Washington Square Park

A 9.75-acre public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, Washington Square Park is a beautiful and historical public space in NYC. One of the best known of New York City’s 1,900 public parks, it is a landmark as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity. The Park is an open space, dominated by the Washington Square Arch at the northern gateway to the park.. The Park’s fountain area has long been one of the city’s popular spots for residents and tourists. Most of the buildings surrounding the park now belong to New York University, but many have at one time served as homes and studios for artists. Some of the buildings have been built by NYU while others have been converted from their former uses into academic and residential buildings. (wiki)