Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 


Union Square 

Union Square (also known as Union Square Park) is situated at an intersection in New York City's Midtown Manhattan between Broadway and Fourth Avenue. Union Square first opened to the public in 1839 and since then has always been a popular meeting place with the neighborhood's residence. The square also provides a nice resting place for visitors after a walk around the city. During the early 20th century, Union Square was a popular gathering place for street protests organized by unions and activists.
Union Square Park, New York City
Union Square Park by David Shankbone
Within the square are statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Lafayette, and Mahatma Gandhi. Plaques on the southeastern and southwestern corners of the sidewalks describe the history of Union Square from the 17th to 19th century. The neighborhood surrounding Union Square is occupied by shops, retail chains, and eateries including several upscale restaurants.
Statue of George Washington, New York City
Statue of George Washington by David Shankbone 

A major attraction here is the Union Square Greenmarket held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. This is a lively market offering a wide range of locally grown fresh produce as well as ornamental plants, bakeries, and cheeses. From November 23 until Christmas Eve, there is also the Union Square Holiday Market selling a variety of gift items for the coming holiday season.

Location: Broadway to 4th Avenue, East 14th Street to East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Website: NYC Department of Parks & Recreation 


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