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UNION SQUARE

union squareUnion Square is the area from 14th St to 17th St between Broadway/4th Ave and Park Ave. The neighborhoods surrounding the square are Greenwich Village, The Flatiron, Chelsea and Gramercy Park.

 

Many of the buildings in the area are part of NYU University or the New School for Social Research. There is a large subway station located in the center which serves as a transfer point to almost any line in the city and can be accessed both by lift and stairs from 6 different locations throughout the Square the trains running through are the 4,5,6 line and the L,N,Q and R From these lines transfers are available to virtually any destination in the city. Historically Union Square has always been a gathering place for both markets and political rallies.

 

Beginning in the mid 1800s when development of Manhattan began to extend past the Bowery as more affluent people were looking for places to build their mansions the square was established as both a meeting place for both rich and poor with daily markets and tea stands where people would congregate to discuss the events of both the day and the nation.

 

 As development evolved so did the Square with pavement being laid and sculptures and fountains introduced in the late 1800's. By the time the mid 1900's rolled in the area which was once largely residential had turned commercial and has remained so ever since. Currently Union Square is a very popular place to hang out and eat lunch while watching the never-ending parade of students,buskers ,dancers,rappers mothers with babies and preachers who come to perform, speak or just relax and take in the diversity of the city. 

 

There are drum circles,chanting sessions and interactive magic shows as well as scheduled city organized programs happening daily. In addition to all this there is the best greenmarket in the city every Monday Wednesday,Friday and Saturday with fresh produce both organic and non organic as well as locally grown herbs and flowers, handcrafted wines and honeys meat and eggs from farms in Upstate NY,Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition there is a daily art market and over the holidays from November 22 till December 24th a massive craft and wares market which sells some of the most unique and amazing creations to be found from all over the world.

 

There are incredible shops, fantastic cafes, and the cities best supermarket chain Whole Foods all just in the few blocks surrounding the square. While walking around be sure not to miss the Silver Andy Warhol Statue, The Gandhi sculpture and many others. Daytime or evening time this safe and exciting area is a wonderful place to explore.

 

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East Village Suite C

Gramercy Park

East 18th Street 

 

 

 

PLACES TO CHECK OUT
Bowlmore Lanes
Rubin Museum
Museum of Sex
The Strand Bookshop
Grace Church
The Cooper Union



PLACES TO EAT
Max Brenner
Spice
Dos Toros
Rosa Mexicano
Gotham Bar and Grill
Tocqueville
Jivamukti Cafe
Taralucci E Vino
Brother Jimmys BBQ