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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 2124601200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods...

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 to people watch

Union Square is easily reached by the underground. Small park, seating area and great for people watching. Market stalls all around and street food too and some pubs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stirling, United Kingdom

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Union Square is much cooler and hippier than Times Square. There is a fairly large outdoor market and a Wholefoods Market here, so a lot of locals do their grocery shopping here. If you want to stay in this area I like it because it is out of the chaos and congestion of Times Square but you can hop on... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty worn-down little square. One good thing about it is the street with some stalls lining up. Also, there is a Subway in this square.

Thank Knight298570
Stirling, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union Square is easily reached by the underground. Small park, seating area and great for people watching. Market stalls all around and street food too and some pubs and restaurants also. Nice for a stroll through and there's some good clothes shops too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Square is definitely worth a visit, it's a good place to sit and people watch for a while and has a pretty good location for various shops.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked from our Times Square hotel for the greenmarket. Many people but not crowded. We took great photos of Fall squash, gourds and pumpkins, heirloom tomatoes, many types of small potatoes, several colors of carrots ( who knew?) Apples, pears, cheeses, seafood, unusual meats. Everyone seemed to be in a cheerful mood. Well worth the walk.

Thank mmcgannon
Greensboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to go here once a week when living in NYC. Many places to shop (retail, groceries), eat, and activities (movies, bookstore). The largest Barnes and Nobles is located in this area as well. I love the farmer's markets and the holiday markets that take place here. The park is a nice little oasis in the middle of all... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the markets, food, and atmosphere here. Plus Nordstrom rack across the street! I visit my daughter who lives near that area and always enjoy the restaurants, stores and buying the pastries, fruit, etc.near Union Square. Actually, I prefer the west village areas.

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Holbeach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a large food market with great choice even if you cannot buy good to look at. There are street entertainers which get a large crowd. Great shops around the square also.

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Sun City West AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A lot of activity going on. A Farmers Market was active several days during our visit. Great food. Entertainment was always present, ranging from good to weird. But, fun to watch.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Alot of trees and greenery and benches. Farmers market the day we were there. Bakery good, horseradish varieties, fruit. A very pleasant walk.

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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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