** Tales of Washington Square Park — Available for the first time as an Ebook! **
Tales of Washington Square Park is your official guide to that historic park by the editor of the Washington Square Park Blog. The book is a carefully curated selection of articles and photographs that best sum up this blog’s view of the park and its history. Topics addressed include:
Why was the fountain moved 23 feet east to line up with the Arch at Fifth Avenue after 137 years in its previous location?
Did cars really run through the Arch?
What is the story behind the “Hangman’s” elm at the park? Is this 300 year old tree in jeopardy?
How many skeletons are buried under the park?
Why did Henry James hate the Arch?
How did Dave Chappelle “find his voice” in the Fountain?
How is privatization of public space hurting our public parks?
Answers to these questions and more!
From Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Jacobs, Bob Dylan, Dave Chappelle to today, the park remains the heart of Greenwich Village. It is a constant reminder of the magical commons in the midst of the privatized city.
After eight years of writing the Washington Square Park Blog, Cathryn Swan compiled twelve of her favorite stories and articles (two first published at her Huffington Post blog), updated them, included wonderful photos of the park in action, and now this collection is available in Ebook form.
What else will you find in Tales of Washington Square Park ?
The Washington Square Folk Riots and other history, personalities such as Jane Jacobs and Charlie Barnett, nature at the park, the wonderful Arch!, the park’s recent controversial redesign, what’s happening at NYC parks with the privatization of public space, and more.
The book was previously available in print only. This is the first time it is available as an Ebook (PDF); it has been updated from the previous version.
Get your copy of Tales of Washington Square Park today!
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