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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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Not much happening here on a weekday afternoon in January, but that's why I liked it. I'm sure it becomes very busy in the hot summer. Found some geocaches and saw some iconic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much happening here on a weekday afternoon in January, but that's why I liked it. I'm sure it becomes very busy in the hot summer. Found some geocaches and saw some iconic figures.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a nice park to have some rest at. It's not a big one though but what makes it special is that iconic Arch which is a must see.

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Highland Village, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not really a destination per se, but I think it's a great way to end a stroll in the West Village (which personally is one of my favorite areas of Manhattan). Grab a crepe from the crepe stand and sit back and watch NYU students, west villagers and their dogs, and tourists all collide together in one open space... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many beautiful parks in New York City, but Washington Square Park has so much going on! Its close proximity to NYU makes it a hub of young, fresh ideas and inspiration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 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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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 neighbourhood. 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 neighbourhood 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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