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Washington Square Park
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Washington Square Park

Washington Square is an urban park located in Manhattan in New York City. Because of its proximity to New York University and its location in Greenwich Village, the park is typically inhabited by a variety of bohemian, intellectual, and non-traditional people.

Built-in chess tables incourage outdoor playing along with throngs of watchers.

Washington Square is a major landmark in lower Manhattan, and a popular meeting place. Various statues and monuments are displayed in the park; in addition to the obvious monument to George Washington there is a prominent statue of Garibaldi.

Little of the park is actually used for plantings and is paved. The two prominent feature are Washington's Arch and the fountain.