Friday Night, Near Garibaldi …

Ingrid Vollset

Two days after I wrote wondering where all the female singers at the park are, you rarely see any — other than the Opera Gals Under the Arch —  one appeared!

Ingrid Vollset – a non-NYU student – was singing a song called “Wavelength” in the slightly empty, dark park Friday night near Garibaldi Plaza. One of the lines of the song stood out to me “You know you’re blind so when you dream what do you see?” (Okay, I may not have that entirely correct but pretty close.) She had a lot of energy performing there with her guitar.

Ingrid said she’d performed at WSP before but not in the last couple months.

It would be great to have more female performers in the park. (So they can be ticketed too?)

p.s. Why is there no light by Garibaldi statue, I’ve been wondering?

NYT To the Editor Regarding Crackdown on Performers at WSP

Letter, New York Times
Performers in the Park
Published: December 9, 2011

To the Editor:

Re “City Cracking Down on Performers in Washington Square Park” (news article, Dec. 5): I walk through Washington Square every day, and I am always delighted to see the various performing and creative artists there. The square is generally filled with tourists who have traveled from all over the country and the world to see the vibrant culture of Greenwich Village.

Why on earth would anyone issue summonses to people who so enrich the life of New York City?

GEORGE JOCHNOWITZ
New York, Dec. 5, 2011