Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park, New York City: Address, Phone Number, Washington Square Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Washington Square Park
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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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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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 4 min walk
  • 8th St – NYU • 6 min walk
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Chukki27
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia100 contributions
Jan 2022
Lovely park in the lower Manhattan.
Marble Arch is the iconic monument.
Direct view from the Arch, there is a Christmas tree behind it which was illuminated during my visit & The Empire State Building tower can be seen at a distance.
Park also has a corner for dogs too.
Park was crowded with students.even though the weather was cold.
Pommes Frites Restaurant famous for Belgian fries on MacDougal street is a short walk from this park.
Written 5 May 2022
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Craig F
Leeds, UK283 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Not a nice park. Lots of noisy performers- too many so they were drowning each other out. Also, lots of people smoking weed (legal) but also taking drugs or clearly suffering the after effects of drugs.
Written 1 May 2022
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,863 contributions
Mar 2022
I walked through Washington Square Park in March 2022 and I have visited here many times. It was a cold and windy day so I did not linger. The arch is a good photo opportunity and so is the New York University campus which is near the park. I went to school at NYU so I had a lot of memories. Washington Square Park is very crowded and lively during the summer but I like going there during the winter when it is less crowded. After visiting the park, I headed to the East Village and you can also explore Greenwich Village which borders the park.
Written 18 April 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA12,749 contributions
Nov 2021
Lots going on here: Music, skate boarders, old folks on benches, plus the great neighborhood all around. This is an old park providing good green space plus a lovely fountain.
Written 11 January 2022
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Molly Macfarlane
London, UK260 contributions
Dec 2021
We visited Washington Square Park on 29th December.

It was very empty when we visited, though we may have just caught it at a bad time - early morning in the winter. In the summer, it must be nicer with buskers etc.

The arch is a good photo opportunity and there are NYU buildings surrounding it, so the area is nice at least.

May be coming back if I'm ever in the area.
Written 5 January 2022
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Kev M
London, UK114 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We walked through here on the 4/1/22 as we were making our way to fifth avenue . We didn’t intend on staying for long because it was very cold and we had places to go. We walked through about 10 am and the park was very quiet , although there were a few young lads hanging about on their own and it just gave the perception that they were up to no good but that’s just a personal perception. We stopped for a photo opportunity and then left the area. We have visited before on the summer when the vibe was totally different with lots of people . It’s a nice place , worth a visit but as one person has already mentioned you could smell a lot of cannabis which I haven’t noticed before .
Written 5 January 2022
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Hitcher84
Eureka, CA1,230 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Lovely park in Greenwich Village. Surrounded by the campus of NYU. Lots of people out. Could people watch here for hours. Not against pot, but there sure a lot of people vending here.
Written 30 December 2021
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI520 contributions
Oct 2021
Everyone should experience Washington Square Park at least once. Late on a warm October afternoon, it was packed with young people, vendors selling all sorts of wares, musicians, dancers, and more. It was interesting walking about to see it all. Plenty of room to sit and chill and do some people watching!! After sunset, we walked back through it...the Washington Square Arch, designed by Stanford White in 1891, made of white marble, all lit up is an awesome site to behold!!
Written 3 November 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy521 contributions
Jul 2021
This “Square-Park” is not so known in the world, and I think it’s an unusual but nice place of New York City. It seems like being in Europe, rather than in the US!
Written 13 October 2021
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LisaMNUSA
Minnesota691 contributions
Sep 2021
We walked to this park after visiting the high line. I wanted to look at the arch, it was great. I took a picture of it, then left.
The park wasn’t big, full of people around the arch area. Other part of the park, smelled like cigarettes something.
Written 9 October 2021
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