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Washington Square Park Reopens

May 20, 2009
N-475, 2008-09

Washington Square Park - the public park at the heart of NYU’s core area - has re-opened. Phase One of the reconstruction project - which began in December 2007, covered the northwest quadrant and the central plaza, and according to the Parks Department involved “new and expanded lawns and planting beds, the relocation and conservation of the fountain, conservation of the Alexander Holley Monument, repaved paths, new benches, lighting, and more” - has now been completed.

The end of this phase of the construction and the formal opening of the park will be officially marked on May 28, 2009, and will include a community celebration.

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This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: John Beckman | (212) 998-6848

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