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Tompkins Square Park

E 7th St. to E 10th St. (btwn Ave. A & B), New York, NY 10009
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  • Mashable

    This East Village gathering point is one of the City of New York's early wi-fi adopters in partnership with AT&T. Read more

    Mashable · October 13, 2011
  • SPIN

    Cults don't own a dog but still love to hang out here. "It's kind of creepy...but it's great! You just sit there, maybe bring a dog treat, just ruffle some dogs and hang out."

    SPIN · July 19, 2011
  • Dens

    Head over to the dog park, pretend to give one of the furry little guys a scratch on the head but actually whisper how much you hate dogs into the lil' guy's ear. "Why you gotta poop everywhere?!"

    Dens · June 9, 2011
  • Igor

    Great place to do heroin and take a nap!

    Igor · May 17, 2013
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: As Police and residents riot over control of the park, an injured man is wheeled out on a stretcher in the summer of 1988, at the link! Read more

  • NYC Parks

    AT&T is providing free Wi-Fi around the field house.

    NYC Parks · March 5, 2012
  • Chris C.

    check out the Farmer's Market on Sunday's.

    Chris C. · August 23, 2009
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: A year after the 88 Police riot, demonstrators showdown with cops again over squatters' rights and the park's homeless population. Read more

  • The Corcoran Group

    Not the cleanest or nicest park around, but it does have its charms – for instance, it hosts the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the country!

    The Corcoran Group · January 6, 2012
  • Kat

    Best benches in the city

    Kat · January 23, 2010
  • AJ L.

    The Grassy Knoll is for EastVillage-ites, bring some lunch, fall asleep, and enjoy the hippie music :)

    AJ L. · September 25, 2009
  • The Local East Village

    Alain Levitt's favorite place for people-watching. "I don’t know if anyone else has noticed but the park has gotten really strange again lately. I love it." Read more

    The Local East Village · August 18, 2011

    Lovely park for beautiful new york natural scenery - great for dogs, family, and fanstastic heroin can be had at the North-South path on the west side of the park!

    GRIMACE · October 10, 2010
  • The Local East Village

    Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk bar says "camp out on a bench, or hang on the fence at the dog park if you want some real crazies (of which I am one)." Read more

    The Local East Village · August 18, 2011
  • Carol S.

    watch out for the rats and hippie bums at night!

    Carol S. · July 23, 2009
  • Nicky D.

    No park after dark!

    Nicky D. · April 15, 2012
  • NYC Parks

    Fanny Allie's Serendipity is a life-size silhouette of a formerly homeless man who spent much of his time in the park. The steel figure is a symbol of hope. On display through November 2013. Read more

    NYC Parks · July 8, 2013
  • Christina B.

    the squirrels don't play.

    Christina B. · October 15, 2010
  • Justin J.

    look for hairy Krishnas!

    Justin J. · June 23, 2009
  • Carlos Q.

    Great for dogs!

    Carlos Q. · April 22, 2010
  • Michelle L.

    The dog run is always crowded on the weekend, but it's one of the largest in the city

    Michelle L. · March 23, 2010
  • stephiedoo

    Summer concert series, Howl Festival, movie nights on the lawn, markets, and other cool events make this one of the best neighborhood parks.

    stephiedoo · January 4, 2010
  • EchoDA

    In the Alphabet City area of NYC, a large park, they actually have a farmers market, and open area where bands play, bigger then Madison Square Park

    EchoDA · February 15, 2012
  • justinstoned

    NYC's original dog park & famous Hare Krisna tree!

    justinstoned · July 18, 2011
  • NearSay NYC

    Grab a blanket and some friends to enjoy TSP's summer movie series. Free movie screenings every Thursday night. Say Hello to the NearSay team if you spot us in our red t-shirts!

    NearSay NYC · July 14, 2011
  • Mommy Shorts

    The playground on the west side of the park is the place to be. BONUS: The newborn swings are fully in the shade.

    Mommy Shorts · November 8, 2010
  • John S.

    find the Hare Krshna tree & read the informative historical marker

    John S. · August 30, 2009
  • nathan a.

    Mull around the awesome dog park and bow before man's best friends, just make sure to watch out for derelicts doing heroin and dog-sized rats.

    nathan a. · April 3, 2012
  • Ken B.

    great place. has a liitle of everything.

    Ken B. · July 18, 2009
  • Bailey

    Abel time at Thompson square park is the best time.

    Bailey · April 20, 2013
  • Gina K.

    You would think that after they made rent a movie this park would lose its stoner, cult, and ailing homeless populace. Nope. Still cool

    Gina K. · July 25, 2012
  • Mark W.

    There are two dog runs at Tompkins Square Park. One for large dogs and the other for small dogs. If you have a medium sized dog, however, they can run loose around the flag pole.

    Mark W. · March 12, 2012
  • Nathan

    There's a pile of fertilizer in Tompkins Square Park you can't miss it. There's also piles of human shit sprinkled around Thompkins Square Park too, though, so watch your step.

    Nathan · February 21, 2012
  • Juliet D.

    Look Ma! No needle rinds! :D

    Juliet D. · January 6, 2012
  • Paul R.

    Be sure to check out the memorial for the General Slocum disaster in the gated area behind the dogpark.

    Paul R. · October 16, 2011
  • Samuel C.

    Watch out for rats!

    Samuel C. · July 30, 2011
  • Alex P.

    Best place to smoke a rock or shoot up during your lunch break if you work in the E Village.

    Alex P. · November 15, 2010
  • Tj O.

    rad summer punk shows!

    Tj O. · May 30, 2010
  • Spencer F.

    Play pick up basketball here.

    Spencer F. · May 24, 2009
  • Robert I.

    Lots of junkies and a dog park too.

    Robert I. · September 22, 2013
  • Urban Compass

    Play ping-pong or watch dogs run around at the historic Tompkins Square Park. It’s the heart and soul of the East Village and Alphabet City.

    Urban Compass · July 24, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    Visit this dog run during the year to socialize your pups but remember to also mark your calendars for the very creative annual Halloween Parade for dogs in October!

    The Corcoran Group · June 4, 2013
  • Michael G.

    Easy to get lost if you're looking down at your phone the whole end up where you started

    Michael G. · January 6, 2013
  • TEV N.

    5 Reasons to Love TSP: #1. The Sunday Greenmarket. #2. The HOWL! Festival. #3. The dog park. #4. There is actual grass. #5. People watching.

    TEV N. · October 9, 2012
  • Michelle K.

    Tompkins is a great EV park. It's definitely one of my favorite people watching locations, with passersby embodying many EV idiosyncrasies.

    Michelle K. · September 28, 2012
  • Roland L.

    Stop-&-Frisk Watch!

    Roland L. · August 28, 2012
  • Luke S.

    Great place to run laps in the city without interruption from cars and crosswalks. Be weary of the Sunday Market, though.

    Luke S. · July 3, 2012
  • Pankaj S.

    Enjoy the peace and calm under the hare krishna tree!

    Pankaj S. · April 18, 2012
  • Sonia C.

    BbAll on the back courts!!!!!!!!

    Sonia C. · September 22, 2011
  • Omar R.

    The rats run it.

    Omar R. · August 17, 2011

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