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10 secrets of Washington Square Park

By Washington Square Park Conservancy, Wed, August 1, 2018

Photo via Wiki Commons

With 12 million visits a year from tourists and residents alike, Washington Square Park has plenty of things to see and do. And Parkies worth their salt know the basics: it was once a potter’s field where the indigent were buried, and a roadbed carried vehicles through the Park for almost 100 years. But the Park holds some secrets even the most knowledgeable Washington Square denizen might not know, like its connection to freed slaves in NYC and the fact that it was the first place the telegraph was publicly used.

Read on to discover if you’re a Park newbie or a Park expert

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