Naked Washington Square Park ‘Jesus’ squatter has a new look
4th July 2021

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It’s the second coming of Washington Square Park’s naked “Jesus” — but thank God he’s now fully clothed.

Matthew Mishefski — who turned the park’s famed fountain into his living room last summer — returned to his old haunt Saturday in snappy all-white duds.

Mishefski, 26, told The Post at the time that he was the “son of God Lord Saviour Jesus Christ” from the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.

He would lie or shower in the center of the fountain naked, and strolled around the Greenwich Village space in his birthday suit, landing him in hot water with cops more than once.

On Saturday, the former park squatter was seen in good spirits — walking laps around the fountain, smoking what appeared to be tobacco out of a corncob pipe and play-fighting with a skateboarder.

He wore a crisp summer-white one-piece outfit adorned with a fanny pack and sandals with socks — a departure from the nude look he sported last June.

Mishefski, who said he is autistic, was allowed to live in the fountain for weeks in June 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite visits from numerous NYPD officers, Parks Department employees and homeless-outreach coordinators. He was also arrested several times for his park antics.

Around the same time, Mishefski told The Post he had been living on the streets for three years after having bad experiences in city homeless shelters.

“People bring in knives, weapons, they say they’re going to hurt you if you say something they don’t like, if you look at them,” he said. “I had a staff member pull a knife on me.”

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