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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 yesterday via mobile

We did a self guided audio tour of Greenwich and this was towards the end. It was lovely to sit in the warm sunshine by the fountain, facing the arch, and watch all the people. I particularly enjoyed the guy going around with a cardboard...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The best season to go there is the summer but always fun, relaxing! So many people included street performances.. You just sit and watching those people is one of the relaxation. Safe safe... NYC is full of surprise but I assure you it is safe...More

Thank Annabelle C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to take a walk after dinner up in Chelsea and ended up here . Beautiful park. Definitely bustling with people even at night. Beautiful fountain and arch to come into the park. I’ve been during the day years ago and it’s a must...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great people watching and even better photo opportunities Aug 2018–lots of anti Trump supporters selling items.

Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another iconic NYC site that tourists should put on their must see list. It was a bit out of our way to get to and we only spent 15 minutes max there but it was still worth seeing the famous arch. Although I’l admit I...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park for people watching and sitting a while, always something going on. Nice fountain and monument.

Thank Ilneonoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our team of Tennis pro's went for a walk about NY, stumbled across this park, amazing. One of our team plays chess, wanted to do it, guy says 5 bucks just to play, not even gambling because he wasn't risking anything - no worries it's...More

Thank Coug8491
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park or in particular the large arch was used in I am legend starring will smith. It's a lovely vibrant park with people relaxing, walking their dogs, people jogging, people playing instruments. We sat and ate a ice cream while enjoying the sights. Took...More

Thank coopergirl2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite park in NYC. It’s a nice place to hang out after work or for tourists. It’s a nice spot to take beautiful pictures. A lot of times musicians play music. Definitely a must see when in NYC

Thank Zimtie90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see while walking New York and Greenwich Village area. Famous Arch and fountain must appear in many photos. Quiet spot, with people playing chess in the shade of the trees. Nice place to rest a while from walking. On the day we visited...More

Thank Derek M
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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