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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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Great place to chill

Picture this... Sunday midday in February, sun shining and a temperature of 18 degrees ! Sitting on a bench enjoying a pastrami roll just bought from a fantastic deli en route to... read more

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is basically a farm market and monuments on this square. Infront of this square, there is a digital clock on the building which is quite mesmerizing.

Thank UsamaPerwez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picture this... Sunday midday in February, sun shining and a temperature of 18 degrees ! Sitting on a bench enjoying a pastrami roll just bought from a fantastic deli en route to the square. Birds signing and squirrels rummaging in the shrubbery. This is smack bang in Manhattan and little piece of nature and tranquility.

Thank Mannzer
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wandered through Union Square to look at the George Washington Monument and it is a nice place to sit and reflect. Take a moment to experience it and it will be a small oasis of calm.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union Square is a busy area of Manhattan. There are farmers markets in the Square with fresh produce, homemade breads, yarn, candles and more for sale. It is a fairly large area for taking a break from the busy streets of Manhattan. The area surrounding the Square is great for shopping and grabbing a bite to eat.

Thank bbwoodsy
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely farmers market with great atmosphere. Different choices of vegetables, bread, meat, cheese... where everything fresh and organic. It's really great place, friendly people just be sure to be there in nice weather.

Thank Al-Hamdan K
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely vibe here. Farmers market going on selling all sorts of things from vegetables, to bread, to honey. Really worth a visit!

Thank studude10
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good market - with s great atmosphere and choice - better than you get in some market towns at home - great choice of breads / meat / cheese and fruit and veg Helped as the weather excellent- really hot and sunny - everyone told me I would need jumpers and gloves in New York in February!!

Thank Netty1313
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something going on over there.... organic market, art installation, sport demonstration... It's a lively place.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 15 February 2017

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.

Thank Shira S

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Flatiron District
Offering many of 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 neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of 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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