Union Square
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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.
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Neighbourhood: Union Square
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  • 14th St – Union Square • 2 min walk
  • 3rd Ave • 7 min walk
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  • Trip793050
    1 contribution
    Very friendly hotel with great customer service
    I had so much fun at the Hyatt! Very nice hotel and centrally located to so many things. Everytime I came back to the hotel, Donnie was there to greet us at the door. He was welcoming and made us feel special. On the last night of our stay, another Hyatt employee, Ethan, was also at the door. Their welcoming smiles made a sometimes impersonal city feel smaller and fun!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Coco L
    Hong Kong, China37 contributions
    Good place for people watching
    We often pass by this place when we go to NYU. The square is always full of performers. Great place to stop by if you happen to be in the area. It’s particularly beautiful in spring as it’s surrounded by cherry trees and tulips.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,367 contributions
    Vibrant Neighborhood, great Food
    So many good things here, the beautiful park, the famous farmers market, all the terrific restaurants in the neighborhood, bars. This area has become a focal point for the city, much like the 19th Century! Great street life, great architecture.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 June 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,187 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Manhattan is dotted with small urban parks that offer places of respite for locals and tourists. Union Square, a more well-known one, is another example. Apart from the market, tourists may find it unappealing.
Written 15 September 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,367 contributions
Jun 2023
So many good things here, the beautiful park, the famous farmers market, all the terrific restaurants in the neighborhood, bars. This area has become a focal point for the city, much like the 19th Century! Great street life, great architecture.
Written 5 June 2023
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Coco L
Hong Kong, China37 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We often pass by this place when we go to NYU. The square is always full of performers. Great place to stop by if you happen to be in the area. It’s particularly beautiful in spring as it’s surrounded by cherry trees and tulips.
Written 7 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Trip793050
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Friends
I had so much fun at the Hyatt! Very nice hotel and centrally located to so many things. Everytime I came back to the hotel, Donnie was there to greet us at the door. He was welcoming and made us feel special. On the last night of our stay, another Hyatt employee, Ethan, was also at the door.
Their welcoming smiles made a sometimes impersonal city feel smaller and fun!
Written 25 March 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,404 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Union square in New York City is a great place to visit.mostly closed at night to stop people sleeping in it. Lively during the day.
Written 25 January 2023
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Trina
Kyrenia, Cyprus179 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Stopped by for official business reporting to uphold and enforce our immigration laws at USCIS. The team is extremely helpful and the area is clean and organized. Proud to be an American forever! Frauds & green card diggers must stay away from my country! A huge thank you to the team working hard to keep us all safe!
Written 23 January 2023
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Alessio M
Verona, Italy423 contributions
Oct 2022
Is a park and a garden, sometimes is too a market where you can buy fresh food from local farmer. There're many place to play chess
Written 8 December 2022
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Jan W
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland555 contributions
May 2022
Very nice park especially with the organic market and bands playing music. Ideal for a little break.
Written 1 July 2022
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kayla t
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Rats, rats and more rats it’s so horrible. I wanted to stop and eat in the park bench I ran out of Union Square so fast.
Written 16 February 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,404 contributions
Feb 2022 • Business
With some may high rise buildings is nice to get a break in the skyline which you find with union square. Lively area and recommended for a visit.
Written 5 February 2022
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