A park in New York City's East Village. Has great trees, lots of annoying dirt kids, bums, aggressive squirrels and a rowdy dog run.
The park is bordered by Avenue A, Avenue B, 7th Street and 10th Street. Less than half a mile (.7 km) east of Cooper Union & Astor Square, three long blocks down St. Mark's Place.
Accounting for Manhattan North, Tompkins Square is the eastern-most park in Manhattan that does not face the East River. In a non-Manhattan centered universe, Tompkins Square is actually west of Central Park.
The fountain-statue between the entrances at St. Marks Place and 9th street is the site of countless student films. The temple-like stone gazebo has two levels of words on its four directional faces (top/bottom):