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Tompkins Square Park

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Park located in the East Village that was the scene of a big uprising in 1991 when a decision was made to evict the park's homeless in order to renovate; today, the park is pretty and quiet, but is still home to many who have no where else to go.
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From 7th To 10th Streets, Between Avenues A and B, New York City, NY 10009
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

A nice place to relax and walk around. Be sure to get there Sunday for the farmers market and special events like the Halloween "Dog Parade" to see pups in costumes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcklin12
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We were located over Avenue A this time so we had the park in front of our apartment. The park is small but peaceful and is nice to spend some hours...

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Tompkins Square Park is a lovely park. Great for a morning or afternoon of chilling, reading a book and such. I think there are mostly locals. Nice area around it with food-options.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephstraveldiary
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a very good park to spend time with your friends and family also dogs. There is a special place for dogs.This park used to be a place for most of the homeless in late 80s

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is a nice medium size park that has a dog park inside of it. It's a lot of fun to watch the big and small dogs run around inside the fenced in dog park. On Sunday there were also food vendors set up like...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NeaseLAXer
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice park used mainly by people with dogs at the nicely situated dog playground. We enjoyed the park and the vibe. Only problem is the many (MANY) rats running around everywhere.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

For the tourist Tomplins Square park is a welcome break from the city and I recommend taking time to do a workout in the facilities just behind the basket court. There are many good pull-up bars, a dip bar, monkey latter etc. Many local come...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank ekholm1
Reviewed August 22, 2017

By chance we were in this area for the recent solar eclipse! We found a little shop where we were able to purchase $2 glasses to watch the eclipse and joined a big group in the park on a big grassy lawn to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Diane D
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The park is very pretty in the spring. It's not huge, but we still enjoyed walking around and seeing the different flower gardens.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank KatKealy
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We went to this park several, as our apt was two blocks away from there. There are like four playgrounds for kids of different ages. Our two year old twins really enjoy all of them. A bit crowded on weekends, but on weekdays it was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank MarianitaDG
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Hyde, United Kingdom
What is your number 1 favourite spot in NYC? (64 Replies)
To locals and travellers alike, I'm wondering what your most favourite spot to be in NYC is? Whether to chill out, watch the world go by, eat, drink, do the tourist thing, be astounded by, etc etc? It could be a huge tourist attraction or monument, or a tiny street or park in a suburb that hardly anyone knows about? It's a hard one, I know, because I'm sure there are many! There are a number I could pick out for myself from my last visit to the city, but one spot that springs to...More
January 17, 2008|
Response fromnycdreamer|
Hi Lily,My favourite HAS to be Bryant Park.I fell in love with this place the moment I saw it,Just sitting watching people changing into their 'work' shoes.Excellent place to just sit and take a moment.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Alphabet City (9 Replies)
Hi My husband and I are visiting NY again early December and have heard that Alphabet City/Tompkins Square Park area is worth a look around. Can anybody tell me what sort of area this is and if it's worth a look? Thanks in advance.
May 15, 2009|
Response fromjhwanderer|
It's a formerly low income residential neighborhood that over the past ten years became a center for new, twentysomething professional residents and a hot dining and nightlife area. There are a lot of small, relatively hip restaurants and bars in the area, along with small shops and boutiques.
Austin, Texas
East Village with kids? (2 Replies)
It has been a while since I've visited NY. My husband lived there about 13 years ago so I was there all the time -- but I've only been back a handful of times since then and I know things have changed. Here is my question: We are planning a visit in November and are thinking about renting an apartment in the East Village (around 9th St. and 1st Ave to be specific, close to Tompkins Square Park). My sister, her husband, and their two kids (ages 6 and 9) will be with us, as will my 6 month old...More
July 16, 2010|
Response fromCarol L. W.|
Please check out Why Vacation Rentals Are A Bad Idea and then repost for hotels