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No. 19 Washington Square

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Address: 19 Washington Sq N, New York City, NY 10011-9170

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Great place to visit in Greenwich Village - especially for nice photo ops!

I specifically came to see this arch as I've seen it in movies and books about NYC. It is in Washington Square park within Greenwich Village and close to the trains. I enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I specifically came to see this arch as I've seen it in movies and books about NYC. It is in Washington Square park within Greenwich Village and close to the trains. I enjoyed just walking around and seeing the locals who stayed nearby as well as taking pictures of this beautiful arch. I would recommend people to come here and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Washington Square Park is a great location to get a taste of what being a Greenwich Village local feels like. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire atmosphere, from the unique people to the beautiful scenery, especially the arc. In the midst of one of the largest cities in the world, everyone in the park seems to be so relaxed. Dog walking,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Lovely square. Families can bring their children and many relaxing in this park and taking pictures. Don' miss it, if in NYC.

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Kelso, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I was surprised at the number of people who were there considering how cold it was when I visited.The arc is pretty cool and between that and the rest of the square it is definitely worth a visit. There was a gentleman playing piano while I was there and it was a perfect accent to being able to sit and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This park is beautiful I love the arch, fountain and vibe. A great place to eat lunch or just people watch.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

You just gotta visit Washington Square if you are in NYC. The arch itself is much more majestic than what you usually see in the movies. Lots of music going on, from somebody who played classical piano (with the grand piano in the middle of the park) to some mediocre xylophone that didn't seem to get the right tune. We... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Arch at Washington Square park is certainly one that needs to be seen in person. Always seen in movies it is unmistakeable when you come across it and it is certainly one you will want to get up close to and take in. Washington Square Park itself is great fun, full of entertainers and places to sit and eat.... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

The Washington Square arch is located at the entrance to Washington Square Park, and it is well worth a visit if you're in the area. There is a very imposing statue of George Washingtonon the front side. A passage through the arch takes you into the park, which is also well worth a visit, especially in good weather and on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The fountain was not on in April, but the Washington Square Arch is a great photo all by itself. This is a replica of the Arc de Triomphe modeled by Stanford White.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take pictures because of the beautiful arch and fountain. The fountain was empty when we went because it was winter time but it was still pretty. Definitely recommend!!

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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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