Summer Washington Square

Summer Washington Square

July 28, 2014

Clearly, there is some disturbance to the Universe that is the trees that line the Washington Square Park fountain as … (more on this to come) Photos: Cathryn I have some news’ posts to come … check back!

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The park in the news: Battling Snakes, Dogs and Light Sabers!

The park in the news: Battling Snakes, Dogs and Light Sabers!

July 24, 2014

The snake found a home! Adopted via Lil Monsters Animal Shelter. Story via DNAInfo Washington Square Park Dog Run voted #1 by Curbed readers A Light Saber Battle is coming to Washington Square Park on Saturday, August 9th at 9 p.m. (for better or worse). At least there are no feathers. Photo: Angely Mercado

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Snake in the Grass Found at Washington Square Park | Could this be one of snakes "exhibited" at park for donations?

Snake in the Grass Found at Washington Square Park | Could this be one of snakes “exhibited” at park for donations?

July 21, 2014

Updated From time to time, people come with two long, exotic snakes to Washington Square Park for interaction with visitors on the park’s pathways with the intention of getting donations. Photo above and at bottom pictures a cream-colored snake from late May. I’m not a fan of the whole ‘displaying snakes in a public park’ […]

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Washington Square: Post-Flood

Washington Square: Post-Flood

July 17, 2014

Posts upcoming: More on the flood, a new (clearly) dying tree around the Fountain, the “return” of the “hot dog” food cart vendors, changes coming to the Arch, the private conservancy & more. Yesterday, at least mid-afternoon, post-flood, the Fountain was off. Photos: Cathryn

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It Happened at Washington Square: Why is the (New) Park Severely Flooding?

It Happened at Washington Square: Why is the (New) Park Severely Flooding?

July 16, 2014

Updated – It’s not the first time… this photo of a severely flooded Washington Square Park east of the Fountain from yesterday’s storm: Recently, on a tour of the park, re-designer George Vellonakis explained how he re-designed the new park so that one side of the pathway to the east sloped up and other side of the pathway […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden

Elizabeth Street Garden

July 11, 2014

Updated I was walking on Elizabeth Street between Prince and Spring yesterday and had the chance to visit the Elizabeth Street Garden. There is an ongoing effort to make sure the garden gets preserved as open space. Visit the Elizabeth Street Garden web site to learn more of the struggle to save the garden. It is […]

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Have the Washington Square Park "Hot Dog" Vendors Vanished Again? (Updated)

Have the Washington Square Park “Hot Dog” Vendors Vanished Again? (Updated)

July 9, 2014

Update July 11, 2014: The Parks Department is now saying that the vendors that appeared in June were meant to be “temporary” and that permanent vendors will not be in place until August. More to come on this. Is there trouble afoot with the Washington Square Park “hot dog” food cart vendors? An observant park-goer […]

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Wildlife Appreciation: Washington Square

Wildlife Appreciation: Washington Square

July 9, 2014

One of my favorite things about Washington Square Park is how appreciative of the park’s wildlife people are! And, in turn, children learn to appreciate the wildlife that are around them, including the pigeons and squirrels, which are New York City’s nature and wildlife and deserve that appreciation! (Cell phone pictures = a little fuzzy!) […]

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New Posts Resume Wednesday, July 9th!

New Posts Resume Wednesday, July 9th!

July 7, 2014

Check back for new posts Wednesday, July 9th!

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Comm. Board 2 to Discuss Washington Sq Park "Operational Issues" Wednesday Night July 2nd

Comm. Board 2 to Discuss Washington Sq Park “Operational Issues” Wednesday Night July 2nd

July 1, 2014

From Community Board 2: PARKS/WATERFRONT Committee Meeting Wednesday, July 2nd @ 6:00 PM Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue at Prince Street, Auditorium Topics on Agenda: – Friends of Petrosino Park to discuss status of the park. – Christopher Park Partnership introduction to Community Board 2 – Discussion of Washington Square Park operational issues. […]

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