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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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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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A place you must visit. It has the real touch of New York, and you will be able to remember many of the movies you've seen throughout the years, and that used this iconic area to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Miami, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A place you must visit. It has the real touch of New York, and you will be able to remember many of the movies you've seen throughout the years, and that used this iconic area to shoot many memorable scenes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

They've spent a lot of dosh on doing up this once-dodgy square. But thankfully, they haven't got rid of all the grit. Go to see the chess players, buskers, dogs and dancers.

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fun place, weird people. Musicians galore, entertainment all over the place. Very different people, all walks of life. Food around the park perimeter.

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Odenton, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Didn't know the land was used as a graveyard for "undesirables" or sick individuals back in the day. When I found that out I was not in the mood to be happy. (Who says ingnorance isn't bliss?) However, if you don't think about that nasty little aspect of it, then it's a great place for people watching, playing chess, or... More 

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BMartisek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife & I had just spent the day shopping and viewing the sites around NYC. We took a stroll over to Washington Square park and enjoyed a 45 minute break. We like to people watch, so this was a great opportunity to just pause in the midst of the busy city and soak in the neighborhood feel of this... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a lovely small park with lots of people. From the reviews I believe it is well known for the arch and fountain. I just found it a very nice park with lots of seating space. Some entertainers were singing and some were playing jazz. I went Round lunchtime and picked up a gyro from a nearby van. There... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A beautiful park where you can relax and see the earth among high rise buildings and mad rush of vehicles.A place where you can breathe natural air and have some rest.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lots of people on a sunyy day. Several people and groups playing music and having fun. We even danced !

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Binghamton NY
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Each corner of the park had something different going on. There was a street fair nearby, at least 4 music performances, a dance off near the fountain and lots of shaded seating to relax in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped here as part of a private walking tour. The park was full of street performers, there were lots of chess games in progress, tarot card readings, and lots of people just taking in the beautiful weather. We were there on the day of the Dachshund Spring Fiesta. There seemed to be hundreds of dog owners and their furry... More 

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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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