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Washington Square Park

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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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West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One time per year in April, a designated portion of Washington Square Park is used to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day. The event is free. Rules are laid out on the web site. The event is kid-friendly, and HUMOROUS. If you purchase a pillow from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a sunny spring Sunday this compact park was full of people and their pets. An amateur orchestra with no less than three trombones provided musical entertainment. More heart than talent, but it sure contributed to the festive atmosphere. Not a park for quiet reflection...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We traveled here on our way through Greenwich village to see the Iconic arch. It was as beautiful as it is in the movies. A nice neighborhood park with a nice photo stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank raverjb
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled upon this and were pleasantly surprised. It's a busy square and gardens - buskers down both ends, an anti-trump activist stall selling badges etc and lots of people enjoying the sun on their lunch breaks. You can also play chess with the guys...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. There are a lot of benches to sit on with friends, family or by yourself. There was even some playing music in the park. A nice place to sit and soak in the sun and has a nice atmosphere. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for a picnic with friends, people watching, enjoying the free entertainment or just sitting on a park bench reading a book. The blossom is so beautiful in Spring.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After wandering the streets of Greenwich Village, how delightful it is to step into the green oasis of Washington Square Park. Its iconic arch is the perfect frame in one direction for the sparkling central fountain and in the other for the beautiful Art Deco...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Washington Square Park”s atmosphere is priceless. On a sunny Saturday morning you will be delighted with the most diverse and distinctive crowd you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Circle mini-shows, Jazz duos, dogs, samba dancers, soccer performers, piano players, speeches to a small audience, squirrels, photographers,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lucasc916
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual visitors to the NYU-Washington Square area may pass by or through Washington Square Park without appreciating what a substantial resource it is as an urban park. While the Washington Square Arch on the north side of the park tends to dominate the scene, even...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jonathanrL8486KM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown has changed. The surrounding streets are mostly cheap restaurants catering to nearby New York University students (NYU surrounds 3 sides of the park) or empty stores (Broadway, 8th street). On a cold day this park is just a square, nice for diehard architecture buffs,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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December 19, 2017|
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Response from KARENSK_12 | Reviewed this property |
Till after Christmas, probably till New Year's day
November 6, 2017|
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Response from shellyf | Reviewed this property |
No shops in the park but many shops on all the streets and avenues that radiate off the park.
October 6, 2017|
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Response from yitz_1 | Reviewed this property |
The park is free and is Surrounded by Greenwich Village, which is also interesting to stroll through. It's best to visit the park on a nice day when there are lots of things going on there. Also not far away is Highline... More