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Georgeous and green and lovely at night. Hella romantic spot
One of the most iconic parks in NYC. Located in historic Greenwich Village, the park was a gathering place for members of the Beat generation. Also folk, and Hippie movements in the 1950s and 1960s
Good place to chill in Greenwich Village.
Great place to watch creative people do their stuff as the fall leaves go down.
Beautiful monumental area.
Great place to sit and view the city
Great for kids. Live music all the time and full of young people.
Most free vibes
In spring, sakura
People watch and listen to music.
Fun to relax and listen to a variety of musicians that perform here during the day.
Over 20k people were buried at this location in the early 1800s during the Yellow Fever Epidemic. Some bodies had to be moved when they were digging the foundation for The Washington Arch.
Great people watching. Fun street performances.
Sometimes touristy and sometimes peaceful.
Lots of musicians and entertainers in the evening
Best place in Manhattan to enjoy a beautiful day
Very chill spot...
Beautiful and pleasant park. It's right next nyu, so it's always filled with people, music and good energy.
Amazing view. Street performers. Seating space
One of my favorite places to people watch, read, and listen to the piano guy that comes on weekends to entertain.
Catch Colin playing piano on the east side of the park on Sunday's for great classical music.
Washington Square Park is so nice in the summer!
Best park in New York. Perfect for people watching and relaxing. You're a real New Yorker if you've been solicited in this park
Where else can you find Shakespeare in the park, a guy dancing on a skateboard, jazz bands, hip hop dancers?
On the east side, classical music played on a grand piano. On the west side, a jazz quartet. In between, a vibrant public space and beautiful place to pass time
Live music, people watching, When Harry Met Sally Arch
Not a day goes by that I don't see something interesting/hilarious in this park.
Come here with your favorite book and/or friends, sit under a tree, and when you're bored, people watch!
Great to stop and watch people. Enjoy afternoon or morning.
Scenic views, architecture, people watching
Nothing really special.
Love this park especially in the summer. I sat next to a live jazz band!!! That made my day!!!
A place to relax with the sounds of jazz, drums, people talking, water splashing... Or to get engaged admiring the sunset or the view of the Empire State Building under the Washington Arch
Great music performances on the weekends around 10pm.
Free music free relaxing
Great place to hang on a good weather day. Can read, picnic, study, relax, sun bathe or people watch.
One of the most interesting places for people watching in New York.
Love playing chess in the southwest corner of the park. Beware to lose against the guys holding court there.
NYU students shouldn't walk under the arc until they graduate.
NYU's campus! Such an amazing fixture in the New York University college experience.
YAY! for AT&T wifi. All the yoga practitioners and socializing means really fast connection speed.
If you're looking for peace and quiet, avoid this park in the summer - way too many performances for tourists
My favorite park in NYC!
My favorite park in NYC. Make sure to hunker down for classic people watching
See and be seen
A lot of friendly people and lots of activities. Not a huge crowded park which makes it rather enjoyable
No hammocks allowed! Nice to sprawl on the grass. Bring a blanket, ground is wet!
Music, artists, and happy people chilling barefoot.