Be There! People's Climate March Uptown Sunday, September 21st

Be There! People’s Climate March Uptown Sunday, September 21st

September 16, 2014

You may have seen people in brightly colored “People’s Climate March” shirts roaming through Washington Square Park and all around the city with a petition seeking signatures to support the People’s Climate March and to pressure the United Nations and world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, to at last ACT when they meet next […]

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Look Closely! Pigeons as Art in Washington Square Park

Look Closely! Pigeons as Art in Washington Square Park

September 10, 2014

Look closely! (They are made of felt.) The artist asks for donations. (I have seen her but do not know her name and will update as I can.) Via New Yorkist

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New Posts Return Wednesday, September 10th

New Posts Return Wednesday, September 10th

September 9, 2014

Hi, lots going on. Please check back! (And check out the archives – right side bar, see categories.) Cathryn WSP Blog

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Why is the Parks Department Defending Continued Use of Roundup Pesticide in NYC Parks?

Why is the Parks Department Defending Continued Use of Roundup Pesticide in NYC Parks?

September 5, 2014

In case you missed, it, DNAinfo published a piece recently which delves into pesticide usage in New York City Parks, particularly the use of RoundUp manufactured (and promoted) by Monsanto and its link to cancers (long known). RoundUp is often used to kill small weeds in our city’s parks that could be pulled by hand […]

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Photo: 1912 Labor Day Demonstration at Washington Square Park

Photo: 1912 Labor Day Demonstration at Washington Square Park

September 1, 2014

Photo via NYC Parks Department Twitter

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A Week Off... Blogging Break

A Week Off… Blogging Break

August 25, 2014

Hi Friends & Blog Readers, Taking this week off, a blogging break. Be back after Labor Day. Stay cool! Check the archives for some of the back posts. See categories on right hand side bar. Thanks for reading… Hope you are having a great summer! Cathryn WSP Blog p.s. You know if there is breaking […]

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Controversy Over Pillow Fights and Light Saber Battles At Parks

Controversy Over Pillow Fights and Light Saber Battles At Parks

August 22, 2014

In last week’s Villager, there was an article on the Light Saber Battle that took place at Washington Square Park on Saturday, August 9th. The Light Saber Battle NYC, now in its sixth year, is run by an “event planning” company called Newmindspace which also produces Pillow Fight Day. Their events are geared towards having […]

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Indie Chicks Shine Light on Media's Negative Messaging to Women With Action at Washington Square Park

Indie Chicks Shine Light on Media’s Negative Messaging to Women With Action at Washington Square Park

August 19, 2014

The creators of web site and publication, Indie Chick, went around town yesterday challenging women’s magazines and media to stop the negative messaging. Adorned with visible signs and outfits illuminating this, their stops included some of the city’s highly trafficked areas and parks, including Bryant Park, Central Park, and, Washington Square Park. The three founders of […]

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Mid-Summer Washington Square -- Photos, And a Few Brief Updates

Mid-Summer Washington Square — Photos, And a Few Brief Updates

August 14, 2014

Note summer comfort station hours above. And the administration offices now have a gauzy material covering the windows: NY Dosas is in the park now after so long outside but the other “hot dog” vendors are missing at the moment (soon to return I’ve been told): The fountain was off limits over the weekend, the […]

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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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