Hexes in effect around Washington Square Park

Photos by The Villager

The last segment of the Washington Square Park renovation project — reconstruction of the sidewalks around the park — is in its last leg. The old, cracked asphalt paving is being torn up and replaced with new hexagonal asphalt pavers. The work should be completed by this summer, finally capping off the — can you believe it? — roughly 10-year project. The restoration notably saw the park’s fountain “centered” to align with the arch and Fifth Ave. and the sunken central fountain plaza area raised to the same level as the rest of the park, among other things.