Turfs Almost Up for Parks Department

It’s a start. The New York City Council is at last showing some oversight of the Parks Department — around artificial turf. This substance has been placed by NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe in over … Read more…

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Where in the world is Alan Gerson?

Alan Gerson — the NY City Council representative for District 1 in Manhattan, which covers Washington Square Park — was missing in action Wednesday March 19th at the City Council hearing on the Parks Department … Read more…

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Stay tuned…

We’re amazed at all the layers that exist when one starts looking closely at the Washington Square Park issue. We have many ideas and information to share, some of which necessitates more research before reporting … Read more…

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"Honey, I Shrunk the Park"

Figures don’t lie. But a lot of liars figure. The NYC Parks Department figures that the “new and improved” Washington Square Park will have just as much public space as the old one. But let’s … Read more…

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What makes a great public space?

A study of Washington Square Park in 2005 by the Project for Public Spaces concluded: “Washington Square Park is one of the best known and best-loved destinations in New York City. And as a neighborhood … Read more…

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