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You Gotta Have Park! Private Philanthropy & Public Parks, Panel in Chelsea, Thurs. June 18th

You Gotta Have Park! Private Philanthropy & Public Parks, Panel in Chelsea, Thurs. June 18th

June 11, 2015

On Thursday, June 18th, I will be on a panel having a discussion on private philanthropy and public parks hosted by the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club. It should be interesting – there is a great panel of guests – and it is a very important and timely discussion. Mark your calendars and please attend, tell […]

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Blog Schedule

Blog Schedule

June 8, 2015

Update 6/9: So, this week it looks like Wednesday 6/10! (Still working how it will work out. Stay tuned…) I am going to get a schedule going on the blog. I have changed this around over the years. In the beginning, I published blog posts pretty much every day Monday to Friday … and, at […]

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Profile at New York Bound Books - And Washington Square 1977!

Profile at New York Bound Books – And Washington Square 1977!

April 6, 2015

Yukie Ohta, who runs and writes the fantastic website, Soho Memory Project, also writes at the equally wonderful New York Bound Books – “all things New York for readers and writers.” She wrote a very nice profile about me there: You Gotta Have Park! (Clever!) The piece includes this great picture of her with her mom […]

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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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Blog Appeal

Blog Appeal

June 1, 2014

If you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and find the information valuable and consistent quality, consider making a donation to support the blogger. For over six years, WSP Blog has tracked the park’s redesign progress (and issues), reported on the latest park news – as well as at other NYC public spaces, covered meetings related to […]

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Exposing the Secret Attempt to Privatize and Sanitize Washington Square Park

Exposing the Secret Attempt to Privatize and Sanitize Washington Square Park

May 27, 2014

Updated 5/27 3:23 p.m. and 5/28 9:03 a.m. When Private Influence Controls Public Parks You are probably aware of the secret scheme to privatize Washington Square Park: A private conservancy was hatched and developed over two years behind closed doors without any public input, it was then presented to the community as a fait accompli. […]

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Report-back C.B. 2 Meeting/Conservancy Coming! | Meanwhile, This week's Villager: Conservancy, C.B. 2 feel unmitigated heat at very tense meeting

Report-back C.B. 2 Meeting/Conservancy Coming! | Meanwhile, This week’s Villager: Conservancy, C.B. 2 feel unmitigated heat at very tense meeting

March 14, 2014

My report-back piece on the meeting is coming shortly! A few unanticipated factors got in the way, apologies. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen The Villager piece, check it out. The Villager: Conservancy, C.B. 2 feel unmitigated heat at very tense meeting, March 13, 2014 BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER     Richard Caccappolo, chairperson […]

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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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Thursday, October 10th Official Release Event: Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places) at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan

Thursday, October 10th Official Release Event: Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places) at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan

October 5, 2013

Why was the fountain moved 23 feet east to line up with the Arch at Fifth Avenue after 137 years in its previous location? Did cars really run through the Arch? What is the story behind the “Hangman’s” elm at the park? Why did Henry James hate the Arch? Answers to these questions and more! […]

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Come Join Me for a Reading and Discussion at Bluestockings Books, Lower East Side, Thursday, October 10th

Come Join Me for a Reading and Discussion at Bluestockings Books, Lower East Side, Thursday, October 10th

September 24, 2013

Dear Blog Readers: I’d love to have you join me for a reading, also the official release event for Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places), on Thursday, October 10th at Bluestockings books on the Lower East Side. We’ll also be having a discussion about the park as well as New York City’s […]

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