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“A park by any other name...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park
West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #54 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Neighborhoods, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching
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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.
New York City, New York
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“A park by any other name...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Sure back in the 1960s Washington Square Park was the place to be for ad hoc lively political discussions, music and more. Then it descended into a drug hangout. Now? Nothing memorable...

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“NY Landmark -- don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

beautiful park \with famous landmark in an unusual area of New York where old townhouses remain beautiful. Right at NYU and the end of lower 5th Ave

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“Great place to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Washington Square Park is a great place to hang out, near the famous arch and fountains that are as much a part of NYU as they are the city. There is always something to do there, whether it is feeding the squirrels, listening to the street musicians, sunbathing, or playing one of the old chessmasters in a game of speed chess. This park even has small "dog parks" built into the grounds, and usually lots of impromptu musicians and aspiring actors putting on works of Shakespeare or other acts on the spot. Bring along a lunch and enjoy the afternoon. Better you, bring along two lunches and share one with the squirrels.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“NYC's Village Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Wonderful place to see and be seen. Usually full of many people trying to relax or otherwise enjoy their day. Musicians etc.

Visited October 2012
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“Lovely park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

A great park to relax, picnic, bring children, with a great play area. A nice retreat from the city and of course the beautiful arch monument.

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