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Is Washington Square Park's Construction Truly Over? Bathrooms are Open and It Appears So!

Is Washington Square Park’s Construction Truly Over? Bathrooms are Open and It Appears So!

April 17, 2014

Updated 12:15 p.m. Parks Department District offices: Women’s Room: Family Room: Where will NYPD *be*? Lots of park workers outside in a trailer along Washington Sq South: Looking west: Looking Northeast: The “Arch View Corridor” (maybe the cars could be removed too so as not to disrupt it?): What a long road Phase III endured [...]

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Bathrooms Open At Last! (More coming)

Bathrooms Open At Last! (More coming)

April 16, 2014

Late Monday afternoon, you may know, the new bathrooms at Washington Square Park, at long last, opened! More coming. by

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Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III Opens! (Mostly)

Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III Opens! (Mostly)

April 9, 2014

After 21 months or so, Washington Square Park’s Phase III construction at last opened this week! The fences came down on Tuesday (4/7). Although the “Park House Comfort Station” building itself – which houses the park bathrooms, Parks Department’s district offices, and some form of the NYPD – is not yet open, the “Mounds” are [...]

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At Long Last, Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III Construction is (Almost Totally) Over | The "Mounds" Are Open! Park Comfort Stations (& NYPD) Building to Open Later this Week. More coming

At Long Last, Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III Construction is (Almost Totally) Over | The “Mounds” Are Open! Park Comfort Stations (& NYPD) Building to Open Later this Week. More coming

April 8, 2014

As of yesterday, the fences came down signaling the long-awaited close to Washington Square Park Redesign construction after six years (except for the sidewalks, work on which will not begin until the summer). The “Mounds” are open and the Park-Comfort Station-Admin-Offices-NYPD building is unwrapped but not open yet. More details to come shortly. by

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New York Post: Washington Square Park to get its own police station

New York Post: Washington Square Park to get its own police station

March 16, 2014

Updated 4:51 p.m. Today’s Sunday New York Post, Washington Square Park to get its own police station by Kate Briquelet Washington Square Park, once a bastion of free love and cheap drugs, will soon get a police station. The $4.3 million post will replace an abandoned NYPD trailer just outside the park’s southern end. Some [...]

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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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Merry "Mounds" Video -- A Look Back as the New "Mounds" Are Set to Debut

Merry “Mounds” Video — A Look Back as the New “Mounds” Are Set to Debut

December 17, 2013

Updated — This video is a delightful clip of kids at Washington Square Park sledding and frolicking in the snow at the Mounds in 2008 featuring Karen Carpenter’s version of the song “Sleigh Ride.” It illustrates how children gravitated towards the Mounds as places of spontaneous play. It’s fun to watch if you are in [...]

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Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III Opening -- RestRooms, "Mounds" -- Still Delayed... but Almost There?

Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III Opening — RestRooms, “Mounds” — Still Delayed… but Almost There?

November 12, 2013

The long-awaited building – above and below – of Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase III which replaces a few separate buildings (bathrooms and administrative and maintenance buildings were all separate red brick structures previously) will house community Parks’ district offices as well as the new restrooms. The architects who presented the original diagrams referred to [...]

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Report-back from C.B.2 Meeting on Status of Washington Square Park: NYU & the Missing PEP Officers, Rest Rooms Opening Soon (Part III in Series)

Report-back from C.B.2 Meeting on Status of Washington Square Park: NYU & the Missing PEP Officers, Rest Rooms Opening Soon (Part III in Series)

November 1, 2013

Apologies for the delay! I will post Part III & IV of my report-back from last month’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting and status of items related to Washington Square Park today (Update: Part IV coming tomorrowSunday.). Here is Part III: The Park’s Bathrooms – New Building Hours Once the bathrooms finally open in [...]

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Washington Square Park Phase III Construction To Have Staggered Opening -- "Mounds" (or What Used to be the Mounds) Set to Open By Halloween

Washington Square Park Phase III Construction To Have Staggered Opening — “Mounds” (or What Used to be the Mounds) Set to Open By Halloween

October 16, 2013

Updated 7:37 p.m. — Community Board 2 Parks Committee met up for its October meeting earlier this month and updates on parks in the district were on the agenda. Washington Square Park was discussed at length. Re-reading my notes on the meeting made me think that Washington Square Park should really have its own committee of [...]

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