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May 21, 2014

7th Annual Films On The Green Festival To Launch

Free French Screenings in NYC Parks this Summer Films on the Green is a free outdoor French...

March 24, 2011

100 Years Ago: Fire on the Square

Join us in remembering the 100th anniversary of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

February 15, 2011

Ready For Their Close-Up: Parks Archival Images And The Oscars

You may not know that two Oscar-nominated films have connections to New York City parks.

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


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

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