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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #51 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching
Hours:
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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Santiago, Chile
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nothing really special besides the imponent arch, but it's the vibe of people doin' their thing at their own pace...some of them resting, others having a quick lunch, playing... There's something magical about how normal it is.

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Cork
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went there on a Sunday after the walking the High Line, when we arrived there were some buskers under the monument, plenty of people milling around, it was really cool. Everybody was chilled, complete contrast to uptown Manhattan.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Great for a stroll when in Greenwich Village. Not sure it would qualify as a destination must see, but definitely worth dropping by if you're in the area. The archway makes for some pretty nice photos though.

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Ottawa, Illinois
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

a must see, the bird man was entertaining. The girls held and fed pigeons, The arch was beautiful. A quick walk from a metro station.

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new jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

There is so much going on at this park. A young girl singing and playing a keyboard, A jazz man playing the sax, young men dancing , a lady blowing crazy bubbles.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

a good place to sit and relax. many people and performers here so it is a good place to people watch and see all walks of life. would recommend in the area. the large arch in the park is good for pictures. and plenty of room to troll around.

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USA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If in the area, check out the park. Parks like this give you a truer feel about what a city is really about since you can see what average people do on a nice day.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to visit and just sit and relax its so quite you would never know you were in New York the view through the Washington Arch to see the Empire State Building is magical

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Washington Square Park is a great place to stop for lunch and enjoy a bit of quiet time. the fountain in the middle of the park is a great feature and a lot of locals also stop here for a bite to eat during the day. the Arch is also lovely, very similar to the arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great little park to take a seat and enjoy the people watching. There are clean bathroom facilities in the middle of the park. I also like that there was a fenced in dog park in the park! Lot's of street performers doing there thing. Nice place to bring a lunch or enjoy a cup of coffee in the... More 

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