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Washington Square Park

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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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Quaint, eclectic, family-friendly, & iconic.

Definitely recommend spending even just a few minutes here; you'll see the beautiful arch replicating that in Paris, local artists trying to make a buck, kids with balloons and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely recommend spending even just a few minutes here; you'll see the beautiful arch replicating that in Paris, local artists trying to make a buck, kids with balloons and cotton candy, and friends and lovers just relaxing. The pigeons & squirrels (which are very comfortable with humans) are also interesting to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've all seen the arch at Washington Square Park in movies and on tv. The park is surrounded by NYU and is smack in the middle of the East and West villages. Great restaurants nearby. In the summer the chess tables are out and many people come to play.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never been to these park before, and it is charming! Play area for the kids, walking, sitting of playing chest, even the bathrooms were good!

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Washington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stop through here on our way uptown, always fun stuff going on and lots of good people watching. Always enjoying seeing the monument.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was snowing the day we were there. It was fun to see the park in person, after seeing it in so many movies & shows. Pretty - especially with the snow falling!! We took some nice family photos! Easy to get to from the MTA. Not a long visit - probably better in spring & summer when there's more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of freedom tower and lower manhattan. «Arc de triomphe» for George Washington. Very nice and clean, public bathrooms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girls played whiffle ball with some homeless teens who were quite interesting to chat with. This, like so many places in NYC is a great place to sit and watch the Humans of New York. Been here many times and it never disappoints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely location in Greenwich Village and really nice on a Sunday when the sun is shining and there is usually a band playing in the park. It's very popular with the local people also to just sit and relax followed by a visit to one of the lovely bistros situated around the park playing Jaz music on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my 13 y.o. son here to play chess and explore. There are men who will offer to play chess with you, and teach you a thing of two (for a fee) but when we politely declined they left us alone. Of course, my son beat me. Afterwards we wandered through the park. Someone had made beautiful sidewalk chalk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New York City has its share of parks to conquer you and even when Central Park might be the greatest of them all, this one has something unique going on. The street musicians, the university students, the women with their little children, the artists and the elder people, all of them make an incredible mosaic on this little park that... More 

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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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