At Philadelphia's Washington Square Park, Lost Drone | See Drone Fly Through NYC’s Arch (But Don’t Get Too Used to It)

At Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park, Lost Drone | See Drone Fly Through NYC’s Arch (But Don’t Get Too Used to It)

February 24, 2015

I was all ready to write about a drone being discovered at WSP based on a Google Alert I received when I realized it was a drone found in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park (yes, there is one) posted on Craigs List. Who knows? It could have been a new form of surveillance for the NYPD left […]

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A Drive Through Gowanus, Brooklyn with Stops at Electronics Recycling Warehouse and Whole Foods [Sponsored Post]

A Drive Through Gowanus, Brooklyn with Stops at Electronics Recycling Warehouse and Whole Foods [Sponsored Post]

February 18, 2015

My beloved car met a slow death about five years ago and I have never quite recovered. It wasn’t fancy (a 1997 grey Buick Skylark) but it was familiar, it was comfortable and I trusted it – really the main things you want in a car. And, yes, it was a bit sentimental: I inherited […]

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In The News... Caffe Dante Closing, Madison Square Continued Commercialization, Coney Island Boardwalk Fight...

In The News… Caffe Dante Closing, Madison Square Continued Commercialization, Coney Island Boardwalk Fight…

February 17, 2015

Just short of 100 years old, Caffe Dante on MacDougal Street sadly closing!, Vanishing New York Petrosino Square lawsuit: bike parking vs. art space – appeal heard in court today, A Walk in the Park Many of us have experienced this – the place we get things done, connect, meet up with others, write, closes […]

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Washington Square Park Sidewalk Fix News, Arch LED Lighting Makeover To Commence in Spring, More

Washington Square Park Sidewalk Fix News, Arch LED Lighting Makeover To Commence in Spring, More

February 12, 2015

Continued report-back from the February 4th meeting of Community Board 2′s Parks Committee addressing Washington Square Park follows. (See previous posts related to this meeting on NYPD moving into building and real-time surveillance at park and issues with wi-fi in parks.) Park’s Sidewalks To At Last Begin Construction This Summer  The long-awaited rebuilding of the […]

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NYPD to Surveil Washington Square Park Visitors in Real Time

NYPD to Surveil Washington Square Park Visitors in Real Time

February 9, 2015

Updated February 10th, 11:13 a.m. Early last year, this blog was tipped off that the soon-to-open building in Washington Square Park, home to the Parks Department district offices and restrooms for the park, was set to also harbor … the New York City Police Department. This had never been discussed over years of meetings about […]

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Washington Square Park - The Latest: Updates Coming Next

Washington Square Park – The Latest: Updates Coming Next

February 6, 2015

This blog is almost seven years old. The seventh anniversary is February 26th. That is hard to imagine! I have been revisiting some of the earlier posts. This photo (at right) is from early on during Washington Square Park Phase I construction. The report-backs from Wednesday’s Community Board meeting about the park will be staggered […]

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City of New York Pushing for Wi-Fi in all Parks - is that a good thing?

City of New York Pushing for Wi-Fi in all Parks – is that a good thing?

February 5, 2015

Detailed report-back coming from Wednesday night’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting as it relates to Washington Square Park coming (as I noted… some illuminating things to report). But first… One item that came up towards the end of the meeting is the issue of permanent Wi-Fi in the park (they call it “free” tho’ it mostly […]

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Latest on Washington Square Park from Last Night's Community Board Meeting Coming...

Latest on Washington Square Park from Last Night’s Community Board Meeting Coming…

February 5, 2015

An update from last night’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting will be coming with lots of juicy information around Washington Square! Information was provided by park administrator Sarah Neilson and others from the city’s Parks Department. I don’t know if this report-back will rival the 2008 update on the park’s construction which featured an 8-part […]

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Community Board 2 to Discuss Latest Regarding Washington Square Park on Wednesday, February 4th

Community Board 2 to Discuss Latest Regarding Washington Square Park on Wednesday, February 4th

January 30, 2015

Delayed from its originally scheduled date of December 2014, Washington Square Park will make its appearance on Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting agenda on Wednesday, February 4th. Bring your issues of concern. Washington Square Park Administrator Sarah Neilson will be there to update and answer questions. Also on the CB2 agenda: *Update on the […]

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Washington Square Park/All NYC Parks Close 6 p.m. Today Monday Jan. 26 #Blizzardof2015

Washington Square Park/All NYC Parks Close 6 p.m. Today Monday Jan. 26 #Blizzardof2015

January 26, 2015

The New York City Parks Department will close all parks today, Monday, January 26th at 6 p.m. The agency is advising people to also stay out of local parks tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th due to possibility of falling tree limbs and branches. Washington Square Park always looks fantastic in the snow! Photo: Cathryn

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