NYC Parks

Union Square Park

Park and Plaza
Union Square, New York
  • Go here. Experience the people watching. It's worth it.
  • Sara .
    "Love the Farmers and Holiday market!"(11 Tips)
    Gabriel H.
    "Best farmers market / greenmarket in Manhattan."(13 Tips)
    Nick T.
    "Great spot to eat lunch and people watch during the warmer months."(54 Tips)
    Adad J.
    "great street performers"(8 Tips)
546 Tips and reviews
  • people watching
  • holiday market
  • greenmarket
  • chess
  • street art
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  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'Neill1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Best farmers market in the city. Make it a weekly routine to pick from your local farmers versus your friendly neighborhood whole foods. Id rather overpay here and talk with the farmer.
  • Apostolos S.
    Great fun and relaxing spot.
  • Darlene O.
    Darlene OrtizAugust 31
    Nice place to sit before, after work or during lunch :-)
  • D F.
    D FAugust 20
    Walk south by Gramercy for lots of non chain cafe and restaurants
  • MC M.
    MC MamuJuly 9
    One of the prettiest parks in the NYC center
    Upvoted Jul 26
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJune 11
    Been here 10+ times
    Quirky place filled with interesting characters. A definite must see in NYC.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadApril 30
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best spots in NYC to people watch.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsApril 29
    Great spot to sit and read a book!
  • Daisy
    DaisyApril 27
    Nothing special, good for chess players though
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoApril 18
    One of the prettiest parks in the middle of NYC!
  • Ozgur
    OzgurApril 16
    You never expect to see a Gandhi statue in NYC but there it stands
  • Josue S.
    Josue SotoMarch 15
    Nice clean park
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 18, 2016
    Sit down on the steps and watch people go by.
  • Brighty
    BrightyOctober 15, 2016
    Great to walk around and watch NY life go by
  • Cathy L.
    Cathy LeeOctober 12, 2016
    Farmer's market, holiday market, people watching, playing chess, children's playground
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RutledgeOctober 4, 2016
    Another necessary green oasis in the concrete jungle that is Manhattan. People are reading, eating, meeting, napping and/or keeping cool in the shade. Open 6am-midnite.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurchSeptember 30, 2016
    Love the farmer's market on the weekend. Always really busy so get there early if you want to avoid the lines and crowds.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JenningsSeptember 15, 2016
    Enjoy watching dogs in the dog park ;)
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceSeptember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The west side of the Park is nicer, in my humble opinion.
  • Nikhil V.
    Nikhil VartySeptember 7, 2016
    Busy yet charming
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GidariSeptember 6, 2016
    Beautiful park but with a lot of annoyances. It can get dirty, and the crowd is rough. Wouldn't want to walk through it late at night.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis McDaidSeptember 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's worth watching people work their asses off to avoid losing a chess match. Avoid "the show" though.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AltahonaAugust 24, 2016
    Union Square is a prime place to grab a quick meal, see your favorite band, find a rare book and take in art for free.
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonAugust 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun park. The playground looks amazing.
  • Adad J.
    Adad JosephAugust 4, 2016
    Alot of great street performers are on there and plenty of food spots to choose from around that area
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PetrielloJuly 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    During freshmen year of college, I DREAMED of living near here. Bless the exuberant ignorance of youth.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SantoJuly 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my home away from home. This is my favorite place to be in Manhattan.....
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando RamírezJuly 21, 2016
    It's great!
  • David M.
    David MilbergJuly 13, 2016
    There's always something happening here. Farmer's markets, street performers, the winter market: it's always a great place to walk around
  • SULLY B.
    SULLY BONNELLYJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Fun outdoor space
  • Laura G.
    Laura GormanJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    yeah this is a nice park
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJuly 7, 2016
    Free wi-fi thru the NYC Parks department!
  • Snap Dog
    Snap DogJuly 1, 2016
    Hungry? Get a beef hot dog from one of the Snap Dog vendors at 14th and Broadway or 15th and Union Square West. Oh snap!
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinJune 25, 2016
    Come on Saturday for the Farmers Market
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanJune 23, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Where Midtown meets Lower Manhattan. Famous as the park where socialists in the 1930s used to lecture on soapboxes. (Literally.)
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaJune 13, 2016
    Nice bit of green downtown. Make your purchase at the Greenmarket (or Whole Foods or Trader Joe's) and have a picnic in the park on a nice day.
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DMay 31, 2016
    Best place to place chess
  • SULLY B.
    SULLY BONNELLYMay 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Fun place to walk around, specially on market days!
  • Nhm Tanveer Hossain K.
    Lively, happening and relaxing
  • Dmtiry R.
    Dmtiry RomantsovMay 16, 2016
    This is a beautiful park!
  • Heta S.
    Heta ShethApril 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite parks :)
  • Gajendra D.
    Gajendra DeshmukhApril 12, 2016
    Best park after central park.
  • Régis P.
    Régis PouletApril 6, 2016
    Nice place
  • Burton W.
    Burton WynneApril 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to check this place out!
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  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    great for people watching
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUFebruary 3, 2016
    Free Wifi thru the NYC Parks department!
  • Shane Anne S.
    Shane Anne SabarilloJanuary 31, 2016
    Good for people watching lol
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BorrielloJanuary 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for a snowy stroll
  • D !.
    D !December 27, 2015
    I love Union Square, it's a place with its own magic inside NYC, lots a place to eat and if you like shopping you have Paragon Sports and Babies are us near.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    The markets held here are very good.
  • Mónica A.
    Mónica AsensioDecember 22, 2015
    Christmas Market!!
  • Lina L.
    Lina LanovoiDecember 17, 2015
    Holiday market is always fun
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeteisisDecember 14, 2015
    Nice park with great markets and vendors rotating through.
  • noskos
    noskosDecember 12, 2015
    Great farmer's market!
  • Diego F.
    Diego FDecember 9, 2015
    Great vibe. People like to hang here.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SDecember 3, 2015
    Awesome Christmas market. Love this place. Perfect place for holiday gifts!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonDecember 1, 2015
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday farmers market is the best
  • Silviu B.
    Silviu ButunoiNovember 25, 2015
    The atmosphere is something special. Worth it!
  • Yee L.
    Yee LauNovember 24, 2015
    Love the winter market here!! So many great crafty shops!
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LongobardiNovember 24, 2015
    Great shops during the holidays!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RaghoobarNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite spots in the city. Always have fun people watching and just hanging out in the summer. Always something going on here.
  • Finley B.
    Finley Bomer-LawsonNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The holiday market that goes up in November is wonderfully reminiscent of its European counterparts.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromNovember 12, 2015
    Chess & Chill.
  • Espiranza B.
    Espiranza Bint AbdullaNovember 10, 2015
    A square with alot going on
  • Emiliano S.
    Emiliano SeveroniOctober 28, 2015
    Nice park.
  • Victoria Z.
    Victoria ZelenskayaOctober 25, 2015
    A small park with kids playground
  • Deon D.
    Deon DOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    So many pigeons.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk/sit on the western side - more puppies and less vagrants. Pretty!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerOctober 23, 2015
    So much people watching.
  • Ignacio D.
    Ignacio DominisOctober 17, 2015
    From the stores nearby, to the trees at the park, farmer's market (Wednesday and Friday) and different artists is the perfect place if you want to relax a little bit
  • Jason B.
    Jason Baughman-OpricăOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best people-watching spots in lower Manhattan. Grab a coffee and a book and enjoy the city.
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 2, 2015
    Best farmers market in the world
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BezverkhaOctober 2, 2015
    Not sure how I feel about this so-called park, but the greenmarket is AH-mazing
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LeeSeptember 30, 2015
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzSeptember 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful oasis, like the new green chairs
  • John S.
    John SSeptember 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    People watching and the farm market
  • Christina L.
    Christina LapinskiSeptember 27, 2015
    Looking for this kid have you seen him? his name is Michael veronico, looking for GIRL named Kambi,I will post pic soon of both of them. The went missing, family is worried.. cash reward... NN: bonez
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherSeptember 16, 2015
    Best on Wednesdays & Saturdays for the farmers market. The best in Manhattan!
  • Azmİ R.
    Azmİ R.September 13, 2015
    It's very nice place with lots of outlet shopping malls
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Multiple subway entrances right by the park
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkySeptember 7, 2015
    Greenmarket please!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 28, 2015
    During holiday season, there are tons of great tents with craft gifts.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 28, 2015
    Best farmers market / greenmarket in Manhattan.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 28, 2015
    A great place to spend a weekend afternoon in New York City.
  • New York D.
    New York Dog NannyAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cute little dog run. Sometimes a little stinky. :-)
  • Kaitlyn W.
    Kaitlyn WatsonAugust 22, 2015
    People watching is unparalleled, from occupy protesters to monks to chess tournaments. Excellent afternoon spot with plenty of good food around.
  • AshChante💋
    AshChante💋August 20, 2015
    It's a great place to relax and people watch! There's many great stores in the area as well as fitness classes. I'm a New Yorker & I look forward to going there on a weekly basis💜
  • Marc M.
    Marc MinardoAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Day or Night hands down the most "New York" park in the city.
  • Almira V.
    Almira ValdezAugust 9, 2015
    Great farmers market, great stuff try it:)
  • A D.
    A DelJuly 24, 2015
    People watching and dogs!
  • Signs V.
    Signs VisualJuly 22, 2015
    It's really fun, and relaxing to stroll around this park. When visiting here, do stop by the market, and remember to pick up some honey, and some sweet apple cider (it's delicious). Read more
  • Jason A.
    Jason AnthonyJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    A good park to be in and having a subway station
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinJuly 21, 2015
    Park closed Midnight to 6 am
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's feels great sitting on the stairs or lawn with a cup of coffee. Great for hours of people watching. Stop to look at the statues. Most people don't even notice them.
  • Marlon G.
    Marlon GayleJuly 17, 2015
    Talk about culture diversity
  • laura r.
    laura ramirezJuly 17, 2015
    Love it here especially when the holidays arrive the place looks beautiful because it gets decorated and there's small things to look at there's always something fun to watch or buy
  • jiresell
    jiresellJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great city park. Lots of people, farmers market and shopping and restaurants surround the place. Also great for catching the subway in any direction.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonJuly 6, 2015
    Smallish but pretty. And much busier than similar parks, like Madison Square Park, which is prettier and has Shake Shack.
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeJuly 4, 2015
    Lay in the park. Eat strawberries from the market. Watch the leaves. Dream.
  • CrisyFrank
    CrisyFrank3 weeks ago
    Es uno de nuestros parques favoritos, esta lleno de monumentos, puedes jugar ajedrez con los locales y comprar productos frescos y de granja en el Greenmarket. En navidad el parque es aun mas bonito.
  • Ульяна О.
    Прекрасный парк! Ручные белочки повсюду скачут. Рядом фермерский рынок.
  • Ana P.
  • Koko P.
    Koko PelliFebruary 9
    Loin de la foule de touristes on se retrouve au milieu des New Yorkais on se pose et on observe, on contemple
  • Сид
    СидDecember 24, 2016
    Очень интересно гулять с семьёй да и в одиночку тоже!❤️️
  • Nico P.
    Nico ParragaOctober 11, 2016
    Absolutamente todo es bueno aquí!
  • Jean F.
    Jean FranciscoSeptember 4, 2016
    Uma pausa para ver alguma apresentação de rua, sentar, descansar, admirar o local!
  • Florian C.
    Florian CordillotAugust 6, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    🇫🇷 - Un peu de verdure dans cette jungle urbaine !
  • Laura
    LauraApril 17, 2016
    Ne manquez pas le marché du samedi : les producteurs de la région se donnent rendez-vous et vous proposent leurs produits locaux.
  • João C.
    João CoelhoMarch 21, 2016
    Local com bastante bom ambiente e cultura.
  • Antonio Luiz
    Antonio LuizSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ótimo parque, muita coisa acontece lá, visite preferencialmente em dia de feira, quintas e sábados
  • Julyane L.
    Julyane LimaSeptember 6, 2015
    Lugar muito bom para passar o tempo
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Agradável descanso.
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