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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Washington Square Park Music Volume: Opinions Build in Crescendo | Report back on Last Week's Public Hearing

Washington Square Park Music Volume: Opinions Build in Crescendo | Report back on Last Week’s Public Hearing

June 11, 2015

Community Board 2 held a public hearing last week on volume levels of music at the park. This is an issue that C.B.2 has brought up before – although curiously, over the seven years I have been writing this blog, it is only in the last two years that this been deemed an issue of any […]

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Washington Square Music Festival 57th Season 4 Tuesdays, Free Concerts Begin June 16th thru July 7th at the Park

Washington Square Music Festival 57th Season 4 Tuesdays, Free Concerts Begin June 16th thru July 7th at the Park

June 10, 2015

Upd 6/16: Opening night moved indoors to NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, one block east of Washington Square at Greene Street. Don’t miss the opening concert of the Washington Square Music Festival’s 2015 Season Tuesday, June 16th followed by performances every Tuesday in June and the first Tuesday in July. All concerts […]

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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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Fab French (Free!) Films on the Green at Washington Square Park Tonight, Friday, June 5 & Also June 12

Fab French (Free!) Films on the Green at Washington Square Park Tonight, Friday, June 5 & Also June 12

June 5, 2015

If you have never been to Films on the Green during a summer at Washington Square Park, showcasing fab French films shown under the Arch, it is a must do in which the park acts as the perfect setting for a dynamic and engaging experience. If you have been, you know this already! Films on […]

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Washington Square on a Rainy Summer Day

Washington Square on a Rainy Summer Day

June 3, 2015

Note: No wonder the trees around the Fountain Plaza are not surviving. As has been noted previously, there is improper drainage around these fountain trees: Yesterday, the park in the rain. Photos: Cathryn

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Fate of Music at Washington Sq Park to be Discussed by Comm Bd 2: Public Hearing Wed. June 3rd

Fate of Music at Washington Sq Park to be Discussed by Comm Bd 2: Public Hearing Wed. June 3rd

May 29, 2015

There are three topics on the June 3rd agenda of Community Board 2′s Parks Committee, one of which directly impacts Washington Square Park and performance of music at the park.  This is a follow-up on a previously poorly advertised meeting last summer on the issue of music at the park, pertaining to decibels, drums and […]

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World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

May 29, 2015

The World Science Festival, now in its 8th year, is going on through the weekend around the city, and comes to Washington Square on Sunday, May 31st when the park will act as host to the Ultimate Science Street Fair. Added on this year to the schedule is a chance to discover wildlife in the […]

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No Longer Driving the Culture, is the Village Now “a Geography of Nowhere?”

No Longer Driving the Culture, is the Village Now “a Geography of Nowhere?”

May 26, 2015

The New Yorker this week grapples with the question: Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village? The article begins with a focus on the House of Cards & Curiosities which for twenty years successfully managed its unique business on Eighth Avenue between Jane and West 12th Streets; it will close later […]

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Cutest Squirrel Ever at Washington Square Park

Cutest Squirrel Ever at Washington Square Park

May 22, 2015

I think they are all great, of course. This was taken in 2011 and I believe this was on the Eastern end of the park. Photo: Cathryn

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