Statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi
MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village
Hangman's Elm
453–461 Sixth Avenue in the Historic District
Washington Square, in the New York Public Library collection
The intersection of West 4th and West 12th Streets
Washington Square Arch
Street signs at intersection of West 10th and West 4th Streets
Washington Arch, circa 1893 by Childe Hassam
Map of old Greenwich Village. A section of Bernard Ratzer's map of New York and its suburbs, made ca. 1766 for Henry Moore, royal governor of New York, when Greenwich was more than 2 miles (3 km) from the city.
Close-up of the Washington Square Arch
Gay Street at the corner of Waverly Place; the street's name refers to a colonial family, not the LGBT character of Greenwich Village
The central fountain, with the Philip Johnson-designed Bobst Library on the right
Whitney Museum of American Art's original location, at 8–12 West 8th Street, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street; currently home to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
Visitors wading in the fountain
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Greenwich Village.
Chess players in the southwest corner of the park
The annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is the world's largest Halloween parade.
The Stonewall Inn, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement.
Blue Note Jazz Club
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of Greenwich Village and nearby New York University
396-397 West Street at West 10th Street is a former hotel which dates from 1904, and is part of the Weehawken Street Historic District
Washington Mews in Greenwich Village; an NYU building can be seen in the background
Christopher Park, part of the Stonewall National Monument
NYPD 6th Precinct
West Village Post Office
Jefferson Market Library, once a courthouse, now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library.
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90 Bedford Street, used for establishing shot in Friends

Washington Square Park is a 9.75 acre public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City.

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Greenwich Village contains Washington Square Park, as well as two of New York City's private colleges, New York University (NYU) and The New School.

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New York University

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Private research university in New York City.

Private research university in New York City.

Albert Gallatin (1761–1849) by Gilbert Stuart
NYU Building in Washington Square, 1850
The University Heights campus, now home to Bronx Community College
Washington Square Park, with its gateway arch, is surrounded largely by NYU buildings and plays an integral role in the university's campus life.
Bobst Library
Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology on the Brooklyn campus
NYU Langone Health
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Shanghai
Washington Square Village, home to NYU faculty and graduate students
A bus system transports students to and from the far ends of campus.
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The university moved in 1833 and has maintained its main campus in Greenwich Village surrounding Washington Square Park.

Waverly Place as the northern boundary of Washington Square Park

Waverly Place

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Waverly Place as the northern boundary of Washington Square Park

Waverly Place is a narrow street in the Greenwich Village section of the New York City borough of Manhattan, that runs from Bank Street to Broadway.

The two blocks which form the northern border of Washington Square Park – from MacDougal Street to Fifth Avenue, and from Fifth Avenue to University Place – are called Washington Square North.

Lower Manhattan

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Southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in New York City, which is the most populated city in the United States with over 8.8 million residents as of the 2020 census.

Southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in New York City, which is the most populated city in the United States with over 8.8 million residents as of the 2020 census.

The pre-9/11 Lower Manhattan skyline in May 2001, seen from the Empire State Building. The skyline was dominated by The Twin Towers.
New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York".
The Cooper Union at Astor Place, where Abraham Lincoln gave his famed Cooper Union speech, is one of the area's most storied buildings.
Photo of Lower Manhattan pictured in 1931
Peter Stuyvesant
View of New York harbor, ca. 1770
Norman Friend. Sidney's Map Twelve Miles Around New York, 1849. Chromo lithograph, Brooklyn Museum
View from the Woolworth Building in 1913
View from an airplane in 1981
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement.
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the original World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Picture of Lower Manhattan skyline, including the One World Trade Center; taken from Little Island at Pier 55 in November 2021
Chinatown is home to the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.
The park and surrounding neighborhood of Union Square, located between 14th and 17th Streets, may be considered a part of either Lower or Midtown Manhattan.
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
New York City Hall in Lower Manhattan's Civic Center neighborhood
Chinatown is home to the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.

North of Canal Street and south of 14th Street are the neighborhoods of SoHo, the Meatpacking District, the West Village, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Nolita, and the East Village.

During the mid 1600s, farms of free blacks covered 130 acres where Washington Square Park later developed.

The south face of the arch

Washington Square Arch

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The south face of the arch
The north face of the Washington Square Arch
South face of the Washington Arch at night
George Washington as Commander-in-Chief (1914–1916) by Hermon A. MacNeil
George Washington as President (1917–1918) by Alexander Stirling Calder

The Washington Square Arch, officially the Washington Arch, is a marble memorial arch in Washington Square Park, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City.

West 4th Street at Jane Street

4th Street (Manhattan)

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Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

West 4th Street at Jane Street
Due to the layout of streets in Greenwich Village, West 4th Street, running south to north, intersects West 12th Street, which runs west to east

It continues west until the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where West 4th Street turns north and confusingly intersects with West 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Streets in Greenwich Village.

The section of four short blocks from MacDougal Street to University Place which forms the southern border of Washington Square Park is called Washington Square South.

Land of the Blacks (Manhattan)

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Village settled by people of African descent north of the wall of New Amsterdam from about 1643 to 1716.

Village settled by people of African descent north of the wall of New Amsterdam from about 1643 to 1716.

There were about 30 African-owned farms over about 130 acres centered in the modern neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo, including all of the area surrounding Washington Square Park.

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Beat Generation

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Literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.

Literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A section devoted to the beat generation at a bookstore in Stockholm, Sweden

Beat writers and artists flocked to Greenwich Village in New York City in the late 1950s because of low rent and the "small town" element of the scene.

Folksongs, readings and discussions often took place in Washington Square Park.

Theatrical release poster

I Am Legend (film)

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2007 American post-apocalyptic action thriller film loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson.

2007 American post-apocalyptic action thriller film loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson.

Theatrical release poster
Washington Square on October 31, 2006: The area is being cleaned up before an evening shoot of the movie. In the background is the house where Will Smith's character lives.
The Brooklyn Bridge, where a $5-million scene was filmed
Marcy Avenue Armory

At night, he barricades himself with Sam inside his heavily fortified Washington Square Park home to hide from the Darkseekers.

The Marcy Avenue Armory in Williamsburg was used for the interior of Neville's home, while Greenwich Village was used for the exterior.

Holly in 1957

Buddy Holly

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American singer and songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.

American singer and songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.

Holly in 1957
Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 (top to bottom: Allison, Holly and Mauldin)
Signpost near the Clear Lake crash site
Monument at crash site in 2003
Monument in front of Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa
Holly's headstone in the City of Lubbock Cemetery
The Buddy Holly Center, a museum in Lubbock, Texas

Holly and Santiago settled in Apartment 4H of the Brevoort Apartments, at 11 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, where he recorded a series of acoustic songs, including "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" and "What to Do".

Jennings stayed at Holly's apartment by Washington Square Park on the days prior to a meeting scheduled at the headquarters of the General Artists Corporation, which organized the tour.