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WSP Blog Presents apparent Conundrum to the NYC Parks Dept with the Question: What is Amount of Public Space around the Washington Square Park Fountain?

WSP Blog Presents apparent Conundrum to the NYC Parks Dept with the Question: What is Amount of Public Space around the Washington Square Park Fountain?

September 3, 2008

In attempting to clarify a simple point of information from the NYC Parks Department Press Office last month, I first received a gracious response — followed by a drop-off in communication. Did I per chance hit upon something that the Parks Department does not want to admit or state publicly? It’s basic information contained within [...]

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Week in Review: Union Square Court Decision, Danny Meyer, Washington Sq Park Photo Ops, more.

Week in Review: Union Square Court Decision, Danny Meyer, Washington Sq Park Photo Ops, more.

May 11, 2008

* NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe previously stated that the 14 trees the City plans to chop down at Union Square Park were “dying” and would have to be cut down no matter what. Yet, in court, the City submitted papers stating that just two of those 14 were “likely” to need to come down. [...]

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To NYC Parks Commissioner Benepe: This tree at Union Square Park is not "dying"

To NYC Parks Commissioner Benepe: This tree at Union Square Park is not "dying"

May 6, 2008

This magnificent tree on the North side at Union Square Park is a Siberian Elm and one of the trees that NYC Parks Commissioner Benepe wants to chop down to put forth his and Mayor Bloomberg’s redesign of that Park. Last week, ONE DAY after Commissioner Benepe asserted to me that 14 trees at Union [...]

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Look who didn't sign off on Parks Department plans

Look who didn't sign off on Parks Department plans

February 27, 2008

When the City puts together a plan to, say, redesign a park, they put out something called a Bid Document. This is the actual plan and is signed off on by numerous parties within the appropriate agency. In this case it is the City of New York Parks & Recreation Department. This page of the [...]

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