The Most Amusing Park
Tompkins Square Park5
Why locals love it
Once a haven for eccentrics and the homeless, gentrification has turned the park into a place for young families, students, and seniors. The park has many amenities, including a playground and dog-run, and hosts cultural events throughout the year.
Why you should visit it
The park attracts people from all walks of life, capturing the ethnic and cultural diversity of New York City. Sometimes, you can still feel the edgy, gritty New York of the 1980s. There are benches throughout so there is never a struggle to find a seat...sit back and enjoy the scenery.
The Greenmarket comes to this park on Sundays, year-round, from 9am-6pm.