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If you're lucky and he's there when you are, you'll be able to listen to a guy in the middle of the park playing a grand piano that he wheeled in to busk with!
The bros in the park are chill, unless you beat them at a chess match. #DontBlowIt
A beautiful park and a must see for any visitor. It's perfect when you just want to sit on a bench and read a book or do some people watching. On nice days you can find all sorts of live music too.
Avoid the homeless man offering you crack cocaine.
One of the most iconic parks in NYC and one of it’s most notorious. Currently going through a massive renovation, but that hasn’t kept the people away!
Girls happened here. Marnie, Shoshanna, and Ray discussed Jessa's flakiness and Shosh ran into a "vintage" rollerblading classmate.
If you say his name three times, Allen Ginsberg appears.
Catch a cool mist off the fountain on a hot day.
come early in the morning. it's magically calm and almost tranquil as if you were not even in NY at all
walk in the rain
Farmland for Dutch colonists, a cemetery by the 1810s, a posh precinct when the arch arrived in 1889, and a counterculture hangout in the ‘60s, it’s now NYU’s hub. - Green Guide Editor
At one point or another throughout your time at New York University, you have likely taken a walk through Washington Square Park. Make sure to stop by at least one more time before you graduate!
Nyu may not have a campus, but we have wsp. All's good.
If you're a visitor, take a picture of that arch. It's a famous arch. It stars in so many movies.
Come out and see sand paintings by arch on Saturdays. Occasional wednesday or Fridays as well
I once saw a woman chalk a note to the famous pigeon man on the ground where he always sits. The note said "Dear sir ... I think you're lovely."
Awesome park and celebrity magnet!
Washington Square is and always will be the epicenter of the most dynamic area of Manhattan.
The Park's fountain area has long been one of the city's popular spots for residents and tourists.
Come out during the summer and take a nice swim in the fountain! Take a shower afterwards though. That water doesn't look too great.
One of the best spots in NYC. The vibe here is unlike anywhere else. The arch is a wonder to behold, especially when it is lit up at night.
Lovely for after-work quick dates. Sit in the park during warm months and enjoy the waterfall. Brick oven pizza/restaurant right down the block and Rare restaurant too.
Go to Washington Square Park today and enjoy the surroundings. The sun is warm and because it's a holiday, the mood is serene. Great for dogs, too!
Look out for "Crazy Piano Guy" Colin Huggins. His piano ain't a public one though, be aware! It's his own and he lugs it every day from a storage unit. Dedication. Talented guy.
Shade to go (W3rd & Sullivan) + Wash Sq. Park + Warm breeze == Perfect afternoon... PERFECT I TELL YOU!!!
Check (mate) this spot out. It’s one of the most famous places to play chess in the city!
That fountain sure can't cool you off as much as a dip in the Atlantic will! Check out Coney Island for your summer staycation!
cool spot for people watching
Catch a performance by 'The Crazy Piano Guy' under the archway and try to figure out how he gets a grand piano in and out of the park.
Watch out for the angry midget who yells at NYU students crossing the street!
Sit and rest by the fountain. If you're daring, take your shoes off and jump INTO the fountain.
On a hot day you can either sit on the grass or jump into the fountain. Like most times, the latter is better.
Stop by the Wine & Liquor store on Broadway and Astor and pick up quarter bottles of wine for 1.99/bottle. Mix with diet coke for a sweet little midweek lunch break.
Coming here is like going to a party you're always welcomed, little matters and no one cares.
One of the best places to people watch in the city.
There's always something amazing & cool happening. From street performers, to musicians, to mini-festivals; you’ll find something worth photographing here.
Dan and Vanessa currently go to NYU, so why not make a stop at the favorite hangout of many NYU students?
Homeless man sings covers of some fantastic indie tunes- well done sir!
- people watching is my favorite hobby.
The baby grand piano player funded his piano using @Kickstarter!
pour chillaxer un peu :)
C'è una statua di Giuseppe Garibaldi, detto l'eroe dei due mondi. Abraham Lincoln offrì a Garibaldi la guida nell'esercito dell' Unione all'inizio della guerra di secessione americana, ma lui rifiutò.