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Tompkins Square Park

Park and Performing Arts Venue
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Kamaria M.
    Kamaria MionDecember 5, 2016
    Great community vibe here
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KNovember 8, 2016
    A little sketchy but a NYC staple
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelOctober 31, 2016
    Nice during the day to chill while in the east village, but always feels a little dirty.
  • Jin M.
    Jin MoonOctober 29, 2016
    Beautiful park that has old architectures when you walk around the circle.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperOctober 27, 2016
    For the dog section, it's great!!!! There's always so many cute and fun dogs... especially during annual costume parade!!
    Upvoted Mar 6
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzAugust 14, 2016
    Pleasant secluded green oasis downtown, great benches to explore for evening activities after a good date
    Upvoted Mar 6
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 13, 2016
    Best people watching park. Dog runs, plenty of benches, and a few weirdos. Ah, New York.
  • Borja B.
    Borja BurgosJuly 11, 2016
    This is what a true NYC park feels like. Enjoy the locals.
  • Jason M.
    Jason McKeytonJuly 10, 2016
    Such a beautiful park to visit, specially if you have a dog! I love it!
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FordJuly 4, 2016
    Super pretty and peaceful
  • judi m.
    judi magooJune 21, 2016
    free piano playing or listening in the park! Great idea
  • Brittni H.
    Brittni HowardJune 16, 2016
    Do NOT go here. Boyfriend & I thought it would be cool to check it out - nothing but heroin heads. He walked into the bathroom on a major drug deal w/ junkies shooting up & cash all over the toilets.
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaApril 23, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Still has the old NY feel, it's a great spot to people watch or hang out in the nice weather with a book. Plenty of good food and bars around. Beautiful in the spring and home to a family of Hawks
    Upvoted Mar 6
  • Dens
    DensApril 22, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey we're on a lamppost! See if you can find us! (and thx to the Mosaic Man!)
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyApril 8, 2016
    Chess with the sharks
  • Joe D.
    Joe DApril 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Where crazy finds you
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenFebruary 22, 2016
    People watching, or dog watching? You can do both!
  • David M.
    David MilbergFebruary 18, 2016
    Cute park, my children seem to love it!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoJanuary 3, 2016
    Fun times. Follow me on Instagram @EricHoRaw
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 11, 2015
    So many dogs!
  • Paige C.
    Paige COctober 25, 2015
    This park gets so much funding, yet it's always dirty and filled with drug addicts. Not safe to walk here at night. The dog park is the only positive here.
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddOctober 10, 2015
    The seniors who play ping pong are must-watch caliber.
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Nice to layout on the lawn during summer
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Ping pong table in the northern part of the park
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewSeptember 6, 2015
    Stop by on Sundays to browse the farmers market. Any other day just for some relaxing and to see the interesting characters that make their way through
    Upvoted Mar 6
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangSeptember 6, 2015
    Doge park 😍
  • Soeun L.
    Soeun LeeAugust 29, 2015
    Cute park but way too many mickey mouses
  • Pablo D.
    Pablo DDAugust 24, 2015
    Great park
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZhulidowJuly 19, 2015
    It could be a little bit crazy place. But it has some quiet spots.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 18, 2015
    Great park to sit in! There are movies screened here in the summer too.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A nice way to escape the street grid even if briefly.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the farmers market on Sundays in the south west corner of the park.
  • Doris
    DorisJuly 3, 2015
    Fireflies at dusk!
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxJune 27, 2015
    Open music streaming service of choice. Search Mumford & Sons - Wilder Minds. Hit play.
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FabbroJune 23, 2015
    Nice park, good people watching
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseJune 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    AM Boot Camp on the basketball courts http://www.healthandfitnessannex.com/
  • Trent
    TrentJune 2, 2015
    Park full of interesting people. Can sometimes find a wide array of live music as well. Everyone seems to know everyone.
  • Nas B.
    Nas BenaliMay 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The dog park is the best part of it!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceApril 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of sunshine here!
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 29, 2015
    Anything goes in Tompkins
  • Gillian
    GillianApril 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tompkins Square dog park never fails to provide entertainment, rain or shine.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistMarch 5, 2015
    The birthday cake cream cheese served here is something special, especially if you've got a sweet tooth, complete with rainbow sprinkles mix into the rich cream. Read more
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 18, 2015
    Great little park! Plenty of delicious local eats across the street
  • RC
    RCJanuary 25, 2015
    Really great dog park and friendly people.
  • Lily
    LilyDecember 28, 2014
    A pretty, tiny park with a great dog park.
  • S_J L.
    S_J LOctober 1, 2014
    Nice place for dogs♡ lovely park - beautiful scenery ;)
  • James J.
    James JSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the junkies. Watch the doggies.
  • Alex E.
    Alex EngelAugust 25, 2014
    A great place to stroll after eating and before the in goes down. Stop at the dog park to the watch dogs play. Always a great way to see how compatible you are with your date.
  • Anne O.
    Anne Ol'LimaAugust 24, 2014
    Jazz to relax
  • Dina M.
    Dina MAugust 24, 2014
    Surprises and astonishes time and again
  • Arjun
    ArjunAugust 18, 2014
    This is the kind of place where you see a man in his fifties wearing a shirt that says Senior Prom 2013.
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dog runs, people watching, and good coffee -- what's not to like?
  • Cray Cray D.
    Cray Cray DookieJune 27, 2014
    Don't wear sandals/slippers when you go to the bathroom. Also try not to catch a disease as well. D:
  • Apex T.
    Apex TacoMay 31, 2014
    Relaxing park, a few courts, a pool I don't think anyone uses, and benches galore. I've been warned it's not so nice the later in the evening you get, but surrounded by shops and hot spots.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DonovanMay 20, 2014
    Keep your eye out for the 2 hawks that call this place home
  • Larry
    LarryMay 17, 2014
    Great, great sets of basic bars for kids to climb around on and develop strength.
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyMay 17, 2014
    Post brunch lay out in the sun!
  • Sean T.
    Sean TrussuxMay 7, 2014
    If you get into trouble with the law you will find yourself at this park picking up trash for community service!!!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HargraveMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty big park in a great location with a nice dog section.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit on a bench and read the New Yorker.
  • Henry .
    Henry 🍺MalthusMarch 16, 2014
    Lovely place to wander round and watch the squirrels
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoyDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Quite an impressive holiday tree lighting
  • Drlekter ..
    Drlekter .-October 3, 2013
    Cute squirrels during the day. Big rats at night.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerSeptember 29, 2013
    Huge farmers market on Sunday
  • Robert I.
    Robert IngaSeptember 22, 2013
    Lots of junkies and a dog park too.
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WilliamsAugust 21, 2013
    Come here when you want to feel "normal"...or crazier
  • Blanca A.
    Blanca AcevedoAugust 4, 2013
    The Greenmarket is open on Saturday and Sunday. You can also drop off old clothes and shoes for recycling on Sundays. Very cool.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Mar 6
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJuly 8, 2013
    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
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorganJune 30, 2013
    Rats everywhere!
  • Denice M.
    Denice MartoneJune 28, 2013
    9th street coffee nearby on C
  • Joe n.
    Joe nevinsJune 9, 2013
    Place is full of drug addicts, homeless people & rats. It's a rare glimpse of 1980's New York!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 4, 2013
    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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Antoinette M.
    Antoinette MartinezMay 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place for doggies!
  • Bailey
    BaileyApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Abel time at Thompson square park is the best time.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GogelJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Easy to get lost if you're looking down at your phone the whole way...you end up where you started
  • Glenn G.
    Glenn GentzkeNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Learn the flow of traffic in the courts before you skate. If you don't know, hang back and watch.
  • TEV N.
    TEV NYCOctober 9, 2012
    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.
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KanSeptember 28, 2012
    Tompkins is a great EV park. It's definitely one of my favorite people watching locations, with passersby embodying many EV idiosyncrasies.
  • Roland L.
    Roland LizaresAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop-&-Frisk Watch!
  • Gina K.
    Gina KruzicJuly 25, 2012
    You would think that after they made rent a movie this park would lose its stoner, cult, and ailing homeless populace. Nope. Still cool
  • Sb K.
    Sb KosinskiJuly 16, 2012
    She wont answer you in a big black hat.
  • Elegran
    ElegranJuly 16, 2012
    A top dog-friendly spot in the area, this park also hold lot of live musical events during the year and a farmers market every Sunday. Walk on Ave A to 13th St to admire CetraRuddy firm's A Building Read more
  • Luke S.
    Luke SeeleyJuly 3, 2012
    Great place to run laps in the city without interruption from cars and crosswalks. Be weary of the Sunday Market, though.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If your NYC guests love dogs, bring them along when you take your pooch to the dog park. Great fun!
  • Zucker B.
    Zucker BakeryJune 2, 2012
    Sit down and relax
  • corbett3000
    corbett3000May 28, 2012
    If you're bored watch the skateboarders rip it up on the basketball court
  • Pankaj S.
    Pankaj ShereApril 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy the peace and calm under the hare krishna tree!
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky DigitalApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No park after dark!
  • KaiMaliLani
    KaiMaliLaniApril 9, 2012
    Selling Girl Scout Cookies today!! In front of the Big Gay Ice Cream Store on E7th Street!! Stop by for cookies & ice cream!!
  • Ian G.
    Ian GilmoreApril 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for a run around the neighborhood then workout at the free outdoor gym at the NE corner of the park. Pro tip: use the loose bricks as dumbbells.
  • nathan a.
    nathan archambaultApril 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BuquidMarch 23, 2012
    Lay out on the hill by the dog park for a show. Free ping pong if you bring your own gear.
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary BlankMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Good dog watching park
  • Mark W.
    Mark W.March 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksMarch 5, 2012
    AT&T is providing free Wi-Fi around the field house.
  • Nathan
    NathanFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • EchoDA
    EchoDAFebruary 15, 2012
    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
  • Steve M.
    Steve MottsJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Dog log central.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 6, 2012
    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!
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeDecember 1, 2014
    Hay manifestaciones culturales casi cada fin de semana (recientemente, hubo un desfile de perros disfrazados para Halloween y este verano tocaban bandas de jazz). + infor sobre en http://ow.ly/FaacW
  • Leo S.
    Leo SkvirskiyNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Приходите сюда поиграть с собачками, полюбоваться ловкими сквиггерами и покачаться на турниках.
  • Yole Q.
    Yole QuinteroSeptember 10, 2013
    Si te gustan los perros, este es un lugar muy fino para venir a verlos! Hay un área dedicada a los perros
  • Lightance
    LightanceNovember 28, 2012
    Φιλαρακι μήπως έχεις 1 ευρώ να πάρω κάτι να φάω;
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