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Union Square

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Address: 14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: +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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Small but lively and well-maintained park. Good place to take leisurely strolls, do people watching, or bring kids to play at the playgrounds. There is also a small Christmas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Union square is a nice stop when visiting NYC in December. The holiday craft market features many unique craft and novelty vendors, as well as a small selection of food booths. There's also a farmers market on weekends. It's best to head here early to avoid the large crowds.

Thank JRR057
Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the best Christmas market outside of Europe! We just happened upon this market when we went to meet some friends in Union Square. I would say it is a place not to miss when in NYC. I am not a shopper, and all my Christmas gifts have been bought and mailed, but I surprised myself with the things I... More 

Thank annarc6
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visitors and inhabitants alike call--and have called--New York "the Christmas City." One especially rewarding walk to enjoy some of the attractions would begin in Union Square on 14th Street and end at 57th and-58th Streets and Fifth Avenue. Union Square has one of the biggest Christmas markets that you can see here and well worth the time. A warning: do... More 

Thank DrMPA S
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small but lively and well-maintained park. Good place to take leisurely strolls, do people watching, or bring kids to play at the playgrounds. There is also a small Christmas bazaar when I visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very low key area, filled with shoppes during the holiday season. Different than other areas, this location has a different ambiance that attracts more locals. Lots of different items that can be purchased including foods and items made out of leather, handmade glass, etc. They have Hot Cider stands, and a stand where I tried a pretty good Gouda Cheese... More 

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even thought I was there years ago, it was so much fun. So many vendors! I went there for a knitting 'demo'. But there were vendors who sold clothes, food, plants. Plus it was a beautiful fall day in New York City....what more could one ask for?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The christmas markets were pretty cool here but very busy. At times it was hard to walk around. Lots of different variety though.

Thank Michelle Z
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Square is a great urban park with plenty of restaurants nearby and a nice play area for kids. Always something happening. Highly recommend!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adjacent to the Union Square Green Market is the Christmas market just an excellent walk through market lots of great gifts locally made from NYC and surrounding areas. A lot of great eating places as well just a great way to spend. Saturday am.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this part of New York - seems more real than the tourist spots of Times Square or the financial hub of Wall Street, , normal people having a normal life and the suppliers market brings the park to life on its days.

Thank RonWamberal

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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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