Not Quite Finished… Lookin’ Like Tomorrow Tuesday May 19th for Fence to Come Down at Washington Square Park

Lots going on today at Washington Square Park. I gather there were some last minute details to finalize — watering the plaza down (to rid it of construction dust), mowing the lawn – by hand, testing the Fountain again … — before tearing down the fence that has long surrounded the Fountain Plaza and NorthWest Quadrant. Word is the date is now tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th. Pictures of the scene today:

Watering the Plaza

Watering the Plaza

Watering Plaza -- Fountain ON

Watering Plaza -- Fountain ON

NY Post follows up on Story of W 4th Street Courts Takeover Today for Fashion Event

WSP Blog broke the story first but I’m happy that the NY Post covered the issue alerting people to this takeover of NYC public space in a story today. The event, the debut of Joseph Abboud’s new Fashion line, happens today, Monday, May 18th, from 6-8 p.m. at the W. 4th Street Courts. The popular basketball courts will be closed all day. At the Community Board 2 meeting where this information was revealed, the figure quoted as the amount Abboud, et al. paid for use of the courts was $17,000. The story quotes the amount as $14,100.