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Washington Square, Brooklyn Bridge: Not Walks in the Park

What is it about greenspace in this city that gets everyone so riled up? Revised plans for the Washington Square Park redo haven't calmed angry residents still angry about plans—unchanged and unresolved after all that bitching—for a four-foot fence and the filling in and recentering of the sunken fountain area. Meantime, NYT architecture critic Nicholai Ouroussoff weighs in on the controversial plan for the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park, noting the class stratification that's likely to be debated at length at a park hearing this afternoon.
· Proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park Draws Class Lines [NYTimes]
· Washington Square Rehab Deal [NYPost]