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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #142 of 859 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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259 reviews 259 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
87 helpful votes 87 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
86 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were cutting through this park and sat for a while watching a father and daughter having a catch. Good people watching. The neighborhood offers many shops and restaurants, near Greenwich Village.

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Husband and I arrived past 8pm when the lawn closed, so we weren't sure if this is where the chess games are held, but there were still plenty of people sitting on park benches and still more gathered to watch the street performers. While we typically donate if they are entertaining, prepare to pay or be "guilted and publicly shamed"... More

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