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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #83 of 863 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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186 reviews 186 reviews
73 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After having dinner in the neighbourhood, we happened upon an impromptu piano concert in the park. It was magical. The arch, the fountain, the lighting, the small crowd who were enjoying the performance: everything was just perfect. Wonderful park.

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Parker, CO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A lovely fall destination. There is always some attraction--local musicians and performers frequent this venue. One evening while I was there, a young and very talented guitarist had attracted a large, appreciative crowd. It's also just a lovely place to walk. As I stayed in a hotel near to here, I made it a point to cut through the park... More

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Maple
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Brilliant! A man had a baby grand piano in the park and played gorgeously for 45 minutes. There were other musicians throughout the park and sitting by the fountain and relaxing was super. Then you can visit Greenwich village and enjoy all the yummy eats!

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Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very beautiful area with the arch and fountain, and being able to see the Empire State Building through the arch makes it more special. Worth the time to visit this iconic park!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Washington Square Park was such a pleasant place to spend an afternoon watching the people and the fountain and listening to musicians. It was a short walk to Soho from there as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Undoubtedly the centre of Greenwich Village, this park teems with NYU students, Korean tourists with extendable-pole selfie cameras, the homeless, retirees, the ghost of Ed Koch, and occasionally all at once! Not to miss.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This park has nothing special. A stop there is only worth if you need to rest for a while. It has an arch, but it is not impressing at all.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

On the afternoon of our visit, the rain was really coming down, so not a lot of people were out and about as we strolled though. Still, the was a Dachshund exhibit, which was supposed to feature hundreds of the hotdog-shaped canines but instead drew one. Still, it was fun to see anyway. There were also a ton of squirrels... More

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London
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There is always someone playing music there or doing some kind of street theatre. On one of my visits bagpipes were competing with a baby grand piano - I am bot sure who won. If you are there during the summer, go along in the evening for Gorilla Rep's production of a Midsummer Night's Dream, it is well performed, engaging... More

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ニューヨーク, ニューヨーク州
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We passed by this park on our way to NYU building. It was sunny day ,lots of family enjoying their weekend there. We also saw some music performers/artists.

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