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Washington Square Park Filmed from the Air by a Drone (p.s. Did the Drone fly *through* the Arch?)

Washington Square Park Filmed from the Air by a Drone (p.s. Did the Drone fly *through* the Arch?)

April 17, 2014

If you ever wanted to feel like a bird flying throughout NYC… here is your chance. Stunning aerial views of NYC via Time.com including Washington Square Park. Captured via camera on a drone — not sure what to make of that aspect of this but, as a one time thing, it is pretty cool to see. [...]

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Scene at Washington Square An Early April Evening

Scene at Washington Square An Early April Evening

April 3, 2014

Yesterday, early evening. Update on Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III coming tomorrow Monday! (Hint: the final piece is opening soon!) Photos: Cathryn by

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Help Create Amazing, Virtual, Mobile Map of Washington Square Park's Trees and Buried Minetta Creek - Contribute Today!

Help Create Amazing, Virtual, Mobile Map of Washington Square Park’s Trees and Buried Minetta Creek – Contribute Today!

January 14, 2014

Washington Square Park Blog has partnered with Local Ecology for this very cool project called Washington Square Park Ecology Project. Washington Square Park Ecology Project will consist of a mobile map that users can use to identify ALL the trees in the Park as well as the buried Minetta Creek which runs underneath the Park! Via a [...]

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Weekend Washington Square - Trees Left On the Plaza Post-MulchFest As Hawks Soar Overhead & Squirrels Beg Favor

Weekend Washington Square – Trees Left On the Plaza Post-MulchFest As Hawks Soar Overhead & Squirrels Beg Favor

January 13, 2014

MulchFest sign on the barricade as seen within the Arch View Corridor: I missed MulchFest Sunday. It ended at 2 p.m. (It also happened on Saturday). I thought it went later, but, as happened last year, people still leave their trees even after the posted time. Last year, trees were left to the east of [...]

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As Washington Square "Hot Dog" Vendors are Saved, 40 Year Old Village Mainstay Gray's Papaya Shutters

As Washington Square “Hot Dog” Vendors are Saved, 40 Year Old Village Mainstay Gray’s Papaya Shutters

January 9, 2014

Hot dogs are on everyone’s radar in the Village, Eater broke the news yesterday about Gray’s Papaya on West 8th Street and Sixth Avenue closing. They followed up on the story today: PapayaGate ! via Eater: A look Back at the Legacy of Gray’s Papaya And now just revealed what is coming: The new tenant in the Sixth [...]

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Victory! "Hot Dog" Vendors at Washington Square to Return in the Spring; City's Parks Department Responds to Public Pressure, Reverses Private Conservancy Decision

Victory! “Hot Dog” Vendors at Washington Square to Return in the Spring; City’s Parks Department Responds to Public Pressure, Reverses Private Conservancy Decision

January 1, 2014

Updated — Responding to public pressure, the New York City Parks Department confirmed Tuesday that the “hot dog vendors” at Washington Square Park will return in the spring. The vendors’ contract was allowed to run out as of yesterday, December 31st, 2013, as first reported here at Washington Square Park Blog and their fate was [...]

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Happy Holidays! New Posts Coming

Happy Holidays! New Posts Coming

December 27, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013: Lots more to report! Check back later or tomorrow! Happy Holidays! Photos: Cathryn by

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Christmas Tree Lit at Washington Square Last Night at 89th Annual Ceremony | Some Notable Absences

Christmas Tree Lit at Washington Square Last Night at 89th Annual Ceremony | Some Notable Absences

December 12, 2013

Updated 6:47 p.m. The tree was lit, people gathered, and sang carols by the Arch last night as the 89th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Washington Square took place. The event is hosted by neighborhood group, the Washington Square Association, and it was a bit different than the last few years that I’ve attended. Last [...]

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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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Lights, Camera... Almost Action! Trimming the Park's Tree Yesterday In Advance of Tree Lighting Ceremony

Lights, Camera… Almost Action! Trimming the Park’s Tree Yesterday In Advance of Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 9, 2013

Update from yesterday’s rally at Washington Square in support of keeping “hot dog carts” IN and private influence OUT of the park momentarily! But first, while all the activity was going on by the fountain, by the Arch, the lights were being placed on the tree and it was temporarily lit! The official lighting of [...]

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