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The Hanging Tree, Washington Square Park

The Hanging Tree, Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

This big tree on the northwest corner of Washington Square Park is purportedly "the Hanging Tree" from which nogoodnicks were strung up back in the 1820's. Now, people play Scrabble underneath it, alongside a cart from Otto's on 8th Street selling ridiculously overpriced gellato (five bucks a serving???)

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