Tompkins Square Park
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels
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Time Out says
Tue May 8 2012
What was once a hotbed of crime and drugs has transformed in the past decade into the crown jewel of the East Village. The 10.5-acre green space underwent a $2.1 million renovation in the ’90s, and the result is a cleaner, greener park—and one that's especially dog-friendly, with fenced-off areas for pooches big and small, and three bone-shaped doggy swimming pools. The park also contains several monuments, including an elm tree that serves as a memorial to Hare Krishnas.
Tompkins Square Park Ave A
What's on at Tompkins Square Park
Circuses & magic, Things to Do, Performance & entertainment, Theater & performing arts
The award-winning troupe Circus Amok presents free performances in parks and green spaces throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx all month long, entertaining families with a dynamic, live show. All ages.
Things to Do
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The Village Halloween Parade is fun and all, but does it have a plethora of puppies in adorable outfits? For that, head to the East Village for this annual dog parade. The getups are remarkably elaborate and conceptual, and enterprising families stand...