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Union Square

Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Flatiron District)
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Ranked #103 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Other, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Exited the subway here and didn't straight away notice. It's a nice little area. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit though.

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What an interesting park to visit. On the day in June that we stumbled across this park by accident, we really enjoyed watching the fella on the park bench feeding the 50 odd pigeons that were sitting on his head, lap, arm, basically he was covered in pigeons. There are squirrels everywhere and he hand fed them walnuts which was... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good place to relax in NYC and also view lots of people! My kids enjoyed the playgrounds while my wife and daughter enjoyed sitting on the bench and enjoying the nice views. Lots of street vendors in this area as well as shops all around the square. Fun for the whole family!

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I enjoy Union Square, particularly for the Christmas markets but the Farmer's Market that is there regularly is also fun with fresh produce, flowers and more. There are a number of statues in the area, a nice playground for kids and some interesting shops around the area. There is often live entertainment, not only in the designated area but also... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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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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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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