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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 7 June 2018

I was headed for the green market at Union Square last week when I decided to first walk through Union Square Park and find a bench in the shade. It was a very hot day and I wanted to sit and have a refreshment before...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JoyChristena
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very good park in the city to hang around. The park is clean and beautiful. There office crowd also spending their break.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

After a little research I found out that this square celebrated the union of Broadway and Bowery Road. It’s a busy square with shops like DSW and restaurants. On this trip I noticed men playing chess and backgammon. Perhaps this is how the locals pass...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Coellum
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Nice park here. Good place to sit down and have lunch, and especially people watch. There are so many people coming and going, it is interesting to watch all of the hustle.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Waiting in the square for the NYIOOC to begin. New York international Olive Oil Competition doors open 4.30 p.m. Sun was out and weather beautiful nice day after having rain the day before. People having lunch, talking or just sitting and enjoying the shade of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Such a relaxing place to wander or just sit with a cup of coffee. So different to areas like Times Square which is only 20 minutes away but feels like it is on another planet. Union Square feels like a locals community place where "real"...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Recommend taking a stroll to Union square. They have a market most days which sell all kinds of food, flowers etc. Just nice to sit and view the world go by.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of activity. Great place to sit and enjoy lunch on the go or a cup of coffee. Lots of restaurants and shops around.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Top_Toque
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of parks and areas in Manhattan that are more interesting. Too much craziness going on here except for the holiday market which is worth visiting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is a classic New York City square full entertainment and artists with plenty restaurants on the surroundings of the square

Date of experience: April 2018
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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