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Union Square

Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #72 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & 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, and benches where you can watch a slice of New York go by.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Stayed here in NY2014/15... The square is nice... we even saw a little "farmers market" setup there on Saturday morning with interesting artisan products. The subway junction there is excellent and gives you lots of options!!!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As squares in NY go it's not bad, however im partial to a couple others around Greenich and NYU. Still worth a visit. Solid food around, nice street art, a couple good shoe shops, sure why not. :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We loved walking through Union Square each day from our hotel to the subway. Found ourselves some days wandering through the Christmas markets and also the fresh food stalls. Loved watching the squirrels play in the park!

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Studio City, CA
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a yearly favorite that I have not missed since leaving NY. While it can be quite crowded most of the time, the vendors are unique and fun. If you are looking for a fun gift, or just want to peruse and people watch, you will find it at the market. There are also several food vendors serving up... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Love this place at Christmas. Just like Bryant park, there is great food and drink on offer, the market sells all kinds of knick knacks...its in a great location, the atmosphere is wonderful......and it also has a great fruit and veg market. A real must see when in New York, and an absolute must in the run up to Christmas,... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My partner and I were here over Christmas and specifically came here because we knew the Christmas markets were on. Lovely little stalls everywhere and some nice smelling food stalls around too. It's a nice little square and I'd imagine even when the markets aren't there it would be nice to have a walk around and chill out on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We liked the atmosphere (Christmas Eve) of Union Square - less manic than 5th Avenue. Chain shops but well located around the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you're here in December definitely stop by their Christmas market, it is one of the better ones in the city. Plenty of stalls selling trinkets, home made items and food.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Love the Holiday shopping in Union Square. The park is transformed into a village of connected tents that offer everything from exotic spices and handmade jewelry to puppets and bow ties. I always come here finish up my holiday shopping and find all kinds of cool things.More crowded and a little grittier than Bryant Park but so New York. And... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nic square, specially during the holiday season where you will find a market full of food and goods till the end of December. Its not very cheap but its worth the visit

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