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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #93 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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, and benches where you can watch a slice of New York go by.
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Venice, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Vibrant and happening. There was a great Christmas market in December which had great stalls that so.d individual and different items that you couldn't buy in shops. It has good place to eat around it and Wholefoods food store which is always worth a visit. You can get there via the Subway.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This hotel is in a great location and recently did a very extensive renovacation. The room are small with basic finishes but the bathroom is very small. The club lounge is great with a nice selection of breakfast/evening food and in the summer you can dine outside on the deck which is lovely. The elevators are often slow.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We just walked through during a farmers market which was a lot of fun. We didn't buy anything so I can't comment on the prices but the atmosphere was great. You could wine taste at 9am or buy food or a Christmas tree.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Overpriced stuff in a cramped area. Not my thing, but others may enjoy it for abundance of knick knacks. Maybe this area is better without all the shopping stalls?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Positives, Lovely location but my review will be based around my experience of the street market only, so please bear in mind there may be many more experiences to be had through the year which are unrelated to my review. You are in new York, so steer clear of the markets unless you have money to burn. Very pretentious and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

A nice park to visit. They had christmas markets on when i was there, but they were a but expensive for a market! Might be a good plave to pick up some christmas gifts though

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited mostly because we learned that there were many street artists selling their paintings there. We did not find any, maybe because the weather wasn’t very stable. Since we were there, we got some coffee and enjoyed the park.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visited the square around 5ish and it was full of people sitting and chatting; making music; and playing chess. Definitely a great spot to see the life that New York City offers.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Even on a Monday in late fall, Union Market still had a decent farmer's market as well as other vendors of various kinds. An earlier visit in mid-summer found a VERY large number of farmers and others, but even the smaller number was adequate. I can't say much about the rest of the park since I concentrated on taking pictures... More 

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New York City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Too crowded and loud! Mostly "mall" stores. A little rating for the green market. Go very early on a nice day.

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