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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 2124601200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Amazing square and lovely farmers market

Every time I come to NYC I make sure I visit this square. This area has every thing. Best meeting place, easy to find. The metro is accessible here. You can take most routes from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gooki
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what the fuss is about. It's not really in a fab neighbour hood and is really busy. Ok the square is ok and there is a bit of green space but I would not go out of my way to visit. However, it does have a good Nordstrom Rack!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed two blocks away from Union Square and it was a great place to have as our 'local' area. We loved just sitting either on the benches and chairs under the shade or on the steps people watching. There is a green market a few days a week as well. Just a cool place to hang out and feel... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I come to NYC I make sure I visit this square. This area has every thing. Best meeting place, easy to find. The metro is accessible here. You can take most routes from it. The "green" atmosphere and lovely farmers market is a nice "break" from the business of this city. There are great shops in this area.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When my wife and I looked at Union Square on a beautiful day in August it was wall to wall people, sitting, reading, and watching other people. An interesting place to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular place in New York. In September you can find there nice market with food and small things. There are lots of people walking and giving performance

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Armonk, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to do! sit and people watch, let kids romp, walk a dog or shop at various vendors set up, especially during market days. Food available! Always a public show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union Square Park is an ideal park to read in. We saw many squirrels. There are tables benches if you don't want to sit in the grass. It was sad that they kicked us out at seven when we were peacefully reading. Even though the sign says "No vistors after dusk" They kicked us out and it wasn't dusk yet.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Square is essentially an outdoor "university" square. It should be alive with energy or young people being youthful and noisy. That's exactly what it used to be! Not so long ago, Union Square was alive with young people doing all kinds of impromptu music and dance at the bottom of the steps every summer evening! Now the steps are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Union square park is a fascinating little area which is down by fourteenth street but is a patch of trees and grass, lined from one side by about fifty tents of merchants selling produce, cheese, botanicals, artwork, etc. very interesting, I just wish that NY wouldn't be so humid in the summers!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to grab something to eat and drink and then people watch, then this has to be it. There are several food places to grab something, find a bench in the shade (plenty of them) and just sit and watch people walking by. You will certainly see some funny characters during your time. There are a few homeless... More 

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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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