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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #131 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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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Love Union Square. The Farmer's Market was going strong when we were there and it was so much fun to just browse and look at all the lovely produce and flowers. The Strand Bookstore is a must if you are in this area as it is one of a kind. Lots to see and do. Fabulous people watching.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Union Square Hosts a whole lot of activities but none is so wonderful as the Farmers Market Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the Big Market on Saturday. Get there early, anytime after 9 am much later and walking through the market is a chore. Great photography opportunities anytime of the year but in September all the Fall vegetable are coming out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Interesting street performers, unique green market, nice playground for kids, plenty of seating spots to watch squirrels. But there is one stinky spot at the dog playground.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It may be crowded and a bit noisy, but Union Square Park is a wonderful plaice to hang out if you want to chill or do some serious market shopping. Both the GreenMarket and Holiday Shopping Markets are just wonderful and you can find more than a few bargains if you try. Union Square Park is also open to quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Strand bookstore - off union square - absolutely an attraction in NYC of the first order - old and new books, as well as items that book lovers will love - their retailing techniques are terrific too - they'll tell you if you can get it cheaper as an ebook! its display is tantalising and for a book lover it... More

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent our last day in NYC unwinding at Union Square and it was very relaxing - a nice change from staying at Times Square. The markets were a nice stroll and the surrounding restaurants & cafes were fun for people watching.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Again I must mention here, the use of metro and coming to and goiing off the very important intersection in New York, that is, the Union Square. It is located between the East 17th Street on the north and East 14th Street on the south. And also between the Broadway on the west and Park Avenue on the east. We... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you must go to the great Farmer's Market that Union Square is host to on Saturdays. There's a lovely park that you can stroll around and relax in. Nice people watching, too. Many restaurants and cafes abound in this area, when you have the need to quench your appetite or your thirst.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just spent a nice leisurely morning watching the birds and the squirrels play in the park. Lovely place to unwind and relax.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great place, great park there is always entertainment there, surrounded by stores, cafés and restaurants. They have a market there in front of the beautiful restaurant. It's perfect on a clear summer night with all the lights on people around its a perfect place to see.

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