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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–9:00 PM
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    • Noon–8:00 PM
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    • Noon–9:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–9:00 PM

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    "My favorites are the guy on the grand piano and the jazz band."(11 Tips)
    EchoDA
    "also NYU students"(12 Tips)
    Aleaf A.
    "Amazing street performers and you have a great view of the arc."(14 Tips)
    Gabriel H.
    "Can read, picnic, study, relax, sun bathe or people watch."(55 Tips)
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  • Dmtiry R.

    This is where you could find amazing street performers.

    Dmtiry Romantsov · 4 hours ago
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  • Erin M.

    People congregating. Life.

    Erin McLaughlin · 1 week ago
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  • Roman T.

    Favorite place to hangout!

    Roman Temkin · 1 week ago
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  • Brian M.

    The dog run will entertain for ages

    Brian Marron · 1 week ago
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  • Jackson I.

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

    Jackson Isaacson · 1 week ago
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  • Cameron B.

    Great for people watching.

    Cameron Borriello · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ethan K.

    It's a very good place!

    Ethan Kwassman · 2 weeks ago
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  • Karissa D.

    Fountaiiiiiin!

    Karissa Durler · 3 weeks ago
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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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  • AGVSM

    ourists, the weed park, an old school venue for homeless and high comedians, a safely tucked away playground.

    AGVSM · December 28, 2015
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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 Fernández · September 24, 2015
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  • Nick C.

    Best place in Manhattan to enjoy a beautiful day

    Nick Cohen · September 23, 2015
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  • Kevin T.

    Very chill spot...

    Kevin Taylor · September 14, 2015
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  • Marina B.

    Beautiful and pleasant park. It's right next nyu, so it's always filled with people, music and good energy.

    Marina Burity · September 13, 2015
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  • Foursquare Insiders

    "Frozen in time, Washington Square is full of strumming guitars and gentle 60’s people, including me. If you see me walking my dog (Foxylady) come say hi. " - Simon Doonan Read more

    Foursquare Insiders · September 11, 2015
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  • Rodrigo A.

    Amazing view. Street performers. Seating space

    Rodrigo Artavia · September 7, 2015
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  • Caroline D.

    One of my favorite places to people watch, read, and listen to the piano guy that comes on weekends to entertain.

    Caroline Deng · September 3, 2015
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  • Greg M.

    Catch Colin playing piano on the east side of the park on Sunday's for great classical music.

    Greg Maughan · September 1, 2015
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  • Fernando F.

    Washington Square Park is so nice in the summer!

    Fernando Figueroa · August 30, 2015
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  • JP P.

    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

    JP Park · August 27, 2015
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  • Sunny C.

    Where else can you find Shakespeare in the park, a guy dancing on a skateboard, jazz bands, hip hop dancers?

    Sunny Chen · August 24, 2015
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  • Alex H.

    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

    Alex Hennessey · August 23, 2015
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  • Jennifer G.

    Live music, people watching, When Harry Met Sally Arch

    Jennifer Griola · August 22, 2015
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  • LeAnna C.

    Not a day goes by that I don't see something interesting/hilarious in this park.

    LeAnna Christiansen · August 22, 2015
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  • Anat

    Come here with your favorite book and/or friends, sit under a tree, and when you're bored, people watch!

    Anat · August 21, 2015
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  • Luciana S.

    Great to stop and watch people. Enjoy afternoon or morning.

    Luciana Stearns · August 18, 2015
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  • Hannah D.

    Scenic views, architecture, people watching

    Hannah Duke · August 16, 2015
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  • K

    Nothing really special.

    K · August 15, 2015
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  • Jeeleighanne D.

    Love this park especially in the summer. I sat next to a live jazz band!!! That made my day!!!

    Jeeleighanne Duboius · August 14, 2015
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