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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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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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BEAUTIFUL PARK

We have been to NY 6 times but never visited this park before. We were really surprised to see a guy playing a piano who was very good. There was also a really good band playing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have been to NY 6 times but never visited this park before. We were really surprised to see a guy playing a piano who was very good. There was also a really good band playing. There are also public rest rooms which you don't get in a lot of the parks. I would definately recommend for a nice change... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice well kept park in NYC not too many vagrants and loved the Farmers/Makers Market. Bought several things. Great atmosphere, friendly and interesting

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

we spent so many hours at this amazing space- we returned time and again to sit and watch the 'goings on' -

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Brilliant little park. This was our first stop after checking into our hotel, located at 37th and madison so we obviously enjoyed the beautiful weather and walked to the park. We decided to try Shake Shack for lunch (outstanding!) the line was crazy long wrapped around the park however one of us went to the express line (where you can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very New York, with the arch and fountains, street performers, kid's park and surrounding neighborhoods. Make time to walk around and see the people playing chess and just generally enjoying the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Washington Square Park is a really great place to sit and watch the world go by. It's usually full of interesting people - like folks playing Jazz, or offering to rap for cash (the 6ft 7in rap guy), pro dog walkers, students, etc. There's a nice fountain to get your feet in on a hot day. Not to forget the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A fun hangout, one can see so much of New York people just staying around & sitting on a Bench! Music, Art, Crowds, hippies, Students, all in one Park! Delightful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of our last stops on our five day trip and one of my faves. Beautiful park. Great people watching. I have seen this park numerous times on television and it was neat seeing it for myself

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Along with Central Park, this much smaller park is probably the best of the many NYC parks you can wander through. Here, in the heart of Greenwich Village, you'll find the Washington Square Arch, the great circular fountain, loads of surrounding history, and many a street musician or other performer. It's fun both day and night and totally safe at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really nice little park with the Washington Arch. Has a lovely little fountain and is wonderful in the sun. Nice to see, One of the houses around the outside was the house where Will Smith filmed I am Legend (his house in the film).

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Additional Information about Washington Square Park

Address: West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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