washington square park task force

Part I: Community Board 2 and NY City Council Disavow Oversight of Washington Square Park Redesign Project As Phase II Construction Stalled for Five Weeks

Part I: Community Board 2 and NY City Council Disavow Oversight of Washington Square Park Redesign Project As Phase II Construction Stalled for Five Weeks

October 18, 2011

On September 29th, I wrote about how construction on the SouthWest Quadrant/Chess Plaza at Washington Square Park had been stopped for about 3 weeks. 5 weeks passed with no movement or signs of life on this last piece of long overdue Redesign: Phase II work. At this point, delays in the project do not surprise […]

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Washington Square Park Redesign Phase II: An Eerie Silence - What's Going On? - Part 1

Washington Square Park Redesign Phase II: An Eerie Silence – What's Going On? – Part 1

September 1, 2010

Lack of Parks Department Transparency; No Governmental or Community Oversight Lead to Eerie Silence on WSP: Phase II What’s happening with Phase II? It’s been a bit quiet on the Washington Square Park Redesign news front. Hard to believe but there have been no official updates on the current work on the $30 million + […]

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Washington Square Park Task Force Meets Tonite; Also, CB2 Parks Committee addresses Friends of the High Line Proposal and Public Hearing on "expressive matter" i.e., art in NYC Parks

Washington Square Park Task Force Meets Tonite; Also, CB2 Parks Committee addresses Friends of the High Line Proposal and Public Hearing on "expressive matter" i.e., art in NYC Parks

April 7, 2010

The Washington Square Park Task Force and Community Board 2 Parks Committee meet tonite Wednesday, April 7th at 7:15 p.m. to discuss Phase III Washington Square Park redesign. The New York City Parks Department will be presenting a proposed design for the restrooms and Parks’ maintenance building — public comment is welcome. Prior to that, […]

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The Washington Square Park Task Force - What is it and what are its stated "goals?" (Part I)

The Washington Square Park Task Force – What is it and what are its stated "goals?" (Part I)

March 10, 2010

Part 1 of 2; 3/10/10 — There have been issues with the lack of follow-through of the Washington Square Park Task Force, the body designated to oversee the park’s redesign, since its inception. Since I touched on this body and issues with it back in November ’08, I thought I’d run an edited version of […]

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What Needs to be Done to Have a Functioning Washington Sq Park Task Force? #1: Separate from Community Bd 2 (Part II)

What Needs to be Done to Have a Functioning Washington Sq Park Task Force? #1: Separate from Community Bd 2 (Part II)

March 10, 2010

Part 2 of 2; 3/10/10: The same issues I wrote about when this post first was published in November 2008 seemed abated for awhile but have resurfaced anew. No one has any idea what is being missed in relation to Redesign: Phase II details pertaining to the chess tables, the Mounds, the childrens’ playground, the […]

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Two of Seven Newly Planted Trees Surrounding the Washington Square Park Fountain Have Died -- Is the Cause the Design? + WSP Task Force Meeting Update

Two of Seven Newly Planted Trees Surrounding the Washington Square Park Fountain Have Died — Is the Cause the Design? + WSP Task Force Meeting Update

December 10, 2009

Last week’s meeting of Washington Square Park Task Force/Community Board 2 Parks Committee on December 2nd provided minimal new information about Phase II (currently in progress) and Phase III of the Park’s redesign. Another meeting of the WSP Task Force is scheduled for February 2010 at which the NYC Parks Department will be prepared to […]

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Washington Square Park Task Force to Meet Wednesday, December 2nd to Address Final Phases of WSP Redesign Plan

Washington Square Park Task Force to Meet Wednesday, December 2nd to Address Final Phases of WSP Redesign Plan

November 30, 2009

On Wednesday, December 2nd, the Washington Square Park Task Force and Community Board 2′s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Committee will meet to address the following in relation to the final phases of Washington Square Park’s redesign: * Review of the current status of Phase II construction including presentation of various final details of the […]

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Washington Sq Park Task Force to Meet about Design of WSP Buildings - Administration and "Comfort Stations" - Wednesday, May 6th

Washington Sq Park Task Force to Meet about Design of WSP Buildings – Administration and "Comfort Stations" – Wednesday, May 6th

May 4, 2009

Some News: There will be a meeting of the Washington Square Park Task Force and Community Board 2 Parks Committee on Wednesday, May 6th focusing on the design of Washington Square Park‘s comfort stations (i.e., bathrooms) and administration buildings, all located on the South side of the Park. Community Board 2 Chairperson Brad Hoylman sent […]

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Washington Square Park Task Force To Meet Wednesday, February 4th

Washington Square Park Task Force To Meet Wednesday, February 4th

February 2, 2009

On Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30 PM, the Washington Square Park Task Force and Community Board 2 Parks Committee will meet to review Washington Square Park Redesign Phase 2 including plans for the stage, mounds, and sitting alcoves. Location: St. Vincent’s Hospital, 170 W. 12th St. Cronin Auditorium, 10th Floor.

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Report-back from Washington Sq Park Task Force Meeting on Phase II of Park's Redesign (Emphasis: The Playground, But So Much More is Revealed)

Report-back from Washington Sq Park Task Force Meeting on Phase II of Park's Redesign (Emphasis: The Playground, But So Much More is Revealed)

January 14, 2009

What was learned from the Washington Square Park Task Force – Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting Wednesday, January 7th held at the NYU Silver Center addressing (more of) Phase II as Phase I of Washington Square Park’s redesign nears completion: * The large playground (Northeast side) will be done in segments so that the […]

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