Washington Square Park
Thursday, 2nd June 2005 by Alex Turnbull
One of more than 1,700 parks in New York City, Washington Square Park is probably one of the best known (after Central Park obviously). In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguracy as president, a large plaster and wood Memorial Arch was erected at the northern entrance to the park. The plaster and wood arch was replaced in 1892 with a marble arch designed by Stanford White, which you can see here in our thumbnail image thanks to the helpful shadow You can also see the park’s fountain where public performances often occur.
Also, this is one of the parks with all the outdoor chess tables. Cool, although apparently it’s 3 bucks a game!