I really love the architectural variety in New York City. Some of the structures are elaborate, adorned with great detail, and others are more austere and minimalist. This was taken from the park, but I'm not sure which buildings these are. Washington Square Park is one of the more famous of the city's 1,900 public parks, at a comfortable ten acres. It occupies some pricey property, however, as it's situated in Greenwich Village. Its most famous feature, the Washington Arch, dates to 1892. The fountain is also a popular spot, with locals and tourists alike. I was here to visit NYU, as most of the adjacent structures are now affiliated with the university. There are also some statues and monuments to various figures, such as Washington and Giuseppe Garibaldi. It was originally acquired by the city as a public burial ground, but the cemetery was closed in 1825. The remains of more than 20,000 people still lie under Washington Square, however. The area was made into a public park in 1850, and it was granted to the Department of Parks.