Washington Square Arch

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Type of Place: Landmarks

Description:
It's not exactly the Arc di Triomphe, but it is the closest thing you'll find in New York City.
Nearly $3 million dollars was spent renovating the Washington Square Arch, restoring it to its original glory. And the city isn't done yet. It plans to spend another $3.5 million renovating the entire park, which could use a facelift.

The arch itself, a tribute to George Washington, is engraved with a quote by the nation's first president from the Constitutional Convention of 1787. It reads, "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God."



Washington Square Arch
West 4th Street and MacDougal
New York, NY 10012
311
http://gis.nyc.gov/parks/lc/NYCParkSearch.do
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