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Union Square

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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
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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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A place to sit and enjoy watching the world go by

Situated between 14th and 17th and with Broadway and Park Avenue running in and out of it, the square is a very pleasant area to relax and watch New Yorkers going by. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Situated between 14th and 17th and with Broadway and Park Avenue running in and out of it, the square is a very pleasant area to relax and watch New Yorkers going by. There are plenty of eateries nearby and take away food is a way of life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Union Square is one of my favorite spots in all of New York; it's a fun mix of people from every part of the city all mingling together and it's considerably less touristy than Times Square, where most of the denizens are not native New Yorkers. The best part of Union Square is the south end of the square, where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great area to grab a coffee and have a walk around. Close to lots of good shops including ABC and Fish's Eddy. Worth a wander.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Like in the other of NY's park, it is nice to take a rest there and watch other visitors and pedestrians walk around, and squirrels looking for food. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants. It is located at the intersection of Broadway and Park Avenues, at 17th street. There is a great Barnes & Noble shop on one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is probably one of the better burgers anywhere in New York! It is essentially a fast food place but as a one off the burgers and fries have much better nutritional value! It is just to the left of the block when facing Barnes and Noble on Union Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place gets busy towards the evening but it is fun watching the people while sitting on the cozy benches. There is a corner where you can have your dogs play and run around within the fenced perimeter. There are also squirrels that play around. You just have to watch your food. They might take them for their dinner. Peace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The park here is not as pleasant as many others in the city, but they have a great farmer's market and great shops & restaurants surrounding Union Square. It is a great people watching opportunity too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I just wanna to spent hours and hours sitting on the Union's stairs... I enjoyed in every second looking at different artists walking around, listening their song and looking stunning performance. The best place to be!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The location of Union square makes it unique. They say that if you can't find something in a shop around Union Square, it might not exist.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Exited the subway here and didn't straight away notice. It's a nice little area. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit though.

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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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