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Washington Square Park

 Great Trees

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English ElmNorthwest cornerThe English elm at the northwest corner of Washington Square, also known as "Hangman's Elm," is one of the oldest trees on Manhattan Island. According to legend, traitors were hung from the branches of the tree during the American Revolution. Historical records suggest that it is more than 300 years old.More Details

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