Posts Tagged ‘Washington Square Park’

‘Crazy Piano Guy’ Brings Classical to the Masses

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Washington Square Park’s very own pianist By Sophia Rosenbaum Every Saturday in Washington Square Park, the normal activity of an urban green space is interrupted by a man playing a baby grand piano, stopping people in their tracks with his subtle chords and classical tunes. “Conceptually, he’s just another street performer, because he has those [&hellip
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NYU to Make Bobst Library Suicide-Proof

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New paneling along stairwell aims to prevent potential jumpers It seems the ‘2031 plan’ isn’t the only alteration NYU is making to its urban campus— they’re also making adjustments to the storied Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, and for an eerie reason. To preclude the possibility of more suicides inside its library, the school will be [&hellip
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New Yorkers Feel What It’s Like to be President in Washington Square Park

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Photo by Pete Souza, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Paul Bisceglio   “What would be your first action as president?” That’s one of several questions that Lori Korchek and Mike Bade asked people seated at the 540-pound replica of President Obama’s Oval Office desk that they brought into Washington Square Park on Sunday and Monday. The park was a stop on their tour [&hellip
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Can You Guess the Downtown Locales of Willow Smith’s New Video?

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“I am Me” video showcases some pretty NYC spots There are many people who would argue that New York City, intrinsically, seems to have its own personality. Its diversity, culture, and scope that come naturally with a city so large aren’t only a part of a New Yorker’s life, but seem to permeate the works [&hellip
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Washington Square Park’s Baby Hawks Take Flight

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A screenshot of the baby hawks By Paul Bisceglio And the eyases are off! Washington Square Park’s popular baby red-tailed hawk duo Boo and Scout fledged just after 8 p.m.on Monday to the delight of the area’s robust hawk-loving community. The 48- and 49-days-old siblings made their first flights within 10 minutes of each other from their nest outside the twelfth [&hellip
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