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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #84 of 856 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were advised to see this by a local at the Supermarket close to where we were staying. We really enjoyed our afternoon here - as it happened we were here on a Saturday and so we got to see many locals enjoying their day off. So many things happening around the square - performers, musicians etc and yet it... More

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Reno, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Quiet spot for relaxing and people watching. Come here to relax after shopping in Greenwich Village.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stumbled across this delightful park, walking around Greenwich and stopped for a rest/bit of people-watching. Wonderful! The piano player was excellent, attracting a respectful crowd, but the jazz quartet were the prize - with a little girl looning out to the music in complete synchronicity with the quirky riffs! Lots of families - and sectioned off areas for dogs to... More

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Winter Park, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have visited this park over a span of 6 decades. Never know what to expect. This past Sunday I listened to a very talented musician play on a grand piano set up in the park

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wandered thru the park on a Sunday night. A gentleman was playing classical music on a piano, in another area an "older" group was singing acapella, the view north thru the Arch of the lit Empire State Building was amazing. Take a moment to explore the park.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On our subway's travels fro and to hotel "Pennsylvania", we often crisscrossed the Washington Square Park. Beside the Central Park and Bryant Park that represents also a genuine green oasis, encircled with the New York's buildings, this time in the Lower Manhattan. We really liked the central fountain and beautiful Washington Square Arch. Here is omnipresent the tradition of nonconformity.... More

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Houston, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! We picked up food-to-go and walked into Washington Square Park. What a delight to discover Colin Huggins playing classical music on his baby grand piano! We ate and listened for a long time; and even bought one of his CDs. What a very talented young man!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The garbage cans are empty and the streets are filled with garbage everywhere you see. I was wondering if Street Cleaners are on strike? What is wrong with everyone? there is something called garbage can and Washington Square Park has many garbage cans.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is my favourite part of the city. A lovely oasis of relaxation and trendy, random live entertainment within the hustle and bustle of honking horns, commercial buildings and shops, and masses of people that make up NYC. Also a great place for families with a couple of great playground areas and lots of open space. I love it here!... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Busy park but beautiful to sit and people watch, listen to music, or eat your lunch like the locals. Fountain to cool your feet and gardens to sit and chill.

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