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Tompkins Square Park

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Address: From 7th to 10th Streets, Between Avenues A and B, New York City, NY 10009
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Park located in the East Village that was the scene of a big uprising in...

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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Beautiful Park

Great relaxing park. We fed birds and watched flowers. We saw a hawk! It's a nice afternoon. Lots of passerby and handy water fountains.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Catalaq
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great relaxing park. We fed birds and watched flowers. We saw a hawk! It's a nice afternoon. Lots of passerby and handy water fountains.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This park lacks the class and allure of nearby Washington square park, but reflects the diverse character of the local residents. It can be busy during the day, with the occasional parade and street musician. Be more aware in the evenings, as there is a homeless element

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Why??? Why is all the grass fenced off? It felt like the trees and grass were exhibits in a museum and the fences were the "hands off" signs. The concrete pathways were in good shape and the trees were full sized. Outside of that, it was surreal to experience.

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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

The park is in the Alphabet City of East Side downtown Manhattan. Wonderful trees (American Elms), clean and a good place to relax. The "Tompkins Square Dog Run" is very good for your dog, too. In the end of October, there is a very special highlight: "Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade"- the largest in the country- incredible atmosphere and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Nice enough park to people and dog watch while you tuck into your bagel from across the road at the famous Tompkins Square Bagel

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

If time is tight, there are obviously many other parks in NYC to make make a beeline for, however if you're in the area, or have plenty of time, Tompkins Square Park is good place to stroll, people watch and generally relax during your exploration of the east village.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you are in the area, you should have a walk around this park. The locals are friendly and there are lots of very tame squirrels. We were lucky enough to see the Halloween dog parade during our trip which was fantastic.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Our apartment was looking Tompkins Square Park.It was great to wake up to this small but peacefull park.There was a small cafe in front of this park with delicious breakfast.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Love this little park. It's always lively, with an awesome mix of people. I was there in the spring and the flowering trees were divine. A nice oasis to cool your heels in when you need a little break from the hurly-burly of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We walked from the West Village to the East Village and Tompkins Square Park, expected more. It was a below average park, the local 'street' community hangout. Interesting to see the other aspects of New York...but not sure why you would not use the time in Central Park!!

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There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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