Washington Square Weekend: Pigeon Appreciation, Garibaldi Barricaded (Again), Flags at Half Staff

by cathryn on February 5, 2013

Flag Half Staff Behind Arch for Ed Koch

NYC : “Gateway of America”

Gals Feeding Pigeons…

Pigeons In Flight Above the Fountain

More Pigeon Appreciation

Garibaldi Mysteriously Behind Barricades Yet Again

I was a little confused about the barricades perpetually surrounding Garibaldi but, as I pondered this, I realized perhaps it is to prevent skateboarding on the statue!

 
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Angela February 27, 2013 at 8:33 am

When I walk my dogs early occasionally I see large branches from that adjacent tree have broken off and fallen on/near the statue. I was thinking maybe it’s because of that to keep people away. But skateboarding makes alot of sense.

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cathryn March 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hi Angela,

I definitely have noticed at times large branches fallen down nearby – well, mostly after the hurricane – originally I thought it was due to the trouble at the Arch, then the storm but now I do think it’s about the skateboarding. It does make sense, right? Maybe they should have left him where he was…? He just seems so lonely where he is now – except for the skateboarders, of course. :)

Cathryn.

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