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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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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 00:00

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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Great Walking Destination

A great destination for your stroll through Manhattan. Beautiful at night. especially in winter in my opinion

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great destination for your stroll through Manhattan. Beautiful at night. especially in winter in my opinion

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although mid February, the temps were in the 60s and so springy. The park was filled with such vitality! Being there made you feel glad to be alive! There were lots of toddlers, dogs, elderly people, college students, families, and couples. Dogs of all sizes played in the dog park areas and were also leashed while walking in the park.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park is pretty cool because it's in the heart of NYU college area. Lots of young people in the crowd with a gorgeous monument to see. Fountains were off because the weather was very cold, but still a nice place to walk around with plenty of places to sit and people watch.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take a stroll in the park, snap a picture under the Washington Square Park Arch. Watch adorable dogs play in the dog park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walked around the NY university and suddently we came to Washington Square park. The weather was sunny and we sat and had sandwiches and just looked at people. Super cosy place to watch with lot of life and music. If you are in the neighborhood, go and enjoy the parc :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting place in NYC. A lot is happening there, in a moment it feels like you are in circus, because there are many, and I mean many street actors and performances. It is so nice to sit there and just watch.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You almost have to see this iconic park seen in many movies and shows. Near NYU and some great pizza joints close by and believe it or not a corn on the cob shop with a line out the door.. The freaks and students come out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went there the first time around 1973. just an easy place to relax, full of young people same today, except for me of course, but i still enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to eat lunch on a bench and to feed the pigeons and to watch all the crazy people walking by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Washington Square Park is a great place to just sit, relax, and take in the university setting & surroundings. It is also where "Harry Met Sally" (I think). Plus it has a great dog walk area, one each for small and large dogs, and it's fun to just watch the interactions between dogs & owners and try to determine who... More 

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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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