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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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+1 212-460-1200
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Come for the farmers mkt come to eat come to watch this place has it all it a real Ny gem and in the heart of all the action

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come for the farmers mkt come to eat come to watch this place has it all it a real Ny gem and in the heart of all the action

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a perfectly nice urban park with a playground, places to sit and grass and trees. There's a farmers market some days and they have a nice holiday boutique. But it's an urban park and nothing particularly special.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've studied at the New York Film Academy, off the Union Square. Therefore this was my square of choice to eat at, shop at and spend time at. This square has a lively vibe, with much going on, such as free concerts, farm markets, art markets, used books markets. You can play chess here, you can just sit in a... More 

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Murmansk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the Civil war, Union square plays the role of Hyde Park in New York. Here constantly there are political speeches. Confusion about the name of the square has to do with the war too: that she is named in honor of the Union of Northern States against the Southern ones. It is not true, the Union of Broadway and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because we want to find some cute Christmas tree topper & ornaments for our new Christmas tree. We went on a Friday night, it's super crowded. I can understand that all the local people and tourists would come to hang out. I expected there would be a lot of holiday stuff and we could find a variety... More 

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Center Moriches, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Square Park is just steps away from the 14th street-Union Square subway station. It's a great place and also has rich history.

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved going to the farmers market here whilst on holiday. I wished we were in an apartment as the market looked like a great place to stock up with some amazing looking food and produce. Really friendly people on all of the stalls. Union Square itself is a great space and has a rich history.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

There is always something to spark a smile on your face as you stroll through Union Square. It seems to be the meeting place for every type of person in the city. The square is a fun, and a bit crowded, walk through during the weekends. Summer, fall, and spring, bring out local artists, farms, and chess players. Take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

There's nothing really spectacular here it's just one of the pieces that makes NYC such an amazing place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

It is not a big square but there is a nice view of the buildings and.... On the other side of the street you HAVE TO VISIT "Urlington outlet", where you can buy clothes, shoes and accessories of famous lebels veeeery cheap!

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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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