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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 861 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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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Man if you like people watching, then this is somewhere you can spend an awful lot of time and never get bored. Everything goes here and there is always something going on. Dancing, music, parties even concerts can spring up at anytime. And then that beautiful arch that we have all seen so many times in film and TV is... More

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New York City, New York
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236 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Another former marsh fed by an Indian brook, the area was “upgraded” in the late 18th Century when the city purchased some land and created a potter’s field and built the gallows for public hanging. After the establishment of the City Parks Department, the area was improved, some monuments were erected (like the one to Giuseppe Garibaldi) and a wooden... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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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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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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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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