Washington Square Park

5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, United States
112 reviews

This is so New York! Enter at the famous Washington Square Arch, watch people at the fountain area and admire the surrounding buildings (mostly owned by NYU). There are play areas for children, dog runs, walking paths, picnic tables, a chess and scrabble area and plenty of memorial statues. This is a safe park in the heart of Greenwich Village ...

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  • 1
    0.17 mi

    Blue Note Jazz Club

    0.17 mi from Washington Square Park
    9 reviews

    One of my absolute favorite venues. This is a very intimate setting, great experience for any jazz artist. Here is the deal, you buy a ticket to a show but it is General admission seating. Get to the venue by 8pm for the late show (1030p) and you'll stand in line to get on to the list for seats, best ...

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  • 2
    0.17 mi

    Comedy Cellar

    0.17 mi from Washington Square Park
    6 reviews

    A lot of good acts by some well credited comics... pretty funny stuff. Plus the food was good. Would definitely go back.

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  • 3
    0.22 mi

    Le Poisson Rouge

    0.22 mi from Washington Square Park
    2 reviews

    I didn't go here for the bar, I went for the show in the Gallery (Yum's the Word, a brilliant, monthly storytelling show - they've got folks from the Moth, HBO and a whole bunch of other places). I really like the Gallery - it's intimate without being crowded, with a great little stage. The food was pretty decent as ...

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    0.08 mi

    Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

    0.08 mi from Washington Square Park
    1 review

    Owned by New York University, The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (commonly known as the Skirball Center) is a 860-seat theater located on the south of Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village. Opened in 2003, The Skirball Center is the largest performing arts facility south of 42nd Street. The building was designed by Kevin ...

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  • 5
    0.15 mi

    New York University Stern School of Business

    0.15 mi from Washington Square Park
    1 review

    i love new york university stern

  • 6
    0.18 mi

    Fat Black Pussycat

    0.18 mi from Washington Square Park
    1 review

    My favorite bar in college. The Fat Black is located in the West Village, one of the most famous party neighborhoods in New York. The Fat Black Pussycat's greatest attribute is the lounge in the back. There are many niches of velvet thrones and couches with chandeliers overhead. The music is extremely varied.

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    0.15 mi

    NYU Stern School of Business

    0.15 mi from Washington Square Park
    1 review
  • 8
    0.2 mi

    Wicked Willy's

    0.2 mi from Washington Square Park
    1 review

    Wicked Willy's is a classic dive bar located across from NYU. It attracts a college crowd in the late afternoon and early evening who come in to play beer pong and gets pretty rowdy late at night.

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  • 9
    0.81 mi

    Flatiron Building

    0.81 mi from Washington Square Park
    69 reviews

    The Flatiron is one of those iconic New York sites that always ends up in movies. This building is custom fit into the acute angle formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. While there's nothing really to do there, it does make for great photo ops.

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  • 10
    0.49 mi

    Union Square

    0.49 mi from Washington Square Park
    73 reviews

    Union Square is a great park that has a lively atmosphere. There's always people chilling here relaxing, and usually there's break dancers, bmx kids, and skaters practicing. It's a great place to people watch especially on a warm night.

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  • 11
    0.44 mi

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

    0.44 mi from Washington Square Park
    10 reviews

    Good coffee, free wifi, and delicious snacks all in the name of a good cause. Okay, so the free wifi is just for your benefit, but the sales of food, drink, and the many used books lining the walls go to benefit the Housing Works charity. I love it almost as much for NOT being Starbucks as for being itself. ...

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    0.49 mi

    Union Square Park

    0.49 mi from Washington Square Park
    6 reviews

    Union Square used to be a site of protests and political ferment, and is today more of tiny oasis for New Yorkers and NYU students. There's often some break dancing on the south end, and a great farmers' market three or four times a week on the north end. A relaxed square in which to pull up a bench, grab ...

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  • 13
    0.38 mi

    Strand Book Store

    0.38 mi from Washington Square Park
    38 reviews

    The Strand is one of the great bookstores of America. If you like non-electronic books, a visit to the Strand is a must.

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  • 14
    0.95 mi

    Croxley Ales

    0.95 mi from Washington Square Park
    2 reviews

    My go to spot to watch NFL football and the best buffalo wings in NYC! Awesome selection of craft beers! What's also great is they play all the games and get a lot of fans from our state rooting for their teams

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  • 15
    0.88 mi

    Tompkins Square Park

    0.88 mi from Washington Square Park
    9 reviews

    Living a block away from Tompkins Square Park makes this my favorite park in the City not just for it's proximity, but also for all that it has to offer. I've lived in the East Village for over a decade and I've seen the park transform from a shanty town to a first rate NYC Park. I can't count how ...

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  • 16
    0.48 mi

    Tom & Jerry's

    0.48 mi from Washington Square Park
    2 reviews

    A popular spot for my downtown coworkers, I've been to this location several times. If we're lucky we can snag the big table in the back, otherwise we cram ourselves at one of the tables. The bar itself is a bit divey, but I like that in a bar. The services has always been decent whenever I've been here, which ...

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  • 17
    0.79 mi

    The Highline

    0.79 mi from Washington Square Park
    4 reviews

    The High Line is a beautiful and unusual way to see NYC. It once was a New York Subway line that has been turned into a park and walking area complete with art installations and gardens. It's nice to see parts of the city from above the sidewalk too!

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  • 18
    0.42 mi

    Houston Hall

    0.42 mi from Washington Square Park
    2 reviews

    Huge Beer Hall in TriBeCa that gets its beers fromThe Greenport Brewery...who brews some of my favorite beers. Go Red, Blonde, Baltic, Soracha...they are all awesome. Full bar with cool cocktails and a number of wines by the glass. Great new spot....

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    0.85 mi


    0.85 mi from Washington Square Park
    9 reviews

    The downstairs is a nice place to grab a drink and upstairs is the perfect late night dancing spot! There is usually a pretty solid music selection too.

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  • 20
    0.43 mi

    McSorley's Old Ale House

    0.43 mi from Washington Square Park
    12 reviews

    This old traditional irish bar is a dive but in the best way. There's sawdust on the floors, surly bartenders and they have two options to drink, dark beer or light beer served by the pair.

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