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“Thriving”
Review of Union Square

Union Square
Ranked #151 of 1,204 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

USQ is a key hub for the city, sitting atop one of the largest subway junctions. The park itself is not particularl exciting, but is surrounded by down town manhattan and immediately close to various stores and eateries. It hosts a farmer's market for several days a week (fresh and fun), the christmas market in december (100+ stalls) and evenings are lively as people come out to hang out and indulge in some street performance. It does have trees n stuff too!

3  Thank nsnandra
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

USQ is a key hub for the city, sitting atop one of the largest subway junctions. The park itself is not particularl exciting, but is surrounded by down town manhattan and immediately close to various stores and eateries. It hosts a farmer's market for several days a week (fresh and fun), the christmas market in december (100+ stalls) and evenings are lively as people come out to hang out and indulge in some street performance. It does have trees n stuff too!

2  Thank nsnandra
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I've been to Union Square park and its environs many, many times over the past several years. Union Square Park has become one of my favorite parks in the City. It's not large, spanning from 14th St. to 17th St., but it is lovely, with older trees and many, many park benches. There's also a good playground, with separate sections for babies/toddlers and for school-age kids. The latter has a "spinning wheel" that the kids can sit on and get dizzy (to their infinite delight), and a metal climbing cone (you have to see it to understand what it is) that is good for kids 6 yo and up. There are also slides, and things to balance on. Union Sq. park also is, in my experience, safe even after dark because it's well lit and in a well traveled area. The Union Sq. subway stop is serviced by the N,Q, &R lines; the L line; and the 4,5&6 lines, and there are several other subway stops within walking distance. There is a lot of shopping, restaurants and even a hotel (the W) either contiguous or close by.

1  Thank wanderingmom50
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

It's a great gathering place but a nothing with nothing place to see. The park is very unattractive and the rebuild style incorporated was planned around making the former drug dealers from three and four decades past visible and nothing more. The dealers left but the new park was and is an eyesore. There are no longer dealers in the park and the place is very safe, but boring as all hell, and ugly too..

Thank David A
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Decided to walk the length of broadway - and Union Square provided an adaquate rest stop to take in the area people, land marks and soak up the atmosphere. As previous have said - good to watch others, as very multi culti............

Thank wfmf
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