February 2, 2018

Washington Square Park Documentary Resources

I am a big fan of libraries and archives. I've engaged with their people and material resources to complete a variety of projects. An example is the online tree map of Washington Square Park. I met with the manager of NYC Parks' Map Archives in Queens to explore their paper map holdings. Another example is an essay I wrote about the Next Epoch Seed Library published by Urban Omnibus. I interviewed the founders Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco and participating in in a couple of their workshops.

Today - and this post will be updated as new resources are discovered - I share for the record, documentary resources (excluding books) pertaining to Washington Square Park, including Minetta Brook. Please indicate omissions in the comments section.

Help Preserve Washington Square petition and poster, 1945 [download here and here via Citizens Housing Planning Council]

Area 3 - Washington Square - Greenwich Village Historic District Designation Report, Volume 1 1969 [download]

Washington Square Park Phase 1A Archaeological Assessment - Joan H. Geismar, PhD., LLC for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, August 2005 with July 2006 revisions

The Reconstruction of the Washington Square Arch and Adjacent Site Work - Joan H. Geismar, PhD., LLC for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, April 2004

Washington Square Park - A User Analysis and Place Performance Evaluation - Project for Public Spaces for the Washington Square Park Council, December 1, 2005

Washington Square Park - A Changing Landscape - George Vellonakis [possibly a version his presentation at the "Washington Square Park: Designs Over Time" panel on May 27, 2009 hosted by the Center for Architecture]

Washington Square Park Phase 1 Construction/Archaeological Field Testing Report - Joan H. Geismar, PhD., LLC for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, March/September 2009

Washington Square Park Phase 2 Construction/Archaeological Field Testing Report - Joan H. Geismar, PhD., LLC for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, July 2012

Washington Square Park Phase 3 Construction/Archaeological Field Testing Report - Joan H. Geismar, PhD., LLC for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, November 2013

Washington Square Park State of the Nature Report 2016 - Washington Square Park Eco Projects [narrative report of the wildlife survey conducted by Eco Projects in 2016 published in The Villager on May 18, 2017. A formal report was filed with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.]

Water Main Connection at Washington Square Park - Department of Design and Construction First Quarter Newsletter 2017 [download via NYU Community Affairs]

Modeling the Minetta Brook by Steve Duncan, undated

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