The Battle of Washington Square: 1958


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December 31, 1958, Vol. IV, No. 10

The Battle of Washington Square: 1958

Washington Square is closed to traffic. Not permanently, nor are the buses out of the park, but the fact that a temporary closing has been arranged by the city is a substantial victory for the “anti-traffic” forces. This has been the major story in Greenwich Village in 1958.

The prize—final and permanent closing—is within reach. If it has not come as a Christmas present to the Village, a suggestion of Raymon S. Rubinow, chairman of the Join Emergency Committee to Close Washington Square Park to Traffic, it cannot long be withheld…

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