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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 Small Park

I've been coming here (alone)since I was 13 years old or so. Back then to listen to the speakers! Today the skyline has changed, and the good part is that the park is full of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been coming here (alone)since I was 13 years old or so. Back then to listen to the speakers! Today the skyline has changed, and the good part is that the park is full of wonderful food and other vendors. Great atmosphere

Thank XSki007
Byhalia, Mississippi
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited during the green market and enjoyed looking at the selections offered by the local merchants. The park was lovely during the spring and we enjoyed our lunch on a park bench overlooking the playground. There are a number of eating establishment around the square and lots of opportunities for people watching.

Thank Evelyn C
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting farmers market the day we visited. Nice selection of stalls. Unusual and real small business's - veg etc. Plenty of banks to withdraw cash. Suggest Capital One- fast ATM, free fast WIFI and best of all an independent coffee shop and public toilet.

Thank peakdistricttravel
Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free site unless you decide to buy from the several vendors who are arrayed around the edge of the park itself. This is a scenic area for photographers. There are many benches to relax on and to watch people and pigeons and shop at the many kiosks that offer just about anything you want in the way... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of great restaurants in this area. The square is a welcome green space in a dense neighborhood. Good place to rest, A crossroads.

Thank Thomas V
Islamabad, Pakistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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.

Thank HI_McDunnough
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

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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Reviewed 5 March 2017 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

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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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