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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

Cool Park! Nice place to relax and watch the city go by! Love the feel of this park too! The Police Officer's presence makes you feel safe too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to find your way here at some point, even just to walk across it but it's best when it's warm enough to sit and people watch. People collect here--people playing guitar. the amazing cut through chess matches on the southwest corner tables, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a wonderful place to take a breath in the middle of the rush. Nice people having their snacks, sometimes street music and art. And a great view to the Empire State.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rapha_prado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Music, an array of trees and buildings, and a fountain opposite a luxuriant marble arch. Worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Passport14988034750
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite park in NYC and I make sure I visit everytime I come to New York. It has a great view south to the Freedom Tower and north to the Empire State Building. Every time I have been there have been artists...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank IvyD-L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its still the best place to see the village. It lets you know the spirit of Jane Jacobs survives. There are still musicians and people expressing themselves. It's a true city park no matter what NYU tries to do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventurer744202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife has a short term assignment to the Financial District of NYC and we found an apartment in Greenwich Village two blocks from Washington Square Park. Being an important landmark in the village and so close to our residence, we spend a fair amount...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through Washington Square Park today and we saw an amazing bubble artist, listened to wonderful classical piano and heard and saw other various artists. Always a great place to walk through and stop and take it all in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank matthewgavzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy this park because it is within greenwich village and quite relaxing. It can be busy on weekends with students and street performers usually it is a peaceful place and quite pretty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A breeding ground for creative and humanistic endeavors, Washington Square Park is one of the most peaceful spots you’ll ever come across that brings smiles to faces from all different walks of life.

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
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
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19 December 2017|
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Response from KARENSK_12 | Reviewed this property |
Till after Christmas, probably till New Year's day
6 November 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.
6 October 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