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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Union Square
+1 212-460-1200
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

August 2018—I was not sure that I had ever seen a Hare Krishna Troup. They were great 👍. Set up in the park to recruit members and spread the word. I’m a Jesuit educated so I listened politely Great stop

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed 11 September 2018

When the weather is nice, this place is always filled with people and performing artists. There will always be places to sit down and people watch. To see and to be seen. Sometimes I would buy some food or drink nearby and enjoy it in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This park is not as big as the gigantic Central Park but compared to most parklands it is quite large. It has some beautiful statuary: notably George Washington and Gandhi.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I visit Union Square regularly. There is as much or as little as you prefer to do. There are steps and park benches to rest on. There are many surrounding stores to shop for almost anything. There is a Best Buy for electronics, a DSW...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been to Union Square until a friend told me to go buy something at a store they only have there. Not only did I find what I wanted for a great price but also got to visit this amazing area. It’s impressive how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andye2204
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

You can buy fresh veggies, fruits, breads, flowers and more all year. I like to be there during summer time. It’s beautiful to watch. Try a cup of apple cider. You can cool down with cold cider or warm up with hot cider. Pretzels are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NatsukoI28
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a lovely neighborhood for a NYC visit. It is within walking distance or a short cab ride to many of the New York sites, and the Wednesday Farmer's Market on Union Square is not to be missed! The W Hotel staff and accommodations...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carlie48
Reviewed 4 August 2018

20 years ago I thought visiting Starbucks was a treat . Now ?! No airconditioning - sorry about that , “ we do not do restrooms anymore “ ( but you still sell liquids ! ) - the A.C. works and is sooooo cold you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DirkV650
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A wonderful green space in lower Manhattan to rest after a morning of walking. Lots of trees, people watching and tons of places to grab a bite. We were there on a Saturday morning with a very busy farmers’ market.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dogswood
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We visit Union Square and the surrounding area every time we are in New York City. We love the farmer's market and the Christmas open house, the Strand. ABC Kitchen and Max Brenner just to name a few things. I enjoy a bagel in the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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8 December 2018|
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Response from Gary E | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above recommendation to eat at Whole Foods, but you can also walk back up Broadway and eat at Eataly on 23rd and Fifth Ave. That's an experience in and of itself. Or hit the green market when its open. Can't... More
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Response from grlfrmnsk | Reviewed this property |
I personally think Union Square is too far from the Freedom Tower and 911 to walk to. Central Park is even further away. In either case you'll be most likely using the subway or taxi. Central Park is close to the Museum... More