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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #140 of 858 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods from local farmers. It also has several playgrounds, a lively holiday market,... more » Owner description: Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods from local farmers. It also has several playgrounds, a lively holiday market, and benches where you can watch a slice of New York go by. « less
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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Union Square was the surprise of my trip to New York. Interesting things are always happening, so you can go there either solo or with a group of friends and enjoy the sights and sounds. People from all over the world, and all different classes are there at one point of the day. The park is also pet-friendly with a... More

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Brooksville, Florida, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The best part of this experience was sitting in Union Square park and watching the people from all parts of the world, hearing bits of foreign languages, Hare Krishnas dancing and chanting...they seemed to be very peaceful and oblivious. There was also an awesome Whole Foods across the street. There are some nice retail shops around this square, if you... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice unexpected little park area. Very relaxed atmosphere. There's a playground for kids and one for dogs. Not sure what that says about our species ;). Squirrels everywhere. People working, reading or just hanging out. Very nice.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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72 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very vibrant area with great shopping. restaurants, and stores. Must go on the weekend when they have the green market.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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122 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stumbled upon this square one evening right as the vendors were closing up their tents. My son did play a chess player for the first time and really enjoyed his experience. Never made it here during the day, probably a better experience at that time.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice park that gives the feeling that you are almost not in the city. Great flowers and open spaces. Local restaurants close by, that give a sense of what a new yorker would feel like.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you are in the area of the Flatiron Building then take the time to walk the few extra blocks to Union Square and enjoy this well maintained park. Enjoy the blooms in spring, the sunshine, watch the squirrels game of chase or find a chair and enjoy the world go by.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Have been to Union Square a number of times and each time there is something new to see. It's a very popular place to shop and browse. Many cart vendors and locals. Great restaurants near by. Worth a visit while in NYC.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

With it's park, local market and shops Union Square has a real community feel to it. It's my favourite part of NY as it's less touristy and you can while away a few hours feeling like a native New Yorker.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We walked through Union Square park on a day when the market was in session. It seemed like a popular place for locals to come shop and hangout.

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