NYC Parks to Pigeon Abducters: Don't Steal Our Animals! -- "Pigeons are Core to Character of NYC"

NYC Parks to Pigeon Abducters: Don’t Steal Our Animals! — “Pigeons are Core to Character of NYC”

July 29, 2015

Updated 3:29 p.m. NYC Parks Department Speaks Out on Abducting; PA pigeon shoot occurring this weekend; Is a Brooklyn pet supply store involved in netting & selling of NYC street pigeons? The New York City Parks Department is not taking kindly to the netting and abduction of nearly 300 pigeons at Washington Square Park last […]

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Who Netted and Abducted Nearly 300 of Washington Square Park's Pigeons?

Who Netted and Abducted Nearly 300 of Washington Square Park’s Pigeons?

July 27, 2015

Updated July 28th, 5:43 p.m. 300 Pigeons Seized and Abducted from Washington Square Park | Netted and Snatched in Broad Daylight to be Sold and Killed in Cruel Pennsylvania Live Shoots For over ten years, there have been reports of mass pigeon netting – bird napping – going on in New York City. A van […]

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Mayor De Blasio & NYPD Over-the-top Response to Reported Homeless in Tompkins Square Park

Mayor De Blasio & NYPD Over-the-top Response to Reported Homeless in Tompkins Square Park

July 22, 2015

Updated 7/23: There is now a petition to get the tower at Tompkins Square Park taken down! See link at end. Are you kidding? The New York Post and other publications who averted their eyes during the Bloomberg Administration’s all too dodgy and often underhanded activities came out swinging at Mayor Bill de Blasio in […]

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July 22, 2015

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And Then There was One: 1 Hot Dog Vendor Returns; No More Mario Batali GelOtto, Three Other Food Carts at Park

And Then There was One: 1 Hot Dog Vendor Returns; No More Mario Batali GelOtto, Three Other Food Carts at Park

July 16, 2015

Updated 8:01 p.m. Remember Hot Dog-gate (Wiener gate?) with Removal of Park “Hot Dog” Vendors? An Update In Fall of 2013, this blog revealed that a newly-formed private conservancy group at Washington Square Park was operating months prior to coming before Community Board 2 for approval of its “formation.” At its very first meeting in […]

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Nana, a Lovely (Former) Greenwich Village Cat: Her Guardian got Sick, Relinquished to ACC | Needs a New Home Now

Nana, a Lovely (Former) Greenwich Village Cat: Her Guardian got Sick, Relinquished to ACC | Needs a New Home Now

July 10, 2015

Update June 13th: I am sorry to inform that Nana was killed. It is hard to know what the answer is, in a city of 8 million people – you would think these animals could be saved, more people would step up, that they would not be killed for bogus reasons, that they would not […]

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City Club Legal Challenge to Hudson River Park Trust / Barry Diller "Pier 55" Island Plans

City Club Legal Challenge to Hudson River Park Trust / Barry Diller “Pier 55″ Island Plans

June 24, 2015

Earlier this month a significant lawsuit was filed by the NYC-based City Club and two individuals, Tom Fox, the head of the predecessor organization to the current Hudson River Park Trust and Rob Thomas, a professor of environmental studies at the New School, around the elaborate plans for Pier 55, the Barry Diller / Diane […]

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Summer Daze Washington Square Park

Summer Daze Washington Square Park

June 24, 2015

I was looking at the fountain from the Arch and noticed the plume was really full and moving like a hurricane. As I got closer… I realized it was a man … doing this… I would classify this as … don’t try this at home … or in the Washington Square Park Fountain! One of […]

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Overheard on the Fountain Plaza

Overheard on the Fountain Plaza

June 24, 2015

Two grey haired men in t-shirts and long shorts walking purposefully through the park alongside the fountain headed north. One man is leading the way. As he walks by, he says to the other, “I wanna go check out the fucking Arch.” Still working on this schedule thing. Many posts in the queue today! Check […]

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1950s & 60s Washington Square Captured in New Exhibit, Folk City, at Museum of City of New York

1950s & 60s Washington Square Captured in New Exhibit, Folk City, at Museum of City of New York

June 17, 2015

A memorable collection of images, stories, and multi-media capturing Washington Square and Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 1960s goes on display beginning today, June 17th, at the Museum of the City of New York as its new exhibit, “Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival” opens. A time period people remain fascinated […]

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