NYC Parks

Union Square Park

Park and Plaza
Union Square, New York
  • This park is famous for their people watching. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • 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)
552 Tips and reviews
  • people watching
  • holiday market
  • greenmarket
  • chess
  • street art
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  • Karen
    Karen1 week ago
    Been here 50+ times
    This is a very small park. If you have a dog, there's a small dog park inside!
  • Sheena
    Sheena3 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Great lunch spot and the farmer's market is amazing. Also a lot of characters for better or worse
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelDecember 14, 2017
    One of my favorite places in manhattan!
  • Joury I.
    Joury IbrahimNovember 26, 2017
    One of the best squares during the weekend. Open markets here are great
  • Tom C.
    Tom CoatesNovember 2, 2017
    The days with the Farmer’s market are particularly good.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillOctober 8, 2017
    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.
    Apostolos SamarasSeptember 25, 2017
    Great fun and relaxing spot.
  • Darlene O.
    Darlene OrtizAugust 31, 2017
    Nice place to sit before, after work or during lunch :-)
  • D F.
    D FAugust 20, 2017
    Walk south by Gramercy for lots of non chain cafe and restaurants
  • MC M.
    MC MamuJuly 9, 2017
    One of the prettiest parks in the NYC center
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJune 11, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Quirky place filled with interesting characters. A definite must see in NYC.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadApril 30, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best spots in NYC to people watch.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsApril 29, 2017
    Great spot to sit and read a book!
  • Daisy
    DaisyApril 27, 2017
    Nothing special, good for chess players though
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoApril 18, 2017
    One of the prettiest parks in the middle of NYC!
  • Ozgur
    OzgurApril 16, 2017
    You never expect to see a Gandhi statue in NYC but there it stands
  • Josue S.
    Josue SotoMarch 15, 2017
    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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