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At Last, the Washington Square Park Fountain Side Plumes Return!

At Last, the Washington Square Park Fountain Side Plumes Return!

July 25, 2013

Ah … the saga of the missing side plumes of the Washington Square Fountain. The famous fountain, by the Bloomberg Admin’s decree, was moved 23 feet east to “align” with the Arch, and the ‘new’ structure was installed during Phase I Redesign construction. It debuted with side plumes (or jets) inside its perimeter in May [...]

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Teen Tourist from Texas Gets Foot Stuck in Jet of Washington Sq Fountain

Teen Tourist from Texas Gets Foot Stuck in Jet of Washington Sq Fountain

July 16, 2013

So.. it wasn’t one of the plume-less side jets which caused the problem (which conceivably would make more sense… I haven’t checked them lately but one had a big hole where the cover should be for the longest time) nonetheless a teenage tourist visiting New York City with her choir group from Prospect, Texas got [...]

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To Cool You Off: The Fountain At Washington Square!

To Cool You Off: The Fountain At Washington Square!

July 14, 2013

This Weekend. Photos: Robert F. Cohen by

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Today at the Park

Today at the Park

June 29, 2013

Much more coming! by

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Public Officials to Parks Department: If Funds Were Going to Become an Issue at Washington Square Park, Maybe You Shouldn't Have Moved the Fountain?

Public Officials to Parks Department: If Funds Were Going to Become an Issue at Washington Square Park, Maybe You Shouldn’t Have Moved the Fountain?

June 25, 2013

Updated 6/26 9:00 a.m. There was a lot of information in my post the other day on questions raised by NYS Senator (and former Community Board 2 Chair) Brad Hoylman and NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick with regards to a conservancy at Washington Square Park. So I wanted to come back to a choice paragraph within [...]

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Fountain Erratic Over Weekend, Turning On and Off - Something Wrong or... ?

Fountain Erratic Over Weekend, Turning On and Off – Something Wrong or… ?

May 28, 2013

In May of 2011, the Fountain went under repair, just two years after being installed when the Phase I reconstruction opened. When it was on tho’, there was a great rainbow! by

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Rainbow in the Fountain, Washington Square

Rainbow in the Fountain, Washington Square

May 26, 2013

Washington Square Weekend (yesterday). More to post but wanted to get this shot up! Photo: Cathryn by

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The Washington Square Fountain ! (Still Missing Side Plumes but On)

The Washington Square Fountain ! (Still Missing Side Plumes but On)

May 21, 2013

Well, yes, the fountain was turned on at the end of last week. It is still (side) plume-less (I was wondering if that would be the case) but it is on! When Phase I of the park’s redesign opened in 2009, four years ago this week, the fountain debuted with side plumes (or side jets) around its perimeter … [...]

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The Fountain is On!

The Fountain is On!

May 17, 2013

As I anticipated on Monday (that it would be turned on this week), the Fountain at the Park is On! Pictures to follow. Water fountains are on as well. by

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Washington Square Fountain To Be Turned On Soon! -- Maybe This Week (With or Without the Previously Vanished Side Plumes is Unknown)

Washington Square Fountain To Be Turned On Soon! — Maybe This Week (With or Without the Previously Vanished Side Plumes is Unknown)

May 13, 2013

Updated The Fountain should be on soon… possibly this week! At the Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting earlier this month, District Manager Ralph Musolino projected “mid May.” It’s been a little chilly and I’m not sure if that’s a factor but it should be turned on soon. At least by the end of the month. [...]

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