Community Board 2

Three New Members Appointed to Community Board 2

Three New Members Appointed to Community Board 2

April 14, 2014

Updated 8:06 p.m. Community Board 2 has some new members! The 50 member board’s composition hasn’t changed dramatically with the arrival of three new members but it is different. Off the board: Dodge Landesman, who ran for City Council at age 18 five years ago (and seems to have moved over to Community Board 6), [...]

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Part III: Questions & Concerns Persist Post Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Private Conservancy

Part III: Questions & Concerns Persist Post Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Private Conservancy

March 24, 2014

This is Part III in a series. To catch up, please see Part I and Part II. Perhaps the most surprising thing about the March 5th Community Board 2 committee meeting addressing Washington Square Park and the Washington Square Park private conservancy and its “activities” was the tone put forth by the committee itself via a [...]

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Questions & Concerns Persist Post-Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Private Conservancy – Part II

Questions & Concerns Persist Post-Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Private Conservancy – Part II

March 20, 2014

Updated 3/21 (see ‘Added note’ under Budget) This is a report-back of Community Board 2 Parks Committee’s meeting on March 5th, 2014 in which Washington Square Park and Washington Square Park Conservancy were discussed. Continued from Part I … At one point during the March 5th meeting of Community Board 2′s Parks Committee, with agenda items [...]

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Report-back: Questions & Concerns Persist Post Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Private Conservancy - Part I

Report-back: Questions & Concerns Persist Post Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Private Conservancy – Part I

March 17, 2014

This will be in two three parts. WSP Blog Ed. note: When I heard that Manhattan Community Board 2′s response to the information this blog obtained via FOIL (which I first began documenting here in November 2013) was to assert that they didn’t see any issues and didn’t want to get involved (Community Board 2 chair [...]

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Report-back C.B. 2 Meeting/Conservancy Coming! | Meanwhile, This week's Villager: Conservancy, C.B. 2 feel unmitigated heat at very tense meeting

Report-back C.B. 2 Meeting/Conservancy Coming! | Meanwhile, This week’s Villager: Conservancy, C.B. 2 feel unmitigated heat at very tense meeting

March 14, 2014

My report-back piece on the meeting is coming shortly! A few unanticipated factors got in the way, apologies. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen The Villager piece, check it out. The Villager: Conservancy, C.B. 2 feel unmitigated heat at very tense meeting, March 13, 2014 BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER     Richard Caccappolo, chairperson [...]

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Washington Square Park's Long Delayed, Soon-to-Open New Bathroom Building to House the NYPD?

Washington Square Park’s Long Delayed, Soon-to-Open New Bathroom Building to House the NYPD?

March 10, 2014

Updated Wednesday’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting with both Washington Square Park and the Washington Square Park Conservancy on its agenda had many fascinating and also curious aspects to it. First, here, a report-back the status of the park’s redesign construction, now entering its seventh year: An end is in sight for Phase III [...]

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No Privatization of Washington Square Park | Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting Tonight Wed. March 5th

No Privatization of Washington Square Park | Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting Tonight Wed. March 5th

March 5, 2014

Stop Privatization of Washington Square Park. Tonight March 5th, 6: 30 p.m. If you are outraged/concerned/alarmed over the takeover attempt by a private group at Washington Square Park, please come tonight Wednesday, March 5th, 6:30 p.m. to Community Board 2′s Parks Committee meeting. C.B.2 is attempting to downplay the information revealed via the FOIL documents WSP Blog obtained and documented [...]

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Thoughts On This Week's Editorial at The Villager, Taking another bite at the park conservancy

Thoughts On This Week’s Editorial at The Villager, Taking another bite at the park conservancy

February 22, 2014

Apologies for lack of posting lately! I will pick up the pace this coming week. In the meantime, thankful that others are covering the issue, especially The Villager! This week’s Villager (February 20, 2014) features an editorial, “Taking another bite at the park conservancy.” If you already read the print version or the online version [...]

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Rescheduled! Comm. Board 2 Meeting with Washington Sq Park Conservancy Founders Now Set for Wed. March 5th

Rescheduled! Comm. Board 2 Meeting with Washington Sq Park Conservancy Founders Now Set for Wed. March 5th

February 19, 2014

RESCHEDULED! Wednesday, March 5th, 6:30 p.m. Community Board 2 Parks Committee Revisits (sort of) Washington Square Park Conservancy; conservancy founders are scheduled to appear with an “update” on their “activities” and chance for questions. Please attend! Judson Church Assembly Hall 243 Thompson Street off Washington Square South More to come here on how the Community Board [...]

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Comm. Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting Tonight Addressing Washington Sq Park Conservancy CANCELLED/POSTPONED!

Comm. Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting Tonight Addressing Washington Sq Park Conservancy CANCELLED/POSTPONED!

February 5, 2014

THE MEETING OF COMMUNITY BOARD 2′S PARKS COMMITTEE SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT, FEBRUARY 5TH, ADDRESSING (sort of) THE WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY HAS BEEN CANCELLED/POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. It will be rescheduled for later this month, per C.B. 2. A subsequent item of note: When Manhattan’s Community Board 1 learned that the Howard Hughes Corporation [...]

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