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Washington Square Park

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Greenwich Village
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Address: West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: People-watching
Description: 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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Plenty of seats

There were plenty of seats in this well used park. Visited on a Sunday morning in March and was amazed how many locals were there. Some walking dogs around the park, others just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

There were plenty of seats in this well used park. Visited on a Sunday morning in March and was amazed how many locals were there. Some walking dogs around the park, others just enjoying the park itself. Lovely peaceful atmosphere. Nice to come across this park in what felt like a classy residential area.

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NYC
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Always has a wide variety of interesting people, musicians, artists, sightseers, local workers having a break etc. Plenty of hot dog vendors and places to sit to enjoy whatever is going on. Disappointed that homeless people camp out there. No tents but sleeping bags etc.

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I am sorry; I didn't take pictures of this great park while attending a conference across the street at NYU, Creative Arts Building. The first day of the workshops, I was on the tenth floor of building looking directly across at the arch on the opposite side of the park. The weather was crisp, clear and sunny, the view was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Loved reading about the history of the park and its surrounding neighborhood and seeing where the events happened. Fun to see people engaged in some serious chess games. Beautiful and easy.

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Irving, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Right in the middle of NYU and Greenwich Village, park has history (built in honor of 100th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration), dog park, kids playground, an epic fountain & arch, and plenty of space to lounge.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is such a gorgeous park, and one I walked through everyday when I lived in the area. Make sure to stop by at night on the weekends, there are always fun street performers to watch. And if you happen to catch it after a summer rainstorm, there are lightening bugs floating around the bushes (arguably the coolest thing I've... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lovely park area in the Village at NYU campus. Beautiful arch memorial to George Washington. Nice place to start exploring Greenwich Village.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Its quirky and usually has street performers in the summer. Its a nice place to spend a little time when you are exploring the Villiage Its small- so no need to spend a lot of time

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a wonderful mad square in the middle of Greenwich Village, which is a great place to hang out and watch the world go by. Lots of interesting entertainers ranging from a female bagpiper (nostalgia for home) to a regular Sunday morning guy who wheels in his Grand Piano and plays beautful music,

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Great park in a beautiful area containing the arch and a great crowd. It's safe and in pristine condition being close to the subways. You can catch a market on saturdays.great place.

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Staying in Greenwich Village

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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 neighborhood. 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 neighborhood 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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