important documents

My Response to the Parks Commissioner! Regarding Washington Square Park.

My Response to the Parks Commissioner! Regarding Washington Square Park.

February 13, 2009

February 13, 2009 Dear Commissioner Benepe: Thank you for your January 30th response to my letter outlining my concerns around the work being done on the redesign of Washington Square Park and the lack of responsible oversight by the NY City Council and other elected officials. While your letter contained some useful information, the situation [...]

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Part I:  Update On NYC Parks Department Redesign Work on Washington Square Park -- Status and the Fountain

Part I: Update On NYC Parks Department Redesign Work on Washington Square Park — Status and the Fountain

July 31, 2008

The Washington Square Park Task Force, convened by Community Board 2 and local elected officials to give some community oversight over the Parks Department “renovation” (redesign) of Washington Square Park, gathered recently for a public meeting in the NYU Silver Building on Waverly Place. This was the first meeting of the Task Force after a [...]

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1 Year Ago: Community Board 2 Rescinds its Approval of Parks Department's Washington Sq Park Plans

1 Year Ago: Community Board 2 Rescinds its Approval of Parks Department's Washington Sq Park Plans

April 21, 2008

On April 19, 2007, Manhattan’s Community Board 2 rescinded its approval of Bloomberg’s plan to bulldoze and rebuild Washington Square Park. Happy Anniversary! All, right, technically the Board gave the City until May 9, 2007, to adequately respond to questions that had been raised; otherwise, the approval would be rescinded. Which is what happened when [...]

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The Soul of Washington Square Park: What the NYC Parks Department Left Out of their Redesign Plans

The Soul of Washington Square Park: What the NYC Parks Department Left Out of their Redesign Plans

April 16, 2008

While looking up articles on Washington Square Park earlier this year, I came across a research paper by a student at SUNY(State University of New York) Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry entitled: “Searching for the Soul of Washington Square Park: Employing Narrative, Photo-Voice and Mapping to Discover and Combine Pragmatic Issues of Urban [...]

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