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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods from...
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.
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Union Square is a great Place!

This place is like a big village, very hip, vibrant and full of energy, especially in the summer evenings! Most subway lines go to Union Square so it's very accessible by public... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place is like a big village, very hip, vibrant and full of energy, especially in the summer evenings! Most subway lines go to Union Square so it's very accessible by public transportation - just check the MTA website for what trains to take. The Square is surrounded by clothing stores, groceries, restaurants, bars and cafes . There's an area... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not much of a square but the farmers' market was very good, plenty of organic food, good quality too. it only happened every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My son did not want to leave this playground. Even promises of ice cream, swimming pool and pizza did not sway him. He climbed up and slid down the shiny hill/ball/thingy about a hundred times and even drenched in sweat he did not want to leave. I enjoyed the fact that there was a restroom specific for the children's playground.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

OK park to walk through but I would not stop. Too many people and homeless folks filling it up. I would not walk through it the next time I came upon it and simply walk around the edges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I bought some food from Wholes Food Mart nearby and had a lovely take away lunch at Union Square. I sat under the shades, there was a free concert when I was there.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

New York nicer side. Wonderfull people watching park inthe center of the city. Bring your dog too...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went in the night. The day was dark and cloudy. It is in Manhattan and is an important historic location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

definitely a must visit if in new york. a wide variety of shops for shopping and a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I used to travel to NYC on business often and with limited time off, I headed to Union Square, as there were all the shops and stores I needed, such as Wholefoods and Barnes & Noble, for instance. Or just see how people play chess... I love the Farmer's Market and the local produce available then. Strand bookstore is nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you had been to a park in NYC, they all look the same. Benches to sit and watch the world go by. This one's safe as it ain't hidden nor secluded.

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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