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Corporate Interference February 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Conference on Corporate Interference with Science and Health
March 13th and March 14th
58 Park Ave @ 38th St. NYC

http://www.corporateinterference.org/
http://www.corporateinterference.org/CorporateInterferenceFlyer.pdf

The topic of wireless health hazards will be new to some New Yorkers- but the issue
of cell towers on apartment buildings, wi-fi in schools and wireless devices on public transport and what they are doing to YOUR health begs an immediate national conversation. THE world’s experts will be speaking at this FREE conference in NYC.

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Peter June 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Is water in Wash Sq Fountain chlorinated???

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cathryn June 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

Hi Peter,

The water is I believe regular NYC water which is chlorinated but the water is also supposed to have some kind of disinfectant added to it. Hope that helps.

Cathryn

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Kellie September 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Hi my name is Kellie, I will proposing to my girlfriend in Washington square park this Wednesday around 3pm. But its my understanding there is an evening event going on that day starting at 6. So my question is will I still be able to access the park at 3 or will the park be closed for the event. I kind of need to know asap BC I’m flying in from Ohio to propose and I need to know if I should work something else out? Can you help me please?

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cathryn September 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Hi Kellie, so sorry for the delay. So, yes there is an evening event but it only takes over a small part of the Arch and Fountain Plaza. The park itself would never be largely closed. I don’t know what time they start shutting down the Arch area – so if you wanted the Arch that might be tricky but the Fountain and everywhere else will be fine. Good luck!!

Cathryn

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Kellie September 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Thank you Cathryn!! That helps :)

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CV September 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Hello Cathryn:

The WSP is a Magical Park in NYC and I love visiting the Park. I am an amateur photography hobbyist.

I was wondering if you could throw some light on the rules/policy, if regarding amateur candid photography at the WSP based on my traumatic experience at the Park very recently.

Sometimes when I capture pictures of the other park visitors and they notice me, I approach them with a smile, show them their pictures and offer to send their pictures to them, if they so fancied. I have made several interesting friends in this manner as well.

Recently I was at the WSP. A woman park visitor was at the park bench near the Arch, out in the open, in public view. I captured candid pictures of her while I was standing near the fountain without hiding the fact that I was capturing pictures of people out in the open and the place. The woman got upset with me. Immediately two Parks and Rec personnel in uniform descended upon me and rudely insisted that I ought to have sought the woman’s permission first. I politely tried to highlight that this was a public park and that I captured the pictures of someone who was also in full public view in a public place. However, out of courtesy to the offended woman, I apologized to her and I was trying to delete the pictures, while I am fully aware of my rights as a photographer in a public park in NYC. The Parks and Rec got impatient, threatened to call the NYPD and forcibly took my camera. They personally deleted the pictures from my camera after I showed them how to do delete them. After they handed over my camera back to me, they escorted me out of the park and made sure I crossed the street and asked me not to enter the park.

I have been traumatized ever since. The next day I posted a 311 service request by email on the NYC GOV website briefly explaining the episode.No one has replied to me yet. While I do not wish to take recourse to the law in this matter, I would love to hear your views on my experience and advise me if I did wrong or I have been wronged based on the above episode. This would help me during my future visits, if any, to the WSP.

Thanks much,

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CV September 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Hi Cathryn, I was wondering if you deliberately didn’t choose to reply to my questions about amateur candid photography at the WSP. I am still awaiting a response for my service request to the NYC Parks and Rec.
Thanks.
CV

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