Washington Square Park

Police take away a snake that was found in Washington Square Park on Sunday, July 20. (Credit: Maya Salam, via Twitter)

Police Gather Up Snake Found Slithering In Washington Square Park

A snake was spotted slithering around Washington Square Park Sunday, but police got the situation under control.

07/21/2014

NYC Annual Pillow Fight In Union Square (Photo By Marta Zielinska)

Superheroes, Villains Square-Off In Annual Washington Square Park Pillow Fight

In celebration of International Pillow Fight Day hundreds of participants gathered in Washington Square Park for a feathery face-off.

04/05/2014

People gather in Grand Central Terminal during centennial celebrations. Each day 700,000 people pass through the terminal where Metro-Noth Railroad operates 700 trains per day.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Five Most Glamorous Buildings in New York

Author Michael Gross shares New York City’s five most glamorous buildings.

03/12/2014

Hot Dog Vendor Protest

Hot Dog Vendors: Wealthy Neighbors Want Us Out Of Washington Square Park

Hot dog vendors will likely soon be forced out of the iconic Washington Square Park, and the owners believe it is all because of a group of wealthy neighbors.

12/08/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (credit: 1010 WINS/Juliet Papa)

As Women’s Equality Day Celebrated, Maloney Pushes For Amendment

The fight for women to be recognized as equal citizens to men is far from over.

08/26/2013

Morgan Gliedman and Aaron Greene (credit: CBS 2)

Greenwich Village Bomb Plotter Pleads Guilty To Explosives Charges

Aaron Greene pleaded guilty and will get a seven-year prison sentence for possession of explosives that were found in the Greenwich Village apartment he shared with girlfriend Morgan Gliedman.

07/30/2013

Marijuana Plants (file / credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Advocates Call For Marijuana Legalization At Washington Square Park Weekend Rally

Advocates of marijuana legalization rallied in Washington Square Park this weekend, for what they called a “massive action of civil disobedience.”

04/21/2013

About 1,000 participants swung soft, feather-free pillows at each other for Saturday's massive Pillow Fight Day celebration. (Credit: Terry Sheridan/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Gather To Pummel Each Other With Pillows In Washington Square Park

One woman says this was something she always wanted to do when she was a kid, making it even more fun to do as an adult.

04/06/2013

Gay Rights Rally in Greenwich Village March 24, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Rally For Gay Rights At Washington Square Park

The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.

03/24/2013

MacDougal Street

Plan Advances For Historic District In The South Village

A proposal is moving ahead to create a historic district in the South Village, in conjunction with a proposed rezoning plan for neighboring Hudson Square.

03/18/2013

Cooper Union Protest (file/credit: CBS 2)

Cooper Union Students Push On With Fight Against End To Free Tuition

Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.

12/09/2012

Craigslist (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

NYC Authorities Charge 21 With Selling Prescription Medications On Craigslist

“Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it’s a crime,” Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.

10/11/2012

Planned Renovation Stirs Controversy At Famed New York Park

Report: Chunk Falls From Washington Square Park Arch

A chunk of the iconic arch in Washington Square Park came crashing to the ground overnight, according to an advocacy group.

CBS New York–10/08/2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters cross the Williamsburg Bridge during a march to Manhattan as the  movement joins with activists groups for May Day demonstrations May 1, 2012. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Occupy Wall Street Prepares To Celebrate One Year Anniversary With Call To Action

Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests, but Occupiers are getting the celebration started early.

09/15/2012

NYU Logo - File / Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images

City Council OKs NYU’s Expansion Plan Despite Opposition From Local Residents

The vote was 44-1. Many residents and NYU faculty members have opposed the addition of four new buildings near Washington Square Park.

07/25/2012

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