Washington Square, Continued
July 30th, 2007

The parks department, whose plans to redo Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village have been halted by community opposition and legal action, tried again last week. It presented its latest plan for the iconic park but if initial reaction means anything, it may have to go back to the drawing boards yet again. Based on reactions from community and government representatives attending the forum at which they were presented, the designs are unlikely to be approved, The Sun reports. While the parks department argues Washington Square is badly in need of renovation, some community residents say, that rather than simply spruce it up, the city really wants to change the entire nature of the place.

But controversy aside, many New Yorkers continue to enjoy Washington Square. For a Gotham Gazette summer moment video of the denizens of the arch, click here.

By on July 30, 2007, 3:58 pm
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One Response to “Washington Square, Continued”

  1. Jan Johnsen Says:
    November 13th, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    Washington Square park does not need the fountain to be moved – it needs complete landscape renovation….

    I teach landscape design at Columbia University and have a 20 person firm…..

    I could develop a renovation check list and present this as an alternative! Make it more beautiful – not different.

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