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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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Little Gem in the Downtown Area

LOTS of different things going on in this Park. Music, nature or just people watching. There is always something happening. It is Located near NYU and that means Lots of foot... read more

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JONESVILLE,SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

LOTS of different things going on in this Park. Music, nature or just people watching. There is always something happening. It is Located near NYU and that means Lots of foot traffic through the Park. Really enjoyed the chance to take-it-easy and relax before heading back to Hell's Kitchen.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an urban open space in Greenwich Village near NYC. During the day, it is bursting with sight and sound, and NY energy. There are painters, street musicians, jugglers, chess players, bikes, joggers, and people walking their dogs. It get quieter at night.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is crawling with mostly locals. People come to just hang out, chat, read a book, or talk to strangers. We love to go to places where we cn hang out & watch the people. Families, kids, old & young.....all come here.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a small park I like a lot. Nice nature, always music around, even people playing piano... It's just nice to be there and enjoy life!

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son loved it here, we played in the fountains with lots of other children. Lots of entertainment and a real feel of America!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A view of the Empire State Building can be seen through the arch that honors George Washington, the U.S. president for whom the park is named. The recently renovated park also has a fountain, many trees, many benches, and some food vendors. But good restaurants also are near the park. One side of the park has charming brownstones. Across the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful park full of laid back, interesting personalities. Nice break from the hustle and bustle. Very well maintained.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing park linking each side of the city with a Parisian style arch and surrounded by NYU. Really enjoyed lunch in the park - people watching and cooling off in the spray from the fountain. Cool place. Iconic NYC as a tourist loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of our midway stops from the Statue Of Liberty back up to Central town, and it was so lovely just to go and sit around the fountain and take in all the different sounds. Everyone looked incredibly peaceful here, there were musicians and people drawing and doing other activities, very much a university setting, as there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity to walk through the park during our recent visit. What a change from years ago! The monument has been cleaned and is lovely to look at. Beautiful plants and flowers line the park paths. There is a playground for children, and two dog parks. Benches are readily available to sit and relax and/or people watch.

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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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