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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #133 of 861 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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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

WE queued for 1.5 hours to get half price tickets to the musical Chicago. The queue was long but everyone was cheerful and in holiday mood and behaved very nicely! We secured our tickets and enjoyed the show. Before the show we had a hambuger meal in a nearby restaurant. It was expensive but hey it is New York!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This square has a buzz to it when the farmers market is going and folks young and old are enjoying a nice day. Certainly a more youthful vibe on the southern end of the square (good people watching).

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Union Square Park is probably best know for its Greenmarket, whose exhibit booths line the sidewalks of the lower park paths. But there is a lot of nice ground set up above, in the middle of the park as well. This area includes a very nice dog park as well, where your poochies can run and play with the other... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The park comes doubly alive on Sundays when it is Farmer's market day. Of course this is also a subway stop, a café, and a park where people take break on its limited greens. There are remarkable stores and restaurants around it.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

so lovley asuare, on sunday you can see the farmes market which is soo nice, with vegetavles, flowers , bands of young people are playing music and even piano..and more. Some small cafes are around, shopping stores.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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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