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WWJJD? That's what Cathryn Swan, editor of the Washington Square Park blog, is asking about the fate of her beloved, unruly, history-laden patch of greenery and recreation. As more and more parks, from Madison Square to Central to Brooklyn Bridge, are run by private conservancies, Village residents are still opposed to the idea. "I would not take the management of the park away from public control, however flawed, and hand it over to a private entity," Swan writes. "If she [Jane Jacobs] could be there, she'd oppose that resolution on behalf of the community's fight to keep Washington Square Park under public control and retain its wonderful rebellious spirit." [The Villager; previously]