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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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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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The green market every second day is real nice place to pick up or be inspired by great local food. Even we do not live in Ny - we love to go here and pick up a few snacks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We arrive at Union Square and it was packed at evening time! The square is relatively small but good for people watching and it seems like everyone is either waiting for someone or just hanging out.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Union Square is always a great stop. It has the "arch" and always has lots of street musicians and trendy people. A great way to spend a few hours and good restaurants in every direction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The green market every second day is real nice place to pick up or be inspired by great local food. Even we do not live in Ny - we love to go here and pick up a few snacks.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was early evening in May and many people were having dinners or drinking in the terrace areas of the restaurants or bars. The square looked safe even in the night and it was comfortable to walk in the square. Since there are many delicious restaurants around this square, the square would be good to spend to drink before the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Having walked and walked and walked through New York city, on our recent trip, we kept coming back to Union Square. This beautiful 'little' park is such a picturesque spot to grab a latte and a bagel and sit to take in all the amazing surrounds. The park itself is really well maintained, and provides lots of seating and open... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is very nice urban park, a green space that is surrounded by interesting restaurants and cafes, shops, and, of course, the Daryl Roth Theater. Sit down on a bench for a half hour or so and watch the goings-on.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Union Square really is one of the most unique areas to visit in NYC. The area is fun and vibrant and there is always something happening. Whether you are there to sit and people watch, play a game of chess or to visit the market there is always something to do or look at.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My favourite place in NYC. Love how something or the other is always going on. If NYC is a macrocosm of the world, Union Square is the macrocosm of NYC in my mind. It has everything NYC stands for - diversity, good food, good music, a “human” face despite seeming cold and uninterested, literary centre (Strand Book Store), and all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a great spot to sit back, relax, and people watch (free entertainment!). A fun mix of people and usually some interesting entertainers. They also have a great little farmer's market on the weekend which is fun to browse

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love the walking lifestyle of city life, but sometimes it is just good to sit and take a break. I had a few extra minutes and just sat in the sun and enjoyed Union Square; watching the variety of people visiting likewise. It is a vibrant little park in the City. You can't get lost in it! Just lost... More 

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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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