The Mystery That is Pillow Fight Day

The Mystery That is Pillow Fight Day

April 7, 2015

I am all for fun. In fact, originally, I thought it was cool when the annual Pillow Fight Day was moved to Washington Square a few years ago after taking place at Union Square Park. But, after 2013 where feathers were left everywhere, and after watching this video of Saturday’s event and seeing the feathers […]

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The Latest at East 7th & 2nd Avenue | Missing Animals Need "Aggressive, Detailed Search"

The Latest at East 7th & 2nd Avenue | Missing Animals Need “Aggressive, Detailed Search”

April 6, 2015

Updated, April 7th, 8:18 a.m. — After seeing the full scope of the demolished buildings in person at the site of the gas explosion yesterday at East 7th Street and Second Avenue (shocking to witness the devastation and impact), and searching around a bit, it gave me ideas as far as finding the remaining animals […]

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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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Shakespeare in the Square Today at Washington Square’s Garibaldi Plaza 12 and 4 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Square Today at Washington Square’s Garibaldi Plaza 12 and 4 p.m.

April 5, 2015

Today at 12 noon and 4 p.m. the annual Shakespeare in the Square at Washington Sq Park’s Garibaldi Plaza, east of the Fountain. From Untapped Cities: Today, Sunday, April 5th Celebrate Spring with Shakespeare in the Square in NYU’s production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The event is free and open to the […]

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My Piece at Huffington Post on Missing & Found Animals, Expedited Search Needed Near East Village Explosion Site

My Piece at Huffington Post on Missing & Found Animals, Expedited Search Needed Near East Village Explosion Site

April 4, 2015

I have a piece now up at the Huffington Post outlining the animal rescue efforts to date and need for expedited and more intensive search near the East Village explosion site for the remaining missing animals. I interviewed many of the people with missing – and found – animals about their experiences. It is a […]

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Laszlo and Lulu Get Checked Out by Vets at Bideawee After Rescue from Building Vacated After East Village Explosion, Also Tabby Cat Found Near Site

Laszlo and Lulu Get Checked Out by Vets at Bideawee After Rescue from Building Vacated After East Village Explosion, Also Tabby Cat Found Near Site

April 4, 2015

Photo of Laszlo and Lulu Collery of 125 Second Avenue who were trapped for days without food or water, getting checked up for trauma and smoke inhalation by Dr. Suzanne Paar and Veterinarian Assistant Chris at the Bideawee Animal Hospital, NYC, on Thursday. Read their story and how rescue efforts need to be stepped up […]

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4 Cats Found in Rescue Efforts in Aftermath of East Village Explosion, 4 Cats, 1 Dog Still Missing

4 Cats Found in Rescue Efforts in Aftermath of East Village Explosion, 4 Cats, 1 Dog Still Missing

April 2, 2015

Yvonne Collery’s apartment at 125 Second Avenue was being used “24/7 as a lookout” for fire fighter and rescue efforts following the tragic explosion that occurred last Thursday in the East Village. On Monday, she asked two fire chiefs if they would bring her ID and some clothing from the apartment as she was still […]

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Impact of East Village Explosion on Building Animals -- At least 7 Cats and 1 Dog Known Missing (Updated)

Impact of East Village Explosion on Building Animals — At least 7 Cats and 1 Dog Known Missing (Updated)

March 31, 2015

Updated April 1st, 9:13 a.m. It appears three of the cats have been found! Info at end. (ed. note: now 4!) Kathleen Blomberg has lived at 125 Second Avenue for twenty one years, most recently with her two cats, siblings Sebastian and Kitty Cordelia. It was 121 Second Avenue that caught fire on March 26th […]

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Questions about Washington Square Park conservancy? Community Board Meeting Wednesday April 1st to Discuss

Questions about Washington Square Park conservancy? Community Board Meeting Wednesday April 1st to Discuss

March 30, 2015

Still so many questions* about the Washington Square Park private conservancy, the way it was formed, the information that was intentionally withheld from the public, and what the plans are going forward for the so-called (self-dubbed) “little friends group.” To keep up to date on the organization’s activities, come to Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting […]

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Missing Animals from East Village Explosion: 7 Cats from Buildings Unaccounted for, Likely More | Plight of Animals Omitted from Media Reports (Updated)

Missing Animals from East Village Explosion: 7 Cats from Buildings Unaccounted for, Likely More | Plight of Animals Omitted from Media Reports (Updated)

March 29, 2015

Updated 6:27 p.m. Plight of Animals in East Village Buildings Unreported in Media Accounts of Aftermath of Explosion The East Village explosion that occurred Thursday afternoon (March 26) destroyed three buildings, countless homes, businesses, possessions, and possibly lives. There are two known missing persons. It is a terrible tragedy, especially because it appears landlord actions […]

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Will City's Parks Department Stop use of Monsanto's Roundup After International Report Declares Chemical a Carcinogen?

Will City’s Parks Department Stop use of Monsanto’s Roundup After International Report Declares Chemical a Carcinogen?

March 27, 2015

Environmental advocacy groups, Beyond Pesticides and the No Spray Coalition are calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to “stop the use of the country’s most popular herbicide, glyphosate, in the wake of an international ruling that it causes cancer in humans.” In addition, the No Spray […]

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