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Tompkins Square Park

From 7th To 10th Streets, Between Avenues A and B, New York City, NY 10009
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Park located in the East Village that was the scene of a big uprising in 1991 when a decision was made to evict the park's homeless in order to renovate; today, the park is pretty and quiet, but is still home to many who have no where else to go.
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  • Very good55%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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From 7th To 10th Streets, Between Avenues A and B, New York City, NY 10009
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Nice enough park to people and dog watch while you tuck into your bagel from across the road at the famous Tompkins Square Bagel

1  Thank LPandHowie
Reviewed 6 December 2015

If time is tight, there are obviously many other parks in NYC to make make a beeline for, however if you're in the area, or have plenty of time, Tompkins Square Park is good place to stroll, people watch and generally relax during your exploration...More

Thank Riddoch88
Reviewed 30 October 2015

If you are in the area, you should have a walk around this park. The locals are friendly and there are lots of very tame squirrels. We were lucky enough to see the Halloween dog parade during our trip which was fantastic.

Thank kth12764
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Our apartment was looking Tompkins Square Park.It was great to wake up to this small but peacefull park.There was a small cafe in front of this park with delicious breakfast.

Thank mrs_adventurer
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Love this little park. It's always lively, with an awesome mix of people. I was there in the spring and the flowering trees were divine. A nice oasis to cool your heels in when you need a little break from the hurly-burly of the city.

Thank TheKatyMcD
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We walked from the West Village to the East Village and Tompkins Square Park, expected more. It was a below average park, the local 'street' community hangout. Interesting to see the other aspects of New York...but not sure why you would not use the time...More

1  Thank McGreevyTeam
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This place has had its share of issues over the years, sit ins, riots, and people living here. The place is not exceptionally nice but it is important in the history of the city. There are some great places to eat around there that are...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Decent park that has been cleaned up over the years and makes for a better place to go for a stroll. It is located in the heart of the lower east side and is an ideal place to sit down and take a breather during...More

2  Thank jesse h
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Parks are one of the best places to see real New Yorkers and get a taste for each section of Manhatten. Washington Square park is more famous and Bryant with more events, Tompkins is not to be missed. This trip I saw African drum lessons,...More

2  Thank MrGeckoSays
Reviewed 28 May 2014

More groomed than in previous years, but still a slight tinge of the edginess that used to be the East Village. Shared by old time residents and new NYU students, this park gives you a cross section of the neighborhood as it has always existed....More

2  Thank MikeDana2
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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