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Tompkins Square Park, New York

Tompkins Square Park - New York, New York
Tompkins Square Park
500 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009Map
+1 212 639 9675(City Park Council)
Neighborhood: East Village

This 16-acre (6.5-hectare) park served as a military parade ground at the beginning of the 19th Century. Today, it is an integral part of the East Village's daily life. In 1988, riots occurred in Tompkins Square Park as a result of attempts to clear it of homeless people and empty nearby buildings of squatters. Shades of its past remain, but it is now predominantly a peaceful place, where people come to play basketball, rollerblade, sit on the grass, or just take a walk.

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Tompkins Square Park General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Activities
  • Nearest Train: First Avenue
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