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Union Square

14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-460-1200
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“green market” (51 reviews)
“whole foods” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
14th-17th Street, (Broadway and Park), New York City, NY 10001
Flatiron District
+1 212-460-1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is very nice and surrounded with nice shops. There is literally at least four Starbucks within sight. Many very cool shops not to far away.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, local & ethnic street foods, stuff to buy, performers in the park. Shopped for posters, caps, wallets etc.

Thank Jabrd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sitting at Union Square and listening to people strutting their different types of music, people marketing their products, looking at chess game players, fortune tellers. an interesting site!!!

Thank Maks0302
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We found Union Square to be a great place to sit on a bench and watch the city go by. When we visited during the week there were dozens of stalls selling food and other products.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Union Square was a wonderful place for my early morning walk. The fruits, vegetables, flowers, vodka (yes!) and pastries all were so beautiful, so fresh and such a pleasure to behold. Never mind the people watching!!

Thank Ebelle66
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is not a special place to be, I didn't see something really interesting to happen in terms of event, apart from chess matches. Maybe people who work nearby could have their lunch break there. I heard that some kind of markets may take place.

Thank Despina-Kleanthi
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I like the energy of the park and the surrounding area. What I appreciate most about the park is its history of social and political activism, and it's great that spirit still exists today. I've personally participated in various rallies there and encourage others to...More

Thank bdaddy168
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Every Wednesday from 7am to 6pm produce from vegetables to Fruits to breads and drinks and food is sold here at Union Square. Everything grown in NY or anointing States. A very good place to get your fresh fruits to eat in the hotel room...More

Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Union Square has changed over the years. I remember coming here in my teens and it was a "bad scene". The park used to filled with homeless people and drug addicts. At that time I never got a chance to go into the park because...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

In this city this place is an attraction I would not never miss . The best known landmark of this city offers you a glimpse of the real America happening around here . The charming square is full of activity and relaxing at the same...More

Thank kamakshi2015
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
Nearby Restaurants
Union Square Cafe
1,077 reviews
.09 km away
Whole Foods Market
367 reviews
.10 km away
441 reviews
.12 km away
Breads Bakery
237 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Union Square Greenmarket
263 reviews
.10 km away
Union Square Theatre
18 reviews
.17 km away
Daryl Roth Theatre
9 reviews
.17 km away
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Susan D
19 June 2016|
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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