Not much to see, but a nice park nonetheless and historically significant for its long reputation of political demonstrations and radical thought

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East Village Gangster and Crime Private Walking Tour

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... crimes ever committed, and visit Tompkins Square Park, where a tragic boat fire changed the face of this neighborhood.

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...pace activism. Visit NYC landmarks like Tompkins Square Park and the Christodora House and discover the roles they playe...

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Tompkins Square Park, New York

Not much to see, but a nice park nonetheless and historically significant for its long reputation of political demonstrations and radical thought.

Not much to see, but a nice park nonetheless and historically significant for its long reputation of political demonstrations and radical thought. The Grateful Dead played their first East Coast show here in 1967, and the first Hare Krishna gathering outside of India took place here in 1965.


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About Tompkins Square Park

 btwn 7th St., 10th St., Avenue A, and Avenue B

 +1 212-387-768

 www.nycgovparks.org

Tompkins Square Park and Nearby Sights on Map

Ottendorfer Library

The oldest continuously existing free lending library in New York, it was originally designed in 1884 as a 'Deutsches Bibliothek' when this neighborhood was part of Kleindeutschland (Little Germany) and now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library

Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

Another good spot to people-watch

New Museum

Building designed by award winning Japanese office SANAA

Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum

Museum telling the story of Greek Jews located inside the only Romaniote (Greek-speaking) synagogue in the Western Hemisphere

Union Square

The most important site is the square itself, which was revamped in 2002 to provide more space for outdoor events and less space for napping homeless people (an earlier version of the square appeared in the film ''The Conversation'')

Washington Square Park

The park and the famous arch is located in the heart of the Village

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

A designated National Historic Site, Roosevelt lived at this site from his birth in 1858 until the age of 14 years

Metropolitan Life Insurance Building

A lovely building with a tall clock tower just across Madison Ave from Madison Square Park