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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 856 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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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Auckland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We spent our last day in NYC unwinding at Union Square and it was very relaxing - a nice change from staying at Times Square. The markets were a nice stroll and the surrounding restaurants & cafes were fun for people watching.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
262 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Again I must mention here, the use of metro and coming to and goiing off the very important intersection in New York, that is, the Union Square. It is located between the East 17th Street on the north and East 14th Street on the south. And also between the Broadway on the west and Park Avenue on the east. We... More

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New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you must go to the great Farmer's Market that Union Square is host to on Saturdays. There's a lovely park that you can stroll around and relax in. Nice people watching, too. Many restaurants and cafes abound in this area, when you have the need to quench your appetite or your thirst.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just spent a nice leisurely morning watching the birds and the squirrels play in the park. Lovely place to unwind and relax.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great place, great park there is always entertainment there, surrounded by stores, cafés and restaurants. They have a market there in front of the beautiful restaurant. It's perfect on a clear summer night with all the lights on people around its a perfect place to see.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whether you are visiting or live in the area this is one of the place you need to come by. Stop by here specially on a Saturday when farmers market meet. I usually come here on a weekend just to unwind. Take a stroll in the park or try out the farmers market. Although you pay extra but you get... More

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New Jersey
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61 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a fantastic place to meet friends or to take in some local New York City and New York state shopping. A farmer's market & artists market in one, where you're bound to find the freshest of produce, cheese, meats or condiments made by local NJ or NY farmers or artists. I love coming here - and return over and... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Union Square was the surprise of my trip to New York. Interesting things are always happening, so you can go there either solo or with a group of friends and enjoy the sights and sounds. People from all over the world, and all different classes are there at one point of the day. The park is also pet-friendly with a... More

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Brooksville, Florida, Usa
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The best part of this experience was sitting in Union Square park and watching the people from all parts of the world, hearing bits of foreign languages, Hare Krishnas dancing and chanting...they seemed to be very peaceful and oblivious. There was also an awesome Whole Foods across the street. There are some nice retail shops around this square, if you... More

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