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Washington Square Park

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Time Out
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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The hippies who famously turned up and tuned out in Washington Square Park are still there in spirit, and indeed often in person. In warmer months the park—which was once a potter’s field—is one of the best people-watching spots in the city, humming with musicians and street artists, while skateboarders clatter near the base of the iconic 1895 Washington Arch (a modest replica of Paris’s Arc de Triomphe). Plus, kids can splash in the area's fountain on sweltering days.

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Address:
W 4th St to Waverly Pl between MacDougal St and University Pl
New York
10012
Transport:
Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; N, R to 8th St–NYU
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