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Washington Square Park

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Address: West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large,...

A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large, central fountain, and known as a major center of community activity for the neighborhood residents.

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History in the making

I love this park. So much history and detail about this park that I love. I love the chess tables. I just love NY

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this park. So much history and detail about this park that I love. I love the chess tables. I just love NY

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit, including the Washington Square Arch and Park fountain. NYU buildings surround the Park, which is nearly 10 acres and a center for cultural activity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good place to visit whilst in Greenwich Village, well weather permitting, worth the visit to see the Iconic Arch, There are usually quite a few street entertainers/buskers in the Park good for having a wind down sitting soaking up the atmosphere.

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Amory, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A neat place to say you've been. This park is basically in the middle of NYU's campus. We went the day that Winter Storm Stella hit, and the park was beautifully covered in snow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love Washington Square Park. It is one of my favorite parks in NYC. It is a great place to sit and rest during the day and a must see at night with the monument all lit up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Washington Square Park has a nice Christmas Tree however it is quite small. For tourists I would suggest spending the day in Central Park as it is so diverse and if you have spare time pop into Washington but it was quite underwhelming to what I had expected

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Washington Square Park is not just nature — it is life. It is the center of Greenwich Village, a great NYC neighborhood. At any given time — no matter the temperature — there will be multiple musicians playing in this small park. Whether it is Jazz or a man with a piano or a singer, great musicians just preform. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native New Yorker, every time I return to visit I always go to Wahington Square Park. I find a comfortable spot and remember the fun I had in my younger days sitting next to Mary Travis(Peter, Paul and Mary) fame and singing folk songs, listening and watching Josh White, and Harry Belefonte sing. I can still hear and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

during the summer and spring this is a great park to see squirrels come up to you and also experience a farmers Market. There are many places to eat withing walking distance from low scale to upscale earterys. There is shopping fpr clothing, electronics, pets, chidlren, books, movie theaters and street performers. It is a mecca for cultutre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely, lively little park, lots of seating. A great place to just grab a coffee & sit & people watch.

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Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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