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Teenage Skateboarder Tackled by 3 Cops in Washington Square Park this Weekend [VIDEO]

Last modified January 23, 2017 at 5:35 pm

The video below made the rounds over the weekend, in which a purportedly unarmed, nineteen-year-old skateboarder was tackled to the ground in Washington Square Park by three aggressive Parks Department officers. Circumstances leading up to the incident are unclear, but the person who shot the video (Benny Needles) noted that, “[the teenager] was not fleeing […]

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A New Documentary About ‘KIDS’ is in the Works

Posted August 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

KIDS just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary with style. The movie screened in 35MM format last month at the theater where it all began in 1995. The Angelika Film Center. Cast members were there for Q&A. KIDS was, and remains a traumatizing piece of filmmaking. It’s one of those movies which is so great, yet nearly […]

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Report: 300 Pigeons Abducted from Washington Square Park for ‘Live Shoots’

Last modified July 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

If you’ve noticed a lack of pigeons in and around Washington Square Park, you’re eyes haven’t deceived you. This past Tuesday, a mass pigeon abduction reportedly took place, and in broad daylight (approximately 3pm). This kind of thing has happened on and off over the last ten years; the end game is usually that they’re sold in Pennsylvania […]

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When Those Feral Pigeons You See in the Park Are Actually Sculptures

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

As city denizens, we’re pretty much hard-wired to hate ferral pigeons. Perptually in the way, shitting on shoulders, and nesting in the AC units. A nuisance. Some might say they’re rats with wings and shouldn’t be encouraged (i.e. fed). But tell that to Brooklyn resident Tina Trachtenburg – also known as the “Mother Pigeon.” The […]

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Olek Teams Up with Rickshaw Spidey in Washington Square Park

Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

Friday afternoon found us roaming the recently remodeled Washington Square Park. It had been a long absence for us, but was the perfect day for a reunion. While there, we also caught a glimpse of Olek’s new publicity stunt. It was essentially a creative mashup of downtown notables. The Polish-born artist, who found success in recent […]

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Students for Free Cooper Union Plan Rally in Washington Square Park Today

Posted December 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

The Students for a Free Cooper Union, the eleven protestors holed up inside the Foundation Building, are intensifying their campaign.

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Motherlode of Greenwich Village Archival Photos Unearthed

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Over the weekend we received an urgent message asking us to check out some archival photos from NYU. More after the jump

New York City Kids in the 1970s [Video]

Posted January 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Ah to be young, to be free; to be a little tike in the big city of the 1970s.

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Early Edition: October 18

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Film Followup: Larry David Buys Viagra in Washington Square Park

Last modified August 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

Last night, Larry David paid a visit to Washington Square Park.

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