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Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, at the southern end of Fifth Avenue, Washington Square Park is one of New York's most beautiful. The relatively small park is surrounded by many red brick townhouses and other buildings mostly owned by New York University (NYU) and is thus filled with students during the day, especially around the large central fountain. The old townhouses surrounding the park, along with the trees in the square, make this part of New York reminiscent of London. At the northern end of the park is a beautiful Neoclassical memorial arch, built in 1892 to commemorate George Washington's hundredth anniversary as president (the anniversary was in 1889). The arch was designed by Stanford White, who modelled it after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, albeit much smaller. A project to repave and beautify the park has been ongoing for a couple of years, and as of Oct 2009, large sections of the park were still closed.
Address: Greenwich Village: Washington Sq Park @ W 4th St
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