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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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great location, this place is alive and vibrant at any time of day. Full of musicians, artists, people old and young, you can play chess, rest in park, buy fruits and vegetables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

great location, this place is alive and vibrant at any time of day. Full of musicians, artists, people old and young, you can play chess, rest in park, buy fruits and vegetables on a local market, do some shopping all around the place, eat, drink or even sing with hare krishnas :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We loved sitting in the square for a break from walking and the subway. It was good people watching! Forever 21 and DSW was across the street so my teens loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

very close to everything. you can feel the city vibrant. There are some homeless and sketchy people, but they wont bother you if you don't. Sometimes you can see some street performance and farmers market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I truly love this place!! So young, alive and full of soul. You can find a lot of stores and places to eat/drink nearby. Everyone visiting the city should stop by at union square

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Empire State Building, continue your tour of Murray Hill and Gramercy by a stroll south on 5th Ave to the Flatiron Building, and then down Broadway to Union Square. There, a lively open air market entices the palate with locally-grown produce, meats, baked goods and preserves, and several crafts, all surrounding the tranquillity of a small green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Union Square is always happening. On the weekends there is the open air food market on one side where you can get good organic fresh veggies and fruit. From Union Square its a short walk to Washington Square Park. If you like cities, you will love this little stretch of Manhattan. It is a really cool are with lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amidst the hustle and bustle of NYC there's a peaceful little strip of grass where you can take 5 mins out to drink a smoothie between shopping stints. Blissful....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very beautiful park! You can sit in the park with a free wifi and charge a phone (if needed). Squirrels running around. There is also a food market on the weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great market especially Saturdays. Lots going on to see and some neat shops to wander through or to just stop and watch the sights and sounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I loved Union Square, they have a market on Mondays between 8am-6pm, click on the link for more info. (http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/manhattan-union-square-m). I cam out of the subway and found the most incredible fresh produce being sold. You can then take what you buy into the park and have a sit down

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Address: Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District

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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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