Union Square

Union Square, New York City: Address, Phone Number, Union Square Reviews: 4/5

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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 area
Address
Neighborhood: Union Square
How to get there
  • 14th St – Union Square • 2 min walk
  • 3rd Ave • 7 min walk
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1,454 reviews
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656
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186
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12
Terrible
7

Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,850 contributions
Oct 2021
One of the centers in the town, there is a lot of interesting architecture all around this historic square. It is a rare green space in this very dense part of town and gives you a break from the tall buildings. And there are a lot of good places to eat here.
Written January 7, 2022
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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK412 contributions
Nov 2021
I wasn't really sure why this is described as a place to visit when in NYC. To me it just seemed dirty and shabby, but maybe I was missing something. There was a market on when I visited but this seemed to add to the feeling of shabbiness rather than improve it. I couldn't really see what the square looked like as the stalls overran the whole place. Based on my experience I wouldn't recommend a visit.
Written November 25, 2021
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adventix
Boston, MA1,260 contributions
Nov 2021
A quick rest and walk around in the busy city. If you are going to visit the market plan to spend an hour or two. Many sellers in small stands offering to sell their goods (note – if you went to the Bryant Park market, these are the same sellers and small businesses). Anything from handmade notebooks and soap to fresh baked bread and food.
Written November 20, 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,513 contributions
Sep 2021
Union Square mostly contains a good size park with trees, grass, flowers, and a few statues. There are plenty of benches to sit and eat lunch, for example or people watch. I would not say it is worth a separate trip, but a nice place to walk through if you are in the area.
Written September 24, 2021
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🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Colchester, UK1,302 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
It was a nice refreshing break after long walks exploring and shopping in NYC. Big open spaces we grab some drinks from the nearby stall and sat down and people watch. Don’t go out of your way to visit but if shopping in the area like us it’s a perfect place for a pit shop.
Written September 23, 2021
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,009 contributions
Aug 2021 • Business
One of the most iconic squares in New York, surrounded by Greenwich Village, Irving Square and Flatiron...easy to access but the park is sadly overrun by homeless and hustlers selling their wares on the sidewalks making a safe, carefree and leisurely walk a near impossibility.
Written August 28, 2021
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Kelli
Keller, TX603 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We’d been shopping around the area and still had 30 minutes to kill before our dinner reservation, so we decided to take a seat here. Lots of great people watching and we struck up nice conversations with locals and fellow tourists alike. There were food kiosks near, but we didn’t partake since we were waiting on dinner. It turned out to be a most pleasant and unexpected part of our day.
Written August 22, 2021
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roj1281
Houston, TX392 contributions
Jul 2021
I really enjoyed visiting this park. Lots of people lounging and enjoying time outdoors. There was a type of farmers market which looked great and some vendors selling artwork and other trinkets.
Written August 11, 2021
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seema60
Toronto, Canada762 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We went to sit in the park after shopping in Soho. It’s got a small restaurant which serves drinks and small kiosk with coffee. It s a bustling square where you can listen to live singers and just read a book on the benches.
Written August 2, 2021
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Lynn C
Cleveland, OH54,302 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Great area to explore. Mount Sinai Union Square is located right next to the park. There is a nice park to relax in or explore, shops, restaurants everywhere. Worth visiting.
Written May 25, 2021
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