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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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We went on a weekend and it was full of people and artists. When we walked in there was an artist playing on a piano. Fantastic. The atmosphere in the Park was great. People... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a weekend and it was full of people and artists. When we walked in there was an artist playing on a piano. Fantastic. The atmosphere in the Park was great. People, dogs, artists, musicians a plenty.

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked to Washington Square after our walking tour. The weather was beautiful and I enjoyed the energy in the square. Chess playing, dancing, music and just chillin are a few of the things going on here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know this is not that popular bt believe me if this monument wud have been in some diff city, it wud be as famous as arc de Triomphe 😉 Beautifully architectured. You can see empire state right thru this. Park is spacious enough to spend the whole day with friend and family. I have captured some really good photographs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So this is where 5th Avenue ends, and where we have the oldest tree of NYC, and also, on good days, the Piano Man, which performances can be seen on Youtube as well. It is part of a goos stroll around in the Greenwich village, and of course, should you go there, Washington Square is to see.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a perfect NYC neighbourhood park with lots of families, excellent street performers, off leash dog park and amazing people watching opportunities. Daytime or nighttime we always feel safe here. You can position yourself to see the new World trade tower at one end and the Empire State at the other - really cool!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

came to eat my take a way lunch in the park nice park, clean, good vibe with a lot of students, tourists, and local people nice view of the empire-state building through the arch

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got lucky. Caught a street musician playing sax under the arch, he was fantastic, amazing to see such talent collecting change on the street. The park is a relaxing place. Nice layout where you can find your own corner to chill and people watch.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. Less touristy than midtown, Greenwich Village is filled with meandering, tree-lined streets, small, charming restaurants, unique shops and very interesting people. Washington Square Park is a small, urban park, filled with street musicians and strolling people. This is best on a sunny day. The people-watching is awesome here!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking through the city with my wife we stumbled on this park and had a lovely stroll! Its a lovely place with some pretty cool statues to look at and then we had the pleasure of listening to a very talented musician playing the piano, it was great! I can only imagine in the summer it would be an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always return to Washington Square Park just to see what's changed and new entertainment. I love the pianist who plays primarily on weekends; he is an excellent musician. If you are a chess player, beware of the possibility of losing some $$ to the players in the park.

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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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