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Washington Square Park

Park · Greenwich Village
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY 10012, United States
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    • Noon–8:00 PM
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    • Noon–9:00 PM

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    "My favorites are the guy on the grand piano and the jazz band."(11 Tips)
    Aleaf A.
    "Amazing street performers and you have a great view of the arc."(15 Tips)
    EchoDA
    "also NYU students"(12 Tips)
    Gabriel H.
    "Can read, picnic, study, relax, sun bathe or people watch."(58 Tips)
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  • Susan F.

    Never gets old

    Susan Fellner · 1 week ago
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  • Eric T.

    Love to people watch here. Always something going on ranging from groups of friends jamming together to artists creating chalk artwork on the ground

    Eric Tsai · 3 weeks ago
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  • Dylan P.

    Check out the historic arch which commemorates the centennial of George Washington's inauguration

    Dylan Perera · 3 weeks ago
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  • Andrew K.

    Great spot to sit and relax.

    Andrew Kettlewell · March 30
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  • Steve G.

    Please pick up your trash!

    Steve G · March 28
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  • Ariel S.

    Eclectic crowd. Always something fun to watch in the park. And lots of shade trees!!

    Ariel Seltzer · March 26
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  • Luc D.

    One of my favorite parks to walk through

    Luc Doan · March 25
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  • Eric S.

    Can't beat the common love music and amazing people watching this park offers.

    Eric Shine · March 25
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  • Rebecca M.

    My favorite park in the city

    Rebecca Mazza · March 17
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  • Valvetta M.

    The one of the most beautiful park of the USA.It is very attractive park for the tourist.

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  • Fran

    One of the reasons to love New York.

    Fran · March 14
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  • Theresa R.

    Always something going on (the good kind)

    Theresa Roldan · March 7
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  • stomp m.

    The beautiful park everyone comes this park and enjoy the moment of your family.

    stomp models · March 1
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  • Isaac V.

    Very crowded; good music!

    Isaac V. · February 22
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  • Steph K.

    People watching galore

    Steph Katrina · February 21
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  • Hind B.

    Nice for show and quite

    Hind Bugshan · February 21
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  • Mayor M.

    Walk through here every day. Great for a little sky, giant bubbles, and fancy roller-bladers.

    Mayor Mogul · February 16
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  • Huaisi C.

    Interesting place to hang around all over the year. Located between NYU and New School, always full of crowd, instrumentalists.

    Huaisi Cen · February 12
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  • Dmtiry R.

    This is where you could find amazing street performers.

    Dmtiry Romantsov · February 10
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  • Erin M.

    People congregating. Life.

    Erin McLaughlin · February 2
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  • Roman T.

    Favorite place to hangout!

    Roman Temkin · February 1
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  • Brian M.

    The dog run will entertain for ages

    Brian Marron · January 28
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  • Jackson I.

    Gorgeous any time of year, but summer has too many people to fully enjoy.

    Jackson Isaacson · January 28
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  • Cameron B.

    Great for people watching.

    Cameron Borriello · January 27
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  • Ethan K.

    It's a very good place!

    Ethan Kwassman · January 27
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  • Karissa D.

    Fountaiiiiiin!

    Karissa Durler · January 14
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  • Untapped Cities

    Though Bowie lived at 285 Lafayette Street, where tributes and memorials have been going up, he had reportedly said that his favorite place in New York City was Washington Square Park. Read more

    Untapped Cities · January 11
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  • John B.

    Always a beautiful place to visit during Christmas 🎄 😉

    John Babalis · January 5
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  • Tom W.

    I was in the jump guys show once

    Tom Wang · January 5
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  • Carl G.

    Beautiful triumphal arch and fountain.

    Carl Griffin · December 25, 2015
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  • Neil M.

    the best place to get a view on NYC. better than going to the Empire State Building.

    Neil Mathew · December 17, 2015
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  • Renae M.

    There's always something interesting going on Washington Square Park. Great for people watching.

    Renae Mason · December 17, 2015
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  • Earl Y.

    Great entertainment and it's free

    Earl Young · December 8, 2015
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  • Jennifer

    Washington Square Arch frames the 45 foot tree, backed by an uninterrupted view up Fifth Avenue with the Empire State Building in the distance. Stop by on Christmas Eve night for public caroling.

    Jennifer · December 6, 2015
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  • Ab

    Georgeous and green and lovely at night. Hella romantic spot

    Ab · November 25, 2015
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  • Adam

    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

    Adam · November 16, 2015
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  • Arnaud R.

    Good place to chill in Greenwich Village.

    Arnaud Réauté · November 15, 2015
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  • Olga G.

    Great place to watch creative people do their stuff as the fall leaves go down.

    Olga Gonzalez · November 15, 2015
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  • James

    Beautiful monumental area.

    James · November 12, 2015
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  • Jason

    Great place to sit and view the city

    Jason · November 8, 2015
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  • Alejandro B.

    Great for kids. Live music all the time and full of young people.

    Alejandro Burato · November 8, 2015
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  • Arseny A.

    Most free vibes

    Arseny Aristov · November 3, 2015
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  • Yoonhye K.

    In spring, sakura

    Yoonhye Kim · November 2, 2015
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  • Henry B.

    People watch and listen to music.

    Henry Bevan · October 17, 2015
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  • Matt F.

    Fun to relax and listen to a variety of musicians that perform here during the day.

    Matt Folger · October 14, 2015
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  • Andrew F.

    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.

    Andrew Furman · October 12, 2015
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  • Melani M.

    Great people watching. Fun street performances.

    Melani Morales · October 6, 2015
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  • Devonta

    Sometimes touristy and sometimes peaceful.

    Devonta · September 29, 2015
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  • Diego F.

    Lots of musicians and entertainers in the evening

    Diego F · September 24, 2015
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