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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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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 00:00
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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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I LOVE THIS PARK!!!

this is by far my favourite park and possibly place in NYC. Considering how small it is it houses literally everyone from all walks of life from the chess players, to students, to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

this is by far my favourite park and possibly place in NYC. Considering how small it is it houses literally everyone from all walks of life from the chess players, to students, to musicians and acrobats. It's a great place to people watch. Sitting in the fountain is great too. Bring some nuts to feed the friendly squirrels!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was snowing on the day we visited Washington Square Park and it did not disappoint, it was beautiful with snow lined streets and trees. The park is well looked after, very tidy and idyllic- and home to many squirrels! :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely little park to visit, especially the archway. Would be lovely to see it in the summer as it was a bit cold when we came.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lovely park in the Village with the famous arch. Good place to take a break from your wanderings in Greenwich Village. Be prepared for crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this venue during a walk around New York City. It was (as expected) populated by a variety of students engaged in a wide range of activities (roller blading; acrobatics; music). Despite the numbers and range of activities this was surprisingly peaceful and relaxing. I would suggest a stop here to recover from an otherwise stressful day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't been Paris then you would possibly feel like you are in Europe. The arc is really picturesque. Close to university too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to go and relax after walking through Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side. The arch is wonderful. In the warmer months, there are street festivals on the weekends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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