- Type: Picnics, Parks & Gardens
NileGuide Expert Says:
Check out the park's famous Dog Run, or bring your laptop and take advantage of its free Wi-Fi access.
- This 16-acre 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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