Village Parks Updates – 1, 2, 3, … 4?

Update on My Update —  Part 4 Update from Community Board 2 Parks Meeting is Coming. Like Washington Square, the other neighborhood parks – Bleecker Playground & Sitting Area, Petrocino Square, Seravalli are behind schedule and problem-plagued. Yet, they aren’t getting attention from anyone, except a piece here or there in The Villager. I want my report back to be comprehensive and recount some of the history of these projects. That requires additional work, thought and energy. In the meantime, if you missed the first three updates from the meeting, here they are:

Part 1: Projected Opening for WSP Phase II; Washington Square Given Minimal Attention at CB2 Parks Meeting

Part 2: Update on Washington Square Phase II from CB 2 Meeting Last Week (Seating Alcoves and Initial Landmarks Preservation Commission Hearings)

Part 3: High Line Phase 2 to Open Late Spring; Restaurant in 2013; Privatized Park Keeps Getting Grander – And More Expensive to Maintain

Tulips on Hudson Street


West Village, Outside Bleecker Playground (subject of an upcoming post!).

Community Board 2 To Address Status of Neighborhood Parks Including Washington Square Wed. April 6th

Community Board 2 Parks Committee MEETING
Wednesday, April 6th, 6:45 PM

Community Board 2 announced some long delayed topics will appear on its April 6 agenda including “status of capital projects in CB2 parks”: Washington Square, Seravalli Playground, Petrocino Park, Minetta Playground, JJ Walker Field, Bleecker Playground Comfort Station, and Bleecker Sitting Area.

There are so many parks listed mainly because it’s been six months and longer since any substantive discussion has occurred of these projects.

Also on the packed agenda is an update on the 2nd phase of the High Line opening.

Notably absent? Whether there will be discussion of Washington Square 2nd phase opening date.

(If you’re thinking this seems highly unusual, that’s because it is. This is how Community Board 2 handles their – and one of New York City’s – most prominent park and public space.)

Meeting Location: NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, off Washington Square East, Room 714.