Washington Square Dog Run Looking for Submissions of Artwork for 2015 Calendar (Due Tomorrow! 8/15)

Washington Square Dog Run Looking for Submissions of Artwork for 2015 Calendar (Due Tomorrow! 8/15)

August 14, 2014

The Washington Square Park Dog Run is putting together their calendar for 2015 and they are looking for submissions of “paintings, illustrations, scribbles, sculptures and collages of real or conceptual dogs (it does not have to be your dog and it does not have to be literal).” Please submit in jpg form. Artwork is due […]

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Going "Green:" Washington Square's Arch Making the Switch to LED Lighting

Going “Green:” Washington Square’s Arch Making the Switch to LED Lighting

August 5, 2014

Updated Update 8/6 12:36 p.m.: The LED lighting work has not begun yet but will at some point soon. Currently, the Arch is undergoing annual maintenance and restoration work. Will update on when the LED lighting project will begin. – Work is scheduled to begin this summer to switch up the lights at the Arch to […]

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The Fountain's Green, Lake-like Look Over the Weekend

The Fountain’s Green, Lake-like Look Over the Weekend

August 5, 2014

The green, soothing color of the Fountain on Sunday. The water is never this green! Assuming it was the rain from the night before… Photo: Cathryn

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Remember when Mike Myers and Mario Batali Played Ping Pong at the Park and Went Atop the Arch? Footage Finally Appears On New Batali Hulu Show

Remember when Mike Myers and Mario Batali Played Ping Pong at the Park and Went Atop the Arch? Footage Finally Appears On New Batali Hulu Show

August 1, 2014

It’s been three years since Mike Myers and Mario Batali were on the Fountain Plaza playing ping pong with men in black guarding the door to the Arch as the pair (and a crew) went up to the top and waved to passers-by. Well, that footage has finally been released and formatted into a show […]

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Questions Around New Community Board 2 Resolution Addressing "Noise," "Closures" and Skateboards at Washington Square Park

Questions Around New Community Board 2 Resolution Addressing “Noise,” “Closures” and Skateboards at Washington Square Park

July 31, 2014

Updated VersionLast Thursday, Community Board 2 passed a resolution pertaining to Washington Square Park and issues surrounding skateboarders, noise levels and potential closures at the entrances to the park. The resolution was the result of topics (somewhat) discussed at CB2′s Parks committee meeting earlier in the month; these topics were never announced as agenda items […]

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Summer Washington Square

Summer Washington Square

July 28, 2014

Clearly, there is some disturbance to the Universe that is the trees that line the Washington Square Park fountain as … (more on this to come) Photos: Cathryn I have some news’ posts to come … check back!

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The park in the news: Battling Snakes, Dogs and Light Sabers!

The park in the news: Battling Snakes, Dogs and Light Sabers!

July 24, 2014

The snake found a home! Adopted via Lil Monsters Animal Shelter. Story via DNAInfo Washington Square Park Dog Run voted #1 by Curbed readers A Light Saber Battle is coming to Washington Square Park on Saturday, August 9th at 9 p.m. (for better or worse). At least there are no feathers. Photo: Angely Mercado

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Snake in the Grass Found at Washington Square Park | Could this be one of snakes "exhibited" at park for donations?

Snake in the Grass Found at Washington Square Park | Could this be one of snakes “exhibited” at park for donations?

July 21, 2014

Updated From time to time, people come with two long, exotic snakes to Washington Square Park for interaction with visitors on the park’s pathways with the intention of getting donations. Photo above and at bottom pictures a cream-colored snake from late May. I’m not a fan of the whole ‘displaying snakes in a public park’ […]

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Washington Square: Post-Flood

Washington Square: Post-Flood

July 17, 2014

Posts upcoming: More on the flood, a new (clearly) dying tree around the Fountain, the “return” of the “hot dog” food cart vendors, changes coming to the Arch, the private conservancy & more. Yesterday, at least mid-afternoon, post-flood, the Fountain was off. Photos: Cathryn

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It Happened at Washington Square: Why is the (New) Park Severely Flooding?

It Happened at Washington Square: Why is the (New) Park Severely Flooding?

July 16, 2014

Updated – It’s not the first time… this photo of a severely flooded Washington Square Park east of the Fountain from yesterday’s storm: Recently, on a tour of the park, re-designer George Vellonakis explained how he re-designed the new park so that one side of the pathway to the east sloped up and other side of the pathway […]

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