5. Tompkins Square Park Is the Closest Near-Perfect Square Park

As we highlighted in another post, New York City has an odd tendency to refer to public spaces of all shapes and sizes as “square.” Have you ever paid a visit to Madison Square Garden or Foley Square? If so, you might have already taken notice of their distinctive shape (hint: very not-square-like). Tompkins Square Park is the closest to a near-perfect (and not rectangular) square when viewed from an aerial perspective.