Around the Park

83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Happening This Weekend and Next Along the Park

83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Happening This Weekend and Next Along the Park

August 29, 2013

Via amNewYork: 83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Let your art flag fly and peruse the work of fine artists and craft artisans from around the city, country and world this weekend at the 83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit fall show. The FREE showcase kicks off this weekend, with exhibitors showcasing photography, [...]

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Images: In & Near Washington Square

Images: In & Near Washington Square

December 1, 2012

P.S. According to the Parks Department, the lighting issue at the Park (reported here) has been fixed as of last night! Yay. Photos: Cathryn   by

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Fashion Designer and Former Tenant Patricia Field: NYU Killed 8th Street

Fashion Designer and Former Tenant Patricia Field: NYU Killed 8th Street

August 12, 2011

Earlier this year, I wrote about the state of 8th Street off of the Park, once a destination when visiting New York City, a thriving strip of unique movie theaters, stores and book shops. Particularly over the last decade, 8th Street has veered downhill with vacant store fronts left and right, despite (or partly because [...]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Monk Thrift Shop

Neighborhood Spotlight: Monk Thrift Shop

May 5, 2011

Monk Thrift Shop is off the Park on MacDougal Street en route to West 8th. The shop has vintage and contemporary clothing, shoes, jewelry, books, tchotchkes (knick knacks), and more. Although it’s received mixed reviews on Yelp, I find it a fun place to walk in and explore. It’s obviously surviving, unlike many on troubled [...]

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Hawks' Nest Across from the Park: Violet & Bobby Update

Hawks' Nest Across from the Park: Violet & Bobby Update

April 25, 2011

4/26 – people are keeping watch. eggs are about to hatch! The New York Times is updating regularly (almost incredibly so) about the two hawks – named “Bobby and Violet” – and their nest across from Washington Square Park as the hatching of the 3 eggs is awaited. The hawks set up their nest right [...]

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Hawks Set up Nest around the Park -- "Violet & Bobby" VideoCam Watch

Hawks Set up Nest around the Park — "Violet & Bobby" VideoCam Watch

April 8, 2011

In late January, I wrote about the hawks looking to set up a nest near the Park. Well, they’ve found a location! Right outside NYU President John Sexton’s office. NYU has set up a videocam to watch the hawks and the hatching process. The New York Times has the story, Watching Bobby and Violet: Its [...]

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Triangle Factory Fire Event - Plus Mainstream Media Omits Response to the Mayor from Reports

Triangle Factory Fire Event – Plus Mainstream Media Omits Response to the Mayor from Reports

March 29, 2011

The Triangle Factory Fire occurred on March 25, 1911 and killed 146 workers, mostly young women. As I wrote last week, this past Friday marked the 100th Anniversary of the fire. I attended the annual commemoration at the site, one block from Washington Square Park. You wouldn’t know from any of the major NYC media [...]

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On West 8th Street; Spotted in Shop Window on Troubled Strip: "Support Small Business"

On West 8th Street; Spotted in Shop Window on Troubled Strip: "Support Small Business"

March 16, 2011

West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues has been in trouble for awhile now despite the local BID’s efforts to make the strip less about shoe stores and more about high end establishments. A few new spots have opened recently but so many have closed; three in a row on the south side of [...]

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