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Address: West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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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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I sat and people watched for about an hour since I'd already walked quite a bit that day. There were quite a few people worth watching. I found the locals to be highly... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I sat and people watched for about an hour since I'd already walked quite a bit that day. There were quite a few people worth watching. I found the locals to be highly entertaining.

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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of open space and squirrels to see if you don't have them in your country (like me). Washington Monument is a nice entry through the Arch.

Thank KFP57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have probably seen this park on TV at some point. It's in Greenwich Village in the middle of NYU basically. There are so many interesting people that stroll through here daily it would be worth it to get a coffee and just sit and watch. If you are in the village, stop here watch people and take a selfie.

Thank Sirrod G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice and quiet wee park - very clean, lot's of locals and lovely views across the water. Nice for a wander after the high line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great fun . Lots of students and Village types. Music, acrobatics, busking all day. Surrounded by Old New York architecture. Definitely worth a walk through

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

That's where this famous movie (starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford) took place. It's a great place when you are downtown and need some green. Sometimes, it's a bit dirty, but the street performers are wonderful.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends who live on the square on Sunday evening following the great snowfall of January 23. Magical. Through the arch to the south was the Freedom Tower and skyline, through the arch to the north, Rockefeller Center and skyline. Children, dogs, and lovers were having a splendid time at twilight. Go in snow if at all possible!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled onto Washington Square Park on a sunny afternoon. It was great to see all the people out enjoying this Park with musicians, readers, tourists, students and locals.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice to walk by during the day . lots young people . always something to do . especially when weather is great .

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking from SoHo we got to this park, it recently snowed so it look beautiful at night, it is suroounded by a lot of nice places to eat.

Thank Lety R

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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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