Why Henry James Hated the Arch

Writer Henry James (1843-1916) used Washington Square as the name and setting for arguably his most well-known novel published in 1881. Washington Square also holds the claim of being one of his least favorite books … Read more…

Alas… Garibaldi

The statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was moved during the park’s controversial redesign (2007-2014+) from his long-standing location facing west looking towards the fountain to face south, where he is now. Garibaldi … Read more…