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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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This park is a huge change from the 80's

What a difference thirty years makes. Union Square used to be a major drug den with a methadone clinic and an empty department store at its edge and any sensible person would have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a difference thirty years makes. Union Square used to be a major drug den with a methadone clinic and an empty department store at its edge and any sensible person would have avoided it in the 1980's. You just did not go in this park. What a difference thirty years makes especially when they cleaned up the park in... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A gathering spot in New York and easy Square to reach with good subway connections. It has it all! Dog Park, Farmer's Market, rap nights, chess players, Christmas Market. It's a gathering spot for New York!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand place. Very peaceful piece of real estate right in the heart of NYC. One of my favorite places. A nice break from a very active city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit and explore. Walk around and see the large area. Good people watching too, we enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems more "real" than most parts of Manhattan, only 20 minutes from the touristy hustle and bustle of Times Square but you could be on another planet. Feels like a community of locals enjoying everyday stuff , lots of cafes, bookshops, clothing stores, not far from a wonderful cinema - so much to see and do.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit New York City you need a rest so every now and then, a few moments without the rush that makes the city as it is. Union square is such a place. You will like the park that is not big, but that will give you a few noise-less moments. Special on saturday, during the busy market it... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Union Square is one of the most relaxing places in nyc, you can get your coffee, lunch sit on a bench and enjoy it.. Sometimes artistic performances occurs, setting up marketplace/open market (fresh veg.and fruits, handmade stuffs etc.). Everyone should visit union sq. for a while no matter when, cuz square is everytime alive !

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area in NYC is surrounded by lots of people, plenty of eateries,small lounges and lots of entertaiment as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A route and hub of numerous New Yorkers on and off to work, expect cold trestment from the rush hour commuters.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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