Tompkins Square Park

Spots: Chinatown, East Village & L.E.S.

Photo by Emilio Cuilan

Flatground, conversation and an array of the city’s discarded junk floating through.

Tompkins has free Wifi, which you can access via the “attwifi” network.

Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: The courts are permitted for softball on some summer weekday evenings, and for street hockey on Sundays during warmer months. Otherwise, you can skate here all you want.

Location: East 9th Street and Avenue A in the East Village.