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Washington Square Park

Address: West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #42 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large, central fountain, and known...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This park is certainly quite famous and steeped in history. It was beautifully snow covered when we visited and although bitterly cold we still enjoyed being here. The park is quite busy yet very quiet and you do not feel like you are in a big city. As it is located next to NYU you we also took the time... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The guy playing his piano was great. And on a cold Saturday in January no less. The sound of his notes was a nice balance to the hectic pace of Manhattan.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Packed with history and scenery - this park is a sweet resting spot after or on the way to a shopping spree. With such a central location and a great view, all you need to do is relax, soak the sun and listen to the street musicians.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went there the last day of our visit to NYC. We were tired of walking and the crowds. We really enjoyed watching people and the musicians were amazing! The arch is very impressive.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I love visiting WSP, the Washington Arch is historic and makes great Photo op. The park itself is quite large and has alot of seating and offers a nice area to just relax for a while, theres usually performers in various areas of the park some of which are very talented

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Puerto Rico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Walking thru NY, search for this Park and found it. The Arch is beautiful and the site is really peaceful. A guy was playing a piano in the middle of the Park. Some kids were playing while the parents were watching. Very relaxing and different in the City Jungle.

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Morristown, Tennessee
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33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Meandered through here while doing a little geocaching....enjoyed the park....people playing musical instruments. ..kids playing around the square. ..shopping walking in the park...good place to relax and reflect. ..will go back on the return trip....

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The Washington Memorial Arch is great, with several sculptures, interesting inscriptions (The ends justify the deeds!) and a view south to the One World Trade Center tower. Other than that, the park, at least in winter is a little bare. Enjoy the arch with a coffee from one of the nearby cafes of Greenwich

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Plano, Texas
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The park was beautiful and very well maintained. I really enjoyed relaxing and seeing the crowds of people. The arch is breathtaking.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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79 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I came here at night in very cold weather, so it wasn't very lively. I could see empty chess tables and an empty fountain,that I bet make this place very fun in the summer. When I went,there was a beautiful Christmas tree under the wonderfully lighted arch. This is a very nice place to take pictures.

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