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Washington Square Park Renovation Bumps NYU to Bronx

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Break out the balloons and Magic Markers and start the angry scribbling, NYU seniors, because for the second straight year the renovation of Washington Square Park will force Big Purple to break from tradition and hold its graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium (at least it's new one this time around). We can't really fault the school for the decision. Based on the job's progress, those customary leaps into the park's fountain would be an absolute insurance nightmare! The Washington Square Park Blog hears tentative whispers of a spring completion for the first phase of the controversial redesign, and last week the Landmarks Preservation Commission was presented the plan for the second stage.
· Mayor Bloomberg’s Washington Square Park Redesign: Over budget. Delayed. And NYU can’t even hold their graduation ceremony there? [WSP Blog]
· Washington Square Park coverage [Curbed]