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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Union Square isn't the most interesting or exciting section of Manhattan, but a walk would be worthwhile. Rad about this section of Manhattan in the tour book before your visit to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love union square... feels like you are at the centre of it all. Great to just chill and people watch, enjoy restaurants, walking distance from Soho, Chelsea, Maddison Square, Meatpacking and if your feeling up to a long walk... Central Park. It was my little hang out spot when you just want to take in the electricity this city has... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Union Square isn't the most interesting or exciting section of Manhattan, but a walk would be worthwhile. Rad about this section of Manhattan in the tour book before your visit to get maximum educational benefit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Of all the places I enjoyed, this was one of the most memorable. I found the most diverse cross-section of NYC culture in and around this park. I was here around 7 in the evening on a Friday and the mishmash of people was astounding: Business suits from Wall Street enjoying a coffee while chatting up friends, krusty kids, beaters,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Union Square is a cool place to go to. Have fun with friends and family. We personally enjoy our every visit of it.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

as most places in NYC, this one bustles with people and high energy. you'll find people just sitting and relaxing. and there will be people performing live on streets. when i went, a group of playing this really great music. and then there are stores around for window-shopaholics like me :)

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Union Square is another of New York City's gems. It's a very artistic place where during the summer there are a lot of performances ranging from hip-hop dancing to instrumental performances. The park inside Union Square are pretty much always crowded, but it's defiantly a great place to relax with friends, read a book, or eat your lunch. As for... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love walking and seeing. It is just a nice place to stroll around, and sit to people watch. I really enjoy strolling around, and not rushing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

NYC does parks like this one very well. It a peaceful place to sit, talk or just relax for a few minutes in the middle of the craziness of the city. This area has many wonderful restaurants with a block of two. TIP: The Blue Water Grill is just across the street.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Union square is awesome! everything around it is great; they also have a lovely farmers market on a Wed (this is when i went) and it is lovely! Close to stores, on the way downtown and just really easily accessible and close to a couple of good gyms! cannot go wrong!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took this route to get to the Flatiron building and were so amazed to stumble across a fantastic outdoor produce market especially interesting since it was pumpkin season and there were all interesting produce to see. A great open space!

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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District

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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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