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Thoughts On This Week's Editorial at The Villager, Taking another bite at the park conservancy

Thoughts On This Week’s Editorial at The Villager, Taking another bite at the park conservancy

February 22, 2014

Apologies for lack of posting lately! I will pick up the pace this coming week. In the meantime, thankful that others are covering the issue, especially The Villager! This week’s Villager (February 20, 2014) features an editorial, “Taking another bite at the park conservancy.” If you already read the print version or the online version [...]

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New York Press/Our Town Downtown: Fighting for the Soul of Washington Square Park

New York Press/Our Town Downtown: Fighting for the Soul of Washington Square Park

January 9, 2014

This Week’s New York Press/Our Town Downtown: Fighting for the Soul of Washington Square Park January 8, 2013 Some fear the possibility of the famous park becoming privatized Fans of one of the city’s most iconic parks are concerned that a newly created Washington Square Park Conservancy will exert undue private control over a public space known [...]

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Connect with Washington Square Park Blog

Connect with Washington Square Park Blog

January 7, 2014

FACEBOOK Washington Square Park Blog is now on Facebook. I resisted this for a long time but here we are! TWITTER Come Tweet with @wspblog! Click here to follow @wspblog on Twitter. SUBSCRIBE TO WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK BLOG POSTS VIA EMAIL To get Washington Square Park Blog by email at the end of each day [...]

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A Reader of WSP Blog writes: "Let's catch the persons responsible for the horrid destruction of the Park and misappropriation of funds"

A Reader of WSP Blog writes: "Let's catch the persons responsible for the horrid destruction of the Park and misappropriation of funds"

December 6, 2010

On November 30th, a reader “pattycake” responded to the blog piece, “The Squirrels of Washington Square Park have many fans but Now also a Killer in Their Midst,” with the following comment: so stupid.. im sure the girl isnt intentionally letting the dog kill them. Forget “catching” the squirrel killer..lets catch the person or persons [...]

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2nd Anniversary of this Blog!

2nd Anniversary of this Blog!

February 26, 2010

This is an abbreviated, edited version of the post I ran last year on the blog’s 1 year anniversary – with an update at the end: I recounted here how I started this blog after going to an exhibit in January 2008 at the Municipal Art Society on Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs had been critically [...]

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A Personal Appeal -- Support This NYC Blogger/Writer

A Personal Appeal — Support This NYC Blogger/Writer

January 26, 2010

Dear Blog Readers: I’m writing you a personal note to ask for your support! Whether you read my blog regularly, stop by from time to time, or totally disagree with some of my views but appreciate the updates and hard work (!!) that have gone into this blog, I thank you! — this note is [...]

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NY Times Story Confirmed Last Week Washington Square Park Tombstone Discovery Was from 1799; Blog Writing Hiatus

NY Times Story Confirmed Last Week Washington Square Park Tombstone Discovery Was from 1799; Blog Writing Hiatus

November 4, 2009

The New York Times wrote a story last week (Wednesday, 10-28) with a photo and additional information about the tombstone discovered in Washington Square Park during Phase II Construction – it was from 1799! WSP Blog first broke the news on Friday October 23rd when commenter Matt Kovary wrote in with his sighting and then [...]

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More from the NYC Parks Commissioner! -- On Washington Sq Park and WSP Blog Concerns

More from the NYC Parks Commissioner! — On Washington Sq Park and WSP Blog Concerns

April 20, 2009

A follow-up letter from NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to me in response to my letter of February 13th. We’ve had a bit of a back-and-forth. It’s true that the Parks Commissioner and I are most likely never going to agree on many aspects of the redesign – and the history of the redesign – [...]

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The One Year Anniversary of this Blog!

The One Year Anniversary of this Blog!

February 26, 2009

I recounted here how I started this blog after going to an exhibit in January 2008 at the Municipal Art Society on Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs had been critically involved over the years at Washington Square Park (and, of course, New York City, in general). The goal of the exhibit was to inspire community activism. [...]

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Guess what? Washington Square Park Blog is 1 year old on Thursday, February 26th!

Guess what? Washington Square Park Blog is 1 year old on Thursday, February 26th!

February 24, 2009

It’s true. This blog’s one year anniversary is this coming Thursday! I might have missed the 1 year mark if I hadn’t gone back to the archived February 2008 calendar to check. I thought the blog’s starting date was February 28th, but actually, it was February 26th, 2008 that I created the Washington Square Park [...]

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