The Hangman's Elm

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In the northwest corner of Washington Square Park stands the Hangman's Elm, the oldest living tree in Manhattan.

Often referred to as the "Hanging Tree", it is 110 ft tall and over 330 years old. The tree served as gallows for a number of hangings including those of traitors during the Revolutionary War. Newgate State Prison, once just around the corner, also brought inmates here for their executions.

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