A welcome patch of green in Downtown Manhattan, Union Square is one of New Yorkers’ favorite city squares. It’s the place for public gatherings, yoga and exercise classes, and for people from all walks of life to take a break and catch some sunshine, eat lunch, or read a book.
Stock up on fresh produce at the wonderful Greenmarket held here Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays, and if you’re here in November/December you can pick up gifts at the holiday market.
Some striking architecture surrounds the square, and you’ll find statues of famous figures dotted throughout, including Washington, Lincoln, Lafayette, and Mahatma Gandhi. Big-name stores and fine restaurants are nearby, and Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District are just a stroll away.
Union Square is bordered by E 14th Street to the south and E 17th Street to the north, with Broadway and Park Avenue continuing up to Midtown from the square’s northern corners.
The closest subway is Union Square/14th Street Station on the southern edge of leafy Union Square Park.
Tours & Tickets
New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket and Top of the Rock or Empire State Building
Everything you need to see in New York with freedom and independence! Design your own itinerary of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem on a hop-on hop-off ... Read more
Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 3 days (approx.)