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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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As featured in New York City on a budget
Ranked #125 of 830 attractions in New York City
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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I loved the walk down from Madison square park to union square. This park has a real serene feel to it and there are lovely cafes and French cafes on the way down as well as the flatiron building. The market here was also great and worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We were just passing by when we noticed a show going on. It made for good viewing and I was even called to take part in the show. The main performers jumped over me and several other members of thaudience

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Tiberias, Israel
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Union square is a cool hangout, a focal point for shopping lovers and if you are looking to see some nice people, play chess and sit for a good cup of coffee - Union square is a recommended place. You can spend a few hours shopping just around Union square.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The market here is amazing-unparalleled selection of goods, with a heavy concentration of apples (if you see apple cider doughnuts get them) and bread vendors. The vendors are friendly and eager to let you sample their products. You can even buy fresh beef, chicken and fish along with beautiful flowers.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Well in my many years in Manhattan this is one of the places I would always like to visit. A few nice night spots, shopping and nice walks to lower Manhattan.

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Hebron, lsrael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Union Square, dedicated 1839, is today simply a pleasant park at the very lower end of Midtown, very much revitalized in recent decades. It is surrounded by interesting buildings; it's worth, as everywhere in this city, bringing a copy of the architectural guidebook AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY. In the park is a magnificent equestrian statue of George Washington... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You can walk around the outside, it's like a park with vendors and shopping and food, and it's walking distance to EVERYTHING!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great shops, stores and people watching!! A must in NYC!! Really close to the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace on 20th Street. Awesome area!!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Perfect place to grab a coffee, sit and people-watch. Didn't get a chance to take advantage of any of the markets, unfortunately.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I go there everyday. Wholefoods is there, Forever 21, DWF, the 14 Crosstown, etc. Everything I need basically!!! Love it in Spring, in summer in fall and of course in winter with the christmas bazaar, and every other day the famous Farmers Market. I cant live without Union Square!

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