Mystery as to why Costly Bridge Went Asway as Comptroller Seeks Better Transparency from Private Corporation Running Brooklyn Bridge Park

Mystery as to why Costly Bridge Went Asway as Comptroller Seeks Better Transparency from Private Corporation Running Brooklyn Bridge Park

May 6, 2015

When things are handled in a questionable manner from the start, typically, there will be some push back that occurs later. Here we have the situation with the Brooklyn Bridge Park, a project in the works for many years which ultimately went against community wishes, including housing within its borders. The park must work to […]

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Washington Square Park Artist Draws Guitarist "Sheriff" Bob

Washington Square Park Artist Draws Guitarist “Sheriff” Bob

May 5, 2015

Scene on the Fountain Plaza – An overall view Fountain Plaza, yesterday, Washington Square Park: Photos: Shije

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Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park-Style

Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park-Style

May 3, 2015

Fun Scavenger Hunt at the Park via The Bird Feed NYC:

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Donate to Help Search for "East Village Four" Missing Cats from Fire

Donate to Help Search for “East Village Four” Missing Cats from Fire

May 1, 2015

A group of New Yorkers has been working behind-the-scenes to find the four remaining cats missing after the East Village fire/explosion and has set up this GoFundMe site to raise $244 for four night vision cameras to track the cats who may have escaped behind the site of the fire. $61 has already been raised […]

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Ugly NYPD Trailer Removed Along Washington Square Only to be Replaced by Ugly Parks Department Storage Trailer | Insufficient Space in New $7 Million Building

Ugly NYPD Trailer Removed Along Washington Square Only to be Replaced by Ugly Parks Department Storage Trailer | Insufficient Space in New $7 Million Building

April 30, 2015

Updated May 1 – The New York City Police Department trailer along the southern perimeter of Washington Square Park had been there since the 1990s engaged in some level of surveillance, not fully functioning. Last year, this blog broke the story that the NYPD would be moving into the new Park administrative/bathroom building, still under construction and […]

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Fountain Plaza, Washington Square Park, Spring 2015

April 30, 2015

When will the fountain get turned on for the season this year? Last year, I speculated about when the fountain would start whooshing water. It has varied from year to year; the average time seems to be in the vicinity of mid-May. Last year, the jets were turned on just before Memorial Day. There are a […]

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Chess Plaza

Chess Plaza

April 29, 2015

Photo: Cathryn

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Former Sixth Avenue Barnes & Noble Site will not be a TD Bank

Former Sixth Avenue Barnes & Noble Site will not be a TD Bank

April 28, 2015

On December 31st, 2012, Barnes & Noble at Sixth Avenue and West 8th Street closed. A bookstore had been there at this corner location for years; Barnes & Noble had taken over the space from the B. Dalton chain (the corner had previously been the home of a Nathan’s hot dogs restaurant). People had a […]

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The Right to Perform Music at Washington Square Park - April 1961 Folk Riot and Now

The Right to Perform Music at Washington Square Park – April 1961 Folk Riot and Now

April 27, 2015

The Folk Riot at Washington Square Park – sometimes referred to as the Beatnik Riot – occurred on Sunday, April 9th, 1961 after the Parks Department of that time suppressed performance at the park, musicians fought back, a protest ensued on that date. The police were heavy handed and mass arrests took place resulting in widespread media coverage and further […]

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Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

April 24, 2015

Have you been wondering where the buried Minetta Creek flows underground around and through Washington Square and the Village? Or wanted to know the name of each species of tree in the park? Well, now you can find out with a wonderful new mobile map. You read about the beginnings of the project here last […]

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