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June 2, 2009

Washington Square Park Arch and Fountain

Community Celebrates Re-opening of Washington Square Park

Just in time for summer, visitors to the park can now enjoy a rebuilt fountain, renovated plaza,...

March 2, 2009

Detail of 1867 image of the future site of Prospect Park

Before They Were Parks (Part I)

Many City parks are in their second or third lives, and most of them have interesting stories to...

March 26, 2007

Fire On The Square

Many New Yorkers were enjoying a balmy afternoon on Saturday, March 25, 1911. Washington Square...

January 24, 2007

The Free And Independent Republic Of Washington Square (Part II)

Yesterday in The Daily Plant : But perhaps as significant a break with the artistic past as...

January 23, 2007

The Free And Independent Republic Of Washington Square (Part I)

At the turn of the 20th century, a generation or two after flourishing as New York’s first...

February 17, 2006

Celebrate Presidents’ Day In New York City Parks

Monday is Presidentsâ?? Day, and New Yorkers have more to celebrate than a three-day...

August 25, 2005

PRE-OWNED LAND

Even Bowling Green had a previous owner when it became the City’s first park in 1686. Likewise,...

May 14, 2004

RESTORATION ADDS YEARS TO LIFE EXPECTANCY OF WASHINGTON ARCH

On April 30, 2004, 215 years to the day after George Washington stood in front of New York...

September 10, 2003

NYC TEENS BUILD CHARACTER AND COMMUNITY PRIDE

On Thursday, August 28, on the last day of their program, Summer Tree Corps participants went...

September 8, 2003

WALTON PARK'S BASKETBALL COURT SCORES SLAM DUNK RENOVATION

The U.S. Open may have been rained out a couple of days last week, but the soggy weather did...

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