

Updated Next year, I think the Christmas/holiday tree should be planted IN the park as they did in 1924 versus a disposable tree that is transplanted from Vermont and just gets “chipped.” No reason why not. It could possibly be planted to the west, a bit south of the Arch and then that could be […]

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Contest Deadline Extended Until Tonite: Name Mobile Map of Washington Square Park "Wild Things" -- Trees, Minetta Creek & More

Contest Deadline Extended Until Tonite: Name Mobile Map of Washington Square Park “Wild Things” — Trees, Minetta Creek & More

December 15, 2014

Deadline now Monday, December 15th, 11:59 p.m. See Original Post with full info here. (There are prizes, fame and acclaim! Well, at least, prizes. some acclaim.)

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Contest (with Prizes!): Name the Washington Square Park Mobile Map Of the Park's Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & More! Deadline Friday Midnight!

Contest (with Prizes!): Name the Washington Square Park Mobile Map Of the Park’s Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & More! Deadline Friday Midnight!

December 11, 2014

Update: Deadline extended to Monday, December 15th, 11:59 p.m. You may remember our campaign to raise money to put together a mobile map of Washington Square Park trees, underground Minetta Creek, and more. Read here for a refresher! Now that map needs a catchy name. Washington Square Park Blog is one of the judges. Submit […]

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Walk Through Washington Square with Self-Guided Tour of Park Trees' Fall Foliage (Before it's too late!)

Walk Through Washington Square with Self-Guided Tour of Park Trees’ Fall Foliage (Before it’s too late!)

November 21, 2014

You have just a bit longer to see Washington Square Park’s panorama of magnificent colorful trees in action. And now, as you stroll through the park, you can identify the trees and learn all about them via a wonderful walking tour put together by Local Ecology identifying the park’s fall foliage. The self-guided tour begins at […]

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Up Next -- Phase IV: Washington Square Park's $1.7 Million Long-Awaited Sidewalks Reconstruction To Begin... Someday (Winter? Spring 2015? Date Still Unknown)

Up Next — Phase IV: Washington Square Park’s $1.7 Million Long-Awaited Sidewalks Reconstruction To Begin… Someday (Winter? Spring 2015? Date Still Unknown)

November 18, 2014

Community Board 2′s Parks Committee met on Wednesday, November 5th; on the agenda as a topic, among other issues, was Washington Square Park and private conservancy. Report back on that segment will be next. But first, some updated information on the long awaited repair of the park’s perimeter sidewalks which was discussed separately. A member […]

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Help Us Mobile "Map" Washington Square Park's Treasures - The Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & more! (Video)

Help Us Mobile “Map” Washington Square Park’s Treasures – The Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & more! (Video)

June 18, 2014

This great project, Washington Square Park Ecology, will create a map of the ecological assets of the park. Local Ecology and Washington Square Park Blog have partnered on this project. The final result will be: * A mobile map of the larger trees and the buried Minetta Brook/Creek and guide to other wildlife. * Users […]

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Are More Trees Dying Around the Washington Square Fountain -- Making Tally Eleven Dead Fountain Trees Since 2009?

Are More Trees Dying Around the Washington Square Fountain — Making Tally Eleven Dead Fountain Trees Since 2009?

May 6, 2014

Updated 9:46 a.m. Are More Trees Dying Around the Fountain Plaza? Nine trees have died around the Fountain since Phase I’s redesign construction was completed in 2009 — many in the same locations only to be replanted in the same way with the identical result: death. There are only eight trees that circle the fountain. […]

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Help Create Amazing, Virtual, Mobile Map of Washington Square Park's Trees and Buried Minetta Creek - Contribute Today!

Help Create Amazing, Virtual, Mobile Map of Washington Square Park’s Trees and Buried Minetta Creek – Contribute Today!

January 14, 2014

Washington Square Park Blog has partnered with Local Ecology for this very cool project called Washington Square Park Ecology Project. Washington Square Park Ecology Project will consist of a mobile map that users can use to identify ALL the trees in the Park as well as the buried Minetta Creek which runs underneath the Park! Via a […]

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