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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

A visit around Greenwich village has to include a trip to Washington Square park to experience the park and see the Washington Square Arch, a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, lovely place, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Check it out…it's gorgeous at night! Also, depending on how you are looking through the monument, you can see the Empire State Building right through it. Romanic and beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank benzslkgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A park in Greenwich Village, well known for the famous huge arch in its gate (which you probably remember from multiple movie scenes throughout the years). A wonderful place to sit and relax, watch the dog walkers and all kind of street performers among the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amid New York City rush, Washington Square Park slowed me down with its calmness and artistic history. The Park is surrounded by a nice neighborhood and cafés. Recommended for locals and tourists with extra free time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nonsrspn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've seen any movie that takes place in NYC, you've probably already had a glimpse of this park. And while the Memorial Arch (modeled after the Arc de Triomphe) is the most well known monument & recognizable visual, there is also the fountain and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pookala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Washington Square Park is a New York institution. In the evening, musicians, students, families, dog walkers, visitors all converge on the central fountain or stroll the paths. The flowers are brilliant in spring and summer, but it's worth a visit at any time of year....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bid nice park that i visited in my walk at the area.There is a monument and a lot of people arround this.Just nice for a walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christosorl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely park to stroll around and maybe stop and enjoy a busker performance. It’s most iconic feature is a large triumphal arch like a mini Arc de Triomphe.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from High Line Park to the Washington Square, as a friend was a big fan of the movie The Legend and wanted to go. I'm glad we did that. The park is really cool and the architecture close to it is impressive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mauricio S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to see and hear the sights and sounds. Buy fresh fruit, look at the pretty water fountains, enjoy a game of chess, and concerts.

Date of experience: February 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.
...More
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nadi94
19 December 2017|
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Response from KARENSK_12 | Reviewed this property |
Till after Christmas, probably till New Year's day
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hurricanehen
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.
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Teddy_Llong
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
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