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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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There's nothing really spectacular here it's just one of the pieces that makes NYC such an amazing place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing really spectacular here it's just one of the pieces that makes NYC such an amazing place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not a big square but there is a nice view of the buildings and.... On the other side of the street you HAVE TO VISIT "Urlington outlet", where you can buy clothes, shoes and accessories of famous lebels veeeery cheap!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to union square to watch the chess playars and the art and food vendor a lot must of the time when I'm around 14th street area. Love place to checkout the local life.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Union Square with the Christmas markets there. Really added to our honeymoon in NYC as we wanted to experience Christmas here!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at Gotham Bar and Grill and then walked to Union Square. Very enjoyable day during the week before Christmas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited recently and really enjoyed all of the vendors. Many interesting items for sale from great local vendors. I highly recommend a visit. Also, if you are in the area during the summer - be sure to stop by the farmer's market. They have gorgeous produce and fresh baked goods!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to other holiday markets during our trip (Columbus Circle and Bryant Park) but I thought Union Square was the best. The location was nice, it seemed less crowded (more space) and the vendors were fabulous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband an I really enjoy going to Germany for Christmas. They know how to make the season feel special. This Christmas we're in NY visiting our daughter and son-in-law (second son). When I saw there was a Christmas Market in Union Square I had to go. It's relatively small when you compare it to the European Christmas Markets but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to Union Square. Shopping in this area is great- I always visit The Strand Bookstore and stop in at Max Brenner's for hot chocolate and then visit the holiday Market every Christmas. This is a great market for Christmas Shopping- so festive and fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Farmers market is great all year round, believe the other reviews, The winter market is just as great. There must be 50 or more little booths selling everything to do with winter and the holidays, and most of it appears to be made the USA.

Thank keith_wright

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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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