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NY Post Op-Ed: Get a spine, (Christine) Quinn

NY Post Op-Ed: Get a spine, (Christine) Quinn

August 8, 2012

An Op-Ed worth reading in today’s New York Post by Michael Goodwin on Christine Quinn, New York City Council Speaker, her run for Mayor 2013 (fingers crossed that Mike Bloomberg will be ready to vacate the office by then!), and the lack of oversight by the City Council under her watch: The council speaker is [...]

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In the News...

In the News…

June 6, 2012

In case you missed these, worth reading: New York Times, Can Mom-and-Pop Shops Survive Extreme Gentrification? June 5, 2012 New York Magazine, Jon Stewart’s Take on Bloomberg’s Soda Ban June 1, 2012 Metro NY, New Yorkers Ready to Witness and Record Geese Killing May 29, 2012 New York Times, Amanda Burden Wants to Remake New [...]

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New York Times Covers "Reprieve for Performers in Washington Square Park"

New York Times Covers "Reprieve for Performers in Washington Square Park"

May 21, 2012

WSP Blog first reported the story on the City reversing course on ticketing and fining performers at Washington Square Park on May 10th; other media outlets followed suit, including the New York Times on Friday, May 18th. From NYT, “A Reprieve for Performers in Washington Square Park” (5/18): The show can go on in Washington [...]

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Kristin Jones' "Behold," Slated for Arbor Day 2013, Has Eye on "Hangmen's Elm" at Washington Square

Kristin Jones' "Behold," Slated for Arbor Day 2013, Has Eye on "Hangmen's Elm" at Washington Square

December 19, 2011

Updated – This past Friday’s New York Times featured Kristin Jones’ “Behold,” “a 24 hour multimedia extravaganza” in appreciation of the city’s trees, slated for Arbor Day 2013. One tree in each borough will be designated as a point of focus. The tree she has her eye on for Manhattan is at Washington Square – [...]

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NYT To the Editor Regarding Crackdown on Performers at WSP

NYT To the Editor Regarding Crackdown on Performers at WSP

December 12, 2011

Letter, New York Times Performers in the Park Published: December 9, 2011 To the Editor: Re “City Cracking Down on Performers in Washington Square Park” (news article, Dec. 5): I walk through Washington Square every day, and I am always delighted to see the various performing and creative artists there. The square is generally filled [...]

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Interview with Washington Square News

Interview with Washington Square News

November 23, 2011

I completed an interview with NYU’s daily newspaper, Washington Square News, which appeared last Wednesday (11/16). Their site isn’t set up to have online stories or links at this point so it’s uploaded below. by

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Chelsea Now Weekly Uncovers the Real Dirt on Artificial Turf; Turf Scheduled for the Mounds at WSP in Phase III

Chelsea Now Weekly Uncovers the Real Dirt on Artificial Turf; Turf Scheduled for the Mounds at WSP in Phase III

August 26, 2011

Chelsea Now has a great story about artificial turf in this week’s issue. Washington Square Park is scheduled to get artificial turf at the base of the Mounds (now scheduled for Phase III construction), despite the fact that pretty much everyone is against it. Excerpts from Chelsea Now article: Hot Footing It: The heat is [...]

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In the Media

In the Media

March 11, 2011

Just when you thought everyone in the mainstream media had forgotten about the Bloomberg Administration’s decision to align the Washington Square Fountain with Fifth Avenue and the Arch as part of its redesign plan (the fountain had stood regally in its original location for 137 YEARS), I came across this piece from writer Michael Gross [...]

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Wall Street Journal Goes Inside the Washington Square Arch!

Wall Street Journal Goes Inside the Washington Square Arch!

March 8, 2011

Well that’s the Washington Arch to you (and me). A reporter from the Wall Street Journal gains access to inside – and top of – the Arch. Inside the Washington Arch: “We don’t allow people up here,” the [NYC] historic preservationist explained. “The stairway is quite dangerous and the roof is quite fragile. If we [...]

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New York Times Launches "Citizen Journalism" Sites

New York Times Launches "Citizen Journalism" Sites

March 3, 2009

Updated 12:06 p.m. On Monday, the New York Times launched five test “citizen journalism” sites called “The Local” focusing on two New York City neighborhoods – Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, both in Brooklyn – and three (?) New Jersey neighborhoods – Maplewood, South Orange, and Millburn. According to an article in Friday (2/27) Editor [...]

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