The battle for Washington Square Park rages on! Metro reports that a
documentary seen on YouTube and myspace shows redesign architect George Vellonakis saying that the decrease to the park's central plaza will be just "5 percent" while in actuality, plans were showing decreases of much more.

To summarize, the residents are upset with the city's renovation plans and the fact that the city didn't disclose the extent of plans, which some residents feel could cause a 33% reduction in "gathering space." And, in fact, the courts asked the Parks Department to resubmit plans after a judge did find “essential aspects of the Parks Department’s plans ... were not adequately revealed to Community Board 2 or the Landmarks Commission.”

More from the residents' perspective from the Open Washington Square Park Coalition. And here's the Project for Public Spaces on the park.