Latest on Washington Square Park from Last Night's Community Board Meeting Coming...

Latest on Washington Square Park from Last Night’s Community Board Meeting Coming…

February 5, 2015

An update from last night’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting will be coming with lots of juicy information around Washington Square! Information was provided by park administrator Sarah Neilson and others from the city’s Parks Department. I don’t know if this report-back will rival the 2008 update on the park’s construction which featured an 8-part […]

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Community Board 2 to Discuss Latest Regarding Washington Square Park on Wednesday, February 4th

Community Board 2 to Discuss Latest Regarding Washington Square Park on Wednesday, February 4th

January 30, 2015

Delayed from its originally scheduled date of December 2014, Washington Square Park will make its appearance on Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting agenda on Wednesday, February 4th. Bring your issues of concern. Washington Square Park Administrator Sarah Neilson will be there to update and answer questions. Also on the CB2 agenda: *Update on the […]

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Washington Square Park/All NYC Parks Close 6 p.m. Today Monday Jan. 26 #Blizzardof2015

Washington Square Park/All NYC Parks Close 6 p.m. Today Monday Jan. 26 #Blizzardof2015

January 26, 2015

The New York City Parks Department will close all parks today, Monday, January 26th at 6 p.m. The agency is advising people to also stay out of local parks tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th due to possibility of falling tree limbs and branches. Washington Square Park always looks fantastic in the snow! Photo: Cathryn

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A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park

A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park

January 23, 2015

New York University’s latest Alumni magazine features A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park. The map is featured above and the magazine also contains a key explaining those inhabitants and visitors, which includes the American Tree Sparrow, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Human, Little Brown Bat, Rock Dove (the pigeon!), Red-tailed Hawk, […]

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"The Worst Building in the Gilded City" is in Brooklyn Bridge Park -- When Public Space Is Privatized and Forced to Earn Wages

“The Worst Building in the Gilded City” is in Brooklyn Bridge Park — When Public Space Is Privatized and Forced to Earn Wages

January 20, 2015

It seems right now we live in a city with an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to our parks. Either we accept that public space will be privatized and commercialized or we don’t – just don’t expect any discussion around it. There is no middle ground in the eyes of the privatizers. Thus far, the […]

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Hot Local Chain Joe Coffee Has New Spot Brewing Near Washington Square

Hot Local Chain Joe Coffee Has New Spot Brewing Near Washington Square

January 14, 2015

Yesterday, on Twitter, Joe Coffee announced a new location of their small coffee shop chain, which launched in 2003 on Waverly Place, set to settle in near Washington Square Park. Joe Coffee @JoecoffeeNYC  ·  Jan 13 Friends near Washington Square Park and #NYU, we’re bringing you a present in early 2015. One hint: it’s a coffee […]

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First Snow at the Park 2015

First Snow at the Park 2015

January 7, 2015

First snow at the park 2015, from yesterday. Photo: Cathryn

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Washington Square Park Circa 1968 by James Jowers

Washington Square Park Circa 1968 by James Jowers

January 3, 2015

A blogger from Berlin wrote at The Finger Blog about New York circa 1960s as shown in photographs by James Jowers – like the one above of the woman sitting facing in on the ledge of the Washington Square Park fountain, lit Christmas tree under the Arch behind her, pack of crumpled cigarettes by her […]

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Privatization of Madison Square Park Works Out Well for Restauranteur Danny Meyer as Shake Shack IPO Imminent (Look Out Washington Square...)

Privatization of Madison Square Park Works Out Well for Restauranteur Danny Meyer as Shake Shack IPO Imminent (Look Out Washington Square…)

December 30, 2014

How NYC’s Madison Square Park ended up with the Shake Shack within it run by restauranteur Danny Meyer brings up a few questions – ones that are all too infrequently asked. Yet due to the fast success of that venture ten years ago leading to fame and mega-expansion – there are now 63 of the “burger stands” […]

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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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