Tuesday, April 6, 2010

9 Security Cameras Installed In & Around Newly Renovated Washington Sq. Park

The NYPD will be watching YOU at Washington Square Park

 New NYPD Cameras SW Washington Square Park

New Surveillance Cameras on Lamp Posts SW

I don’t know how many New York City parks these are installed in (I’ll try to find out), if NYPD is leading the way at Washington Square Park or if it’s just been determined by the Bloomberg Administration that Washington Square Park is the park that needs to be pacified, with its bohemian, free-wheeling past spirit buried underneath leveled off concrete plazas and aligned Tisch fountains, but New York City Police Department surveillance cameras are being installed as you read this with the construction of Phase II Redesign at Washington Square Park.

At February’s Community Board 2 Parks Committee meeting, the Parks Department dropped off some blue prints of Phase II which outlined the following with regard to the NYPD cameras:

Nine NYPD security cameras and devices, four within the Park, installed on poles. 2 cameras will be installed on new poles that currently do not have security devices installed.

Read More:

Washington Square Park Blog - April 5, 2010

Curbed - April 5, 2010 - By Joey

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