Not long ago, Gossips reported that the "No Dogs on Lawn" signs in Washington Square, a.k.a. Courthouse Square, had been replaced with signs advising dog walkers to clean up after their canine companions. Now the transformation of what was once dubbed "Negativity Park" into a more welcoming and usable public green space has taken another step forward.
Not long ago, the gazebo was encircled by a chain, and there were chains at both sets of stairs giving access to the interior. Today, not only are the chains gone, but the gazebo has been fitted with benches to allow people to sit in its shelter and enjoy the cool and green surroundings of the square.
The benches, which were designed and constructed pro bono by Joe Rapp, are a gift from Carrie, Nick, and Henry Haddad.
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The title of this post is from Washington Square, by Henry James