actions/events

Photos & Media Coverage: Rally To Keep Private Influence OUT, "Hot Dog Carts" IN Washington Sq Park Sunday

Photos & Media Coverage: Rally To Keep Private Influence OUT, “Hot Dog Carts” IN Washington Sq Park Sunday

December 9, 2013

REVERSE BLOOMBERG’S PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SPACES Early Sunday morning, December 8th at Washington Square Park! Before Rally Begins: Getting Started: Other vendors spoke out in support: The group gathers together in solidarity at the end! All Photos: Cathryn except Bottom Photo: Stacy Walsh Rosenstock via Metro NY A note: Although all the media coverage headings [...]

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Thursday, October 10th Official Release Event: Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places) at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan

Thursday, October 10th Official Release Event: Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places) at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan

October 5, 2013

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? Why did Henry James hate the Arch? Answers to these questions and more! [...]

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March Against Monsanto, Washington Square

March Against Monsanto, Washington Square

May 30, 2013

From this past weekend, Saturday, May 25th, March Against Monsanto, Washington Square (a bit delayed posting but wanted to get them up here anyway): Let’s all be so appreciative of and kind to other species. *   *   * For more on Monsanto, go here, Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Awful Products Made [...]

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Saturday, May 25th Activism in City Parks -- Petrosino Square Rally Against Bike Docking Stations | Union Square & Washington Square March (& Assembly) Against Monsanto

Saturday, May 25th Activism in City Parks — Petrosino Square Rally Against Bike Docking Stations | Union Square & Washington Square March (& Assembly) Against Monsanto

May 23, 2013

Saturday, May 25th: 12 noon: Petrosino Square (South side of Spring Street where Lafayette and Cleveland Place meet) Remove the Bike Docking Stations out of Petrosino Square! CitiBike is scheduled to go ‘live’ Monday, Memorial Day. In advance of that people are coming together to ask the Department of Transportation (DOT) to respect the community and [...]

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Free Health Care & Spirited Activism Transform NYC Public Spaces Saturday from Washington Square to Union Square to St. Vincent's Triangle

Free Health Care & Spirited Activism Transform NYC Public Spaces Saturday from Washington Square to Union Square to St. Vincent’s Triangle

March 26, 2013

Occupy Town Square, Strike Debt, and other Occupy Wall Street groups, gathered together Saturday, March 23rd for “Medical Emergency: Life or Debt” with Washington Square Park as the hub. Shortly after 2 p.m., a march commenced that wound past the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, stopped at Union Square, and then onto the [...]

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Reiki... Yoga... Ask a Doctor... Occupy Town Square Returns to Washington Square Saturday, March 23rd Offering Free Health Care, Education & More

Reiki… Yoga… Ask a Doctor… Occupy Town Square Returns to Washington Square Saturday, March 23rd Offering Free Health Care, Education & More

March 21, 2013

Updated 3/22 — A year after their kick-off event at Washington Square in 2012, Occupy Town Square returns to the park on Saturday, March 23rd, this time highlighting health care and debt and the connections with the event Occupy Town Square: Life or Debt. In light of the tragedy of nearby St. Vincent’s Hospital closing [...]

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Occupy Wall Street at Washington Square Yesterday and Later Today

Occupy Wall Street at Washington Square Yesterday and Later Today

October 16, 2011

A contingent of the Occupy Wall Street March which marched to Times Square for a big gathering yesterday met first at Washington Square Park for a “student assembly” in the afternoon; headed to midtown and then a large group returned to the Park in the evening (perhaps barricades of the Fountain and Arch had been [...]

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Video from Friday's Earth Day Action at the Park

Video from Friday's Earth Day Action at the Park

April 27, 2011

Superb video of Friday’s Earth Day Action — nicely edited, concise, fun to watch – and all set to music! ************************************************************** The previous WSP Blog post on this action, “For Earth Day, Banner Launched Via Balloons At Washington Square Arch to Protest Use of Rainforest Wood In New Park Benches” was linked to by Forbes [...]

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For Earth Day, Banner Launched Via Balloons At Washington Square Arch to Protest Use of Rainforest Wood In New Park Benches

For Earth Day, Banner Launched Via Balloons At Washington Square Arch to Protest Use of Rainforest Wood In New Park Benches

April 23, 2011

Environmental activists took to Washington Square Park on Friday, Earth Day, with a flamboyant action in which large, colorful, helium-filled balloons ascended to the top of the Arch with a banner proclaiming, “Mayor Bloomberg: Why was the Amazon logged for Wash. Square Park Benches?” The new benches at Washington Square, installed as part of the [...]

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Community Board 2 Will At last Address Longstanding Questions around Washington Sq Park Redesign Phase II - Ten Months Late

Community Board 2 Will At last Address Longstanding Questions around Washington Sq Park Redesign Phase II – Ten Months Late

October 1, 2010

Update 11/6: Well, I was perhaps overly hopeful. Community Board addressed WSP but only in relation to the benches in the seating alcoves. Attempts to get them to draw a bit more scrutiny onto Phase II’s progress were met with apathy and stutters of “there’s nothing we can do… that’s not our role” from CB2 [...]

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