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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 2124601200
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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Such an Upbeat Place

I happened upon Union Square as a tourist when it was farmers' market day. It was a hoot and a half! People watching. Getting a little of this and a little of that to eat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dan K
Peyton, Colorado, United States
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If Times Square is a the cattle stomping ground of the cheesy tourists to New York City, then Union Square is the very local, very authentic hang-out spot that achieves everything that Times Square cannot. There is an easy vibe where one can come and sit down and settle in and just watch life pass you by, watch the easy... More 

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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened upon Union Square as a tourist when it was farmers' market day. It was a hoot and a half! People watching. Getting a little of this and a little of that to eat. Radishes the size of my fist! Perfect for salads! I just had fun! VERY handy with the subway. Took the Q-line from Times Square. Kids... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a less populated city Union Square would be a buzzing dowtown. Close to incredible shops, home to a farmer's market, and very good restaurants, you should consider Union Square to be a definite meeting point.

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El Campo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go on a day when the farmer's market is there, and allow enough time to browse and people watch. We went on the last day of our trip and were glad we made time for it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very lovely park for people watching and a great place to relax after a long walk around the city. There are a lot of little friends like squirrels who are not afraid of people at all. They tend to come and play with you especially when you have food with you.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I pass through Union Square a lot when I am in NYC. There always seems to be something happening. Street performers, hip hop competitions, political demonstrations, and the resident Hari Krishna changers make this a great place to watch people. The square has lots or restaurants and shops nearby and there is good subway service from many lines including the... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Union Square & great place to eat, shop, browse & people watch. It's great just to fit in the square & just watch the world go by & people watch while having a coffee. Shop in the small independent shops for items that are unique. Eat in the local restaurants or cafes. Little Italy is great too. Browse... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

place you end up in if you walk around in NYC, its a nice area and a lot of shops but beside that its like NYC in general

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for people spotting and to meet people. The stairs is a nice place to rest your legs after a long walk, just be sure not to wear your favourite white trousers before resting. A free tourist attraction is just to sit, watch and listen to people passing by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

An interesting historical place in the city centre with open lung space. The place is full of activity with tourists and locals enjoying free space. A historical place to visit but not visiting the place is not a big loss. The place is surrounded by commercial activity and between the activities a visit to the place is worth consideration.

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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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