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  Washington Square Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington Square Park is a public park located within the Manhattan borough of New York City.
In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's inauguracy as president of the United States, a large plaster and wood Memorial Arch was erected at the northern entrance to the park.
The Washington Square tables form the cornerstone of what is called Manhattan's "chess district," as the area around the park (Thompson Street, between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets) has a number of chess shops in addition to the playing location in the park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_Square_Park   (572 words)

  
 Washington Square West - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington Square West (or Wash West) is a neighborhood in downtown, or Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The neighborhood takes its name from Washington Square, the urban park on its eastern boundary.
The neighborhood roughly corresponds to the area between 7th and Juniper Streets and between Walnut and Lombard Streets, bordering on the neighborhoods of Chinatown to the north, Society Hill to the East, Bella Vista and South Philadelphia to the south, and the Avenue of the Arts and Rittenhouse Square to the west.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_Square_West   (281 words)

  
 Art/Galleries: Homage to the Square: Picturing Washington Square, 1890-1965 at Berry-Hill Galleries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nankivell's "Italian Parade in Washington Square," shown at the top of this article, is a sensational oil on canvas, 23 by 28 1/2 inches, that was painted circa 1915-1920 and combines the Cubist experimentation of Arthur B. Davies, the synchronism of Arthur B. Carles and the dynamism of the Italian Futurists.
While the north side of Washington Square was notable for the very fine Greek Revival townhouses, the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Street blocks between Fifth and Sixth Avenues were, and still are, extremely attractive and are widely considerable among the prettiest in the city.
Washington Square may not have been as lushly landscaped as some other urban parks, and one can lament that its surroundings are not architecturally consistent, but for almost two centuries it has been a very important gathering spot for the city.
www.thecityreview.com /wsquare.html   (5248 words)

  
 Washington Square
Washington Square was one of Philadelphia's five original squares as laid out in 1682 by William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme.
Long trenches the width of the Square were hastily dug on the Square's south side — a permanent barracks for the martyrs of the War of Independence.
Washington and all the leading men of the city were interested, most of them having contributed to the expense of preparing the balloon.
www.ushistory.org /tour/tour_washsq.htm   (2946 words)

  
 Philadelphia Squares | Washington Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Speaking to a local sexton, Adams learned that this square, long used as a potter's field had become the final resting place for over 2000 Continental soldiers, sailors and British prisoners, many of whom had died in a prison across the street.
In 1825 the city changed the square's name to Washington Square in tribute to George Washington, and as the surrounding neighborhood became a fashionable residential neighborhood, a movement arose to build a memorial to Washington; but the original plans never proceeded beyond the laying of the cornerstone.
Other Points of Interest: There is an earlier and much simpler memorial in the northeast section of the square: a stone erected in 1900 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, with a plaque citing the many American soldiers who died as prisoners in local jails and were buried in these grounds.
www.phila.gov /fairpark/squares/washington.html   (844 words)

  
 Washinton Square West
Washington Square West is a distinctive business community that offers the business professional a unique work environment.
Washington Square West was designed to reduce tenant operating costs by providing individually controlled, energy efficient gas heating and cooling systems, superior insulation and construction.
Strategically located at the Cardiff Circle in the center of burgeoning Atlantic County, Washington Square West is one minute from the Garden State Parkway, Atlantic City Expressway and other major thoroughfares.
www.meckelproperties.com /washinton_square_west.htm   (186 words)

  
 Artistic Differences
Washington Square West residents may stand in the way of plans to build a new dormitory for University of the Arts students.
Since last summer, Washington Square Park has been undergoing renovations that are not expected to be completed until next July.
The university-owned site on Broad between Spruce and Pine falls in the Washington Square West community, and many local residents are worried that more construction will disrupt the tranquillity of their quiet neighborhood.
www.citypaper.net /articles/062499/news.hit.run5.shtml   (396 words)

  
 IND 6th Avenue: West 4th Street/Washington Square
The station, which doesn't actually have an exit to 4th St., is probably so-called to differentiate it from the planned IND second system South 4th St. station/line in Brooklyn.
This slicing through of the IND subway (and of the IRT West Side line as well) helped contribute to the triangular blocks so famous to the Village.
This new southern extension of Sixth Avenue is extra wide to fit the cunning interchange between the 6th and 8th Avenue lines.
www.nycsubway.org /perl/stations?221:3176   (575 words)

  
 Portico Three - Washington Square West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If living in a sophisticated, luxuriously appointed condominium situated in the heart of a vibrant, cultural city is what you’re looking for, Portico 3 in Washington Square West is just for you.
And if you’re in Washington Square West, you’re truly in the midst of the best of it, only a short walk from continental cuisine to the most eclectic fusion, guaranteed to satisfy the most discriminating tastes.
Washington Square West comes alive at night, the sounds of live jazz, rock, and salsa spilling from the nightspots; if you’re a music lover, it’ll be sure to entice you in to catch a set or two.
www.portico3.com /neighborhood.htm   (539 words)

  
 Philadelphia Apartments for Rent - Washington Square, Philadelphia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Located just west of Washington Square, a beautiful park of monuments, park benches and shaded green grass surrounded by stately town homes, this historic neighborhood is one of the most desirable residential areas in Philadelphia.
Home to theaters, hip boutiques, cozy coffee shops and Antique Row, Washington Square West is within walking distance to the Central Business District, Avenue of the Arts and Old City Close to both Jefferson and Pennsylvania hospitals, as well as to University of the Arts, this area is well suited to students and professionals alike.
Enjoy the close proximity to beautiful, historic Washington Square Park as well as the many unique retail and antique stores in the area.
www.apts-now.com /apartments_washingtonsquare/apartments_washingtonsquare.htm   (154 words)

  
 Salem Massachusetts Architecture.
This district was established in 1977 and includes the nine-acre Salem Common, properly called Washington Square, and most of the structures which abut it on three surrounding streets, Washington Square North, South, and West.
Foremost among these is the Andrew-Safford House (1818) at 13 Washington Square West.
A number of houses in various revival styles were later built on remaining lots, resulting in an impressive concentration of early to mid-19th century dwellings.
www.salemweb.com /guide/arch/wdistrict.shtml   (224 words)

  
 bellevue square washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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William Meydenbauer and incorporated as a city in 1953, Bellevue spans 31 square miles between Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington.
Reflective of this growth is Bellevue Square, now one of the largest shopping centers in the...
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 River Walk at Washington Square - urban infill redevelopment project
This project is at the \nforefront of the West Sacramento Riverfront renaissance...and a 5 minute \nwalk to downtown Sacramento.
Leonard Development Company has utilized participatory design methods so that River's Side at Washington Square reflects the community’s vision for a denser pattern of mixed-use urban revitalization, serving as an example of the City’s commitment to recreating a vibrant waterfront community.
River's Side at Washington Square's unique architecture will act as a gateway to the City, furthering West Sacramento’s goal of linking its vibrant gold rush history to current redevelopment efforts.
leonarddevelopment.com /projects/project1.html   (396 words)

  
 Apartments in Washington Square West, Philadelphia, PA
In between Rittenhouse Square and Society Hill/Olde City, Washington Square West is a colorful part of town that offers value-priced rentals within walking distance to the business district.
Washington Square West attracts a large number of single men and women as well as many couples.
The St. James is the ultimate luxury rental tower designed to set a new standard of elegance and style.
www.4wallsinphilly.com /washwest.htm   (640 words)

  
 Washington Square Hotel, New York City
Located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, the Washington Square Hotel is situated on historic Washington Square Park.
The adjacent neighborhoods of Little Italy, Chinatown, the East Village, West Village, Soho, Tribeca, the Meatpacking District and Chelsea are all within easy walking distance.
We’re pleased to announce that the Washington Square Hotel has been included in the North American debut publication of the 2006 Michelin Guide for New York City.
www.wshotel.com   (117 words)

  
 TOUR: Willa Cather in New York: The Greenwich Village Years
The last, 5 Bank Street, is located in the area west of Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) which is also referred to as the West Village.
James' maternal grandparents lived at 19 Washington Square North, one of a two-block stretch of Greek Revival structures still standing, all "very solid and honorable dwellings," around the corner from "the more august precinct of the Fifth Avenue," as he writes in Washington Square.
The statue was erected by Italian immigrants who began to populate the area south of the Square in the late 1800's.
www.unl.edu /Cather/resources/tours/new_york2.html   (1942 words)

  
 CENTER CITY DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA | Programs & Services
This is the first phase of a broad range of pedestrian amenities being planned for the bridge that CCD is collaborating on with the Schuylkill River Development Corporation.
Washington Square: New pedestrian lighting will be installed around Washington Square and adjacent blocks of Locust Street.
Funding for this portion of the project is from the City of Philadelphia through Councilman Frank DiCicco and the Washington Square West Civic Association.
www.centercityphila.org /programs/pedlighting.aspx   (320 words)

  
 Philadelphia Real Estate Low-Rises - Pennsylvania Realtors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hidden in the Washington Square section of Center City, this seven unit building is charming and historic.
Sold off as condominiums by one owner in early 2001, this six unit condominium row styled development is located in the Washington Square area of Center City.
A five unit building located in the Washington Square West section of Center City, this building was offered in the mid 1980's.
www.centercitycondos.com /low-rises2.htm   (297 words)

  
 Washington Square | New York City | East Meets West | Travels & Photos | Brian Abbott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Washington Square lies in the heart of Greenwich Village.
The Washington Arch was erected in 1889 for the centennial of Washington's inauguration.
The arch is at the base of Fifth Avenue; behind, the tall building has the enviable address of 1 Fifth Avenue.
research.amnh.org /users/abbott/travels/meets/picturepages/washsq.html   (58 words)

  
 Macdougal Street: New York Songlines
It's apparently not true that the Marquis de Lafayette on his 1824 visit to New York witnessed the festive hanging of 20 highwaymen here, but Rose Butler was hanged here in 1820, the last person in New York State to be executed for arson.
In 1826 this area was designated the Washington Military Parade Grounds, which soon was transformed into a public park.
Washington Square was at one point the center of New York society, later becoming the unofficial quadrangle of NYU.
home.nyc.rr.com /jkn/nysonglines/macdougal.htm   (1648 words)

  
 Washington Square West
In between Rittenhouse Square and Society Hill/Olde City, Washington Square West is a colorful part of town that is surrounded by Kahn Park, Antique Row, Washington Square, and both the Thomas Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospitals.
Washington Square West is also within walking distance of the business district as well as performing arts venues on the Avenue of the Arts.
Washington Square West features a large array of neighborhood-style restaurants and bars.
michaelsingerrealestate.com /washwest.htm   (218 words)

  
 West Broadway: New York Songlines
From 1870 to 1899, the street was called South 5th Avenue--which was slightly better, though it encouraged the monstrous fantasy of driving the avenue straight through Washington Square.
Originally a marsh surrounding Minetta Brook, in the early years of New York this area was used as a graveyard for slaves and yellow fever victims, a dueling ground and a place of execution.
Block (70 Washington Square South): NYU's main library, built in 1972 to a Philip Johnson design; at the time, the plan was to redo all of NYU in this red sandstone look.
home.nyc.rr.com /jkn/nysonglines/wbroadway.htm   (1157 words)

  
 Philadelphia Real Estate - Pennsylvania Realtors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Wash West" is characterized by a mix of residential, commercial, and institutional land uses.
The neighborhood is the most centrally located area of town, and has experienced significant urban renewal.
Offering some of the nations best medical facilities, Wash West is a favorite for many first upscale buyers who seek a combination of urban and tranquil living within the city!
www.centercitycondos.com /washington_square_west.htm   (101 words)

  
 Shelf List 161.1
The Demand for Housing in the Washington Square East-Society Hill Redevelopment Area.
Washington Square East, Urban Renewal Area, Unit II.
Washington Square West Unit II, Urban Renewal Area.
www.phila.gov /phils/docs/Inventor/graphics/shlflist/L161-1.htm   (345 words)

  
 Around Washington Square: An Illustrated History of Greenwich Village Luther S. Harri
That doubled physical character is perhaps an apt symbol of the combination of historical presences and avant-garde creativity that has marked the cultural life of this part of the city.
Harris omits the separate history of Greenwich, from which the mixed-up street pattern of the West Village derives, and he neglects a longer and important social history that played itself out a couple of blocks from the square.
South and west of the square was Manhattan's longest-established African American neighborhood; it dated from the seventeenth century, having been enabled by the Dutch, who allowed slaves to buy land there and use their income from that land to purchase their own freedom.
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 West Village
This is the story of two seperate neighborhoods--Washington Square and Greenwich Village.
Washington Square, like the East Village, first developed as a residential area for wealthy families; professional artists moved into the area in the second half of the 19th century.
We then walk to the area south of the square to see a second-rate genteel neighborhood with international influences.Finally we cross Sixth Avenue and enter Greenwich Village which was first a summer colony before it became a working-class neighborhood.
www.nyu.edu /classes/finearts/nyc/westvil/westvil_intro.html   (216 words)

  
 Philadelphia, PA - The City of Neighborhoods - Real Estate for Sale Old City Philadelphia, Society Hill Philadelphia, ...
Originally developed between 1850 and 1880, the heart of the area is Rittenhouse Square itself.
Magnificent high rise, luxury condominium buildings surround the square, and historic and contemporary townhomes encompass the area.
South of Washington Square West lies Bella Vista.
ygraine.membrane.com /enterhtml/live/greenberg/neighborhoods.html   (726 words)

  
 RAIL: Directions to the King Juan Carlos I Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Walk east on West 4th Street or on Waverly Place to Washington Square.
West 4th Street becomes Washington Square South and Waverly Place becomes Washington Square North at the park.
West 4th Street becomes Washington Square South at the park.
www.nyu.edu /pages/irelandhouse/makeover/directions/train.htm   (139 words)

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