Tompkins Square Park 2.0 rating

  Nature and Parks

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.



About Tompkins Square Park

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

 Nearest Transit: 1st Ave-14th St (Lines: L)

 +1 212-387-768

Tompkins Square Park and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building(1.8 km)
The Flatiron Building is another of New York’s architectural landmarks, a wedge-shaped 22-storey Beaux-Arts building at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building(2.5 km)
The Empire State Building is Manhattan’s best known landmark and stands as a testament to the American spirit.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge(2.5 km)
From its intersection with Park Row (just east of City Hall) you can walk (takes about 20-30 minutes each way), bike, or drive across the historic and iconic bridge to Brooklyn.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Building

Metropolitan Life Insurance Building(1.7 km)
A lovely building with a tall clock tower just across Madison Ave from Madison Square Park.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace(1.6 km)
A designated National Historic Site, Roosevelt lived at this site from his birth in 1858 until the age of 14 years.

Union Square

Union Square(1.3 km)
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'').

Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park(1.8 km)
A lovely small park which offers beautiful views of the Flatiron, Metropolitan Life Insurance, International Toy Center, and Empire State Buildings.

United Nations Headquarters

United Nations Headquarters(2.9 km)
The UN HQ sits on an 18-acre site between 42nd and 48th Streets, and between First Avenue and the East River.

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