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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
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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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A local perspective on Union Square

I have lived in this area for 38 years. I am writing this for visitors who may have never been here before. It may be hard to imagine, but this Square was once a den of drug... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have lived in this area for 38 years. I am writing this for visitors who may have never been here before. It may be hard to imagine, but this Square was once a den of drug dealing and street crime, largely empty at night. Time period is late '70s until about early '90s. Then, a few developers and restauranteurs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to visit, with a great bookshop and a station in the middle. There is a playground and a large grassy area that people picnic upon in summertime. Go there, at least for 5 minutes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to union square on a Saturday allows for a visit to the green market. Men are also offering fames of chess, energy massages, paintings and performances. Fun little park with lots of shopping around it.

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Bedfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded by a great selection of shops including Lululemon, and Wholefoods Market there is also an amazing Farmers Market which occupies booths around the square. Lovely to just browse the market stalls and wonder at all the fresh produce available.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the W on Union Square. It really is a great section of NY - easy to get anywhere with cabs or the subway (which is much easier to use than you would think). Lots of great restaurants nearby, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Square lives upto its name; always busy and bustling, and loads of coffee shops, shopping outlets and other places to chill out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of activity, market place, students busy between the classes and finally the most of the construction projects are concluded.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

My daughter and I traveled in NYC in December and spent half a day here. The Christmas market was terrific, and it was close to so many other places we visited. I loved NYC, but it's wonderful having a cup of hot tea in a park with lovely large trees.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Union Square was a bit of a pleasant surprise to us. We had heard of all the other parts of New York but didn’t expect much here. What you get here is a nice area to walk around and relax from the chaos of Times Square and Broadway. The markets were fabulous and the shops were pretty much the same... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Visit the Burlington Coat factory and DSW for shoes-. Great prices like UK TKMAXX - all designer and very few tourists

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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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