Delays and the Washington Square Park renovation plan are nothing new, but the latest pregnant pause—concerning a lawsuit over the plans filed in State Supreme Court—are now settled. A judge ruled that the city had taken steps to ensure the work wouldn't mess with the environment, so now officials believe they are in the clear to center the fountain with the arch, shrink the plaza size and build a low fence around the grounds. And get this: they want to begin the renovation by year's end. That's, like, tomorrow! Do the hippies have any hope left? What happened to the strong pot-dealer lobby?
· Manhattan: Renovation at Washington Square Park [NYT]
· One Moment on That Washington Square Park Redo, Please [Curbed]
· Decision Day for Washington Square Park Redo? [Curbed]