Union Square NYC: Neighborhood, Park & Farmer's Market

From a bustling farmer's market to break dancers to protest rallies to live music venues, Union Square is a lively neighborhood known for its 6.5-acre namesake pedestrian park and popular subway stop. Stretching from 14th Street to 17th Street, and from Union Square East (Fourth Avenue/Park Avenue South) to University Place, Union Square is no stranger to action, nightlife, and fun community events happening all year long. Expect to find an eclectic collection of dog walkers, department stores, the 90-year old Strand Bookstore, plenty of live shows at Webster Hall and Irving Plaza, and the ever-so-popular Greenmarket, featuring fresh produce, artisan foods, crafts, and homemade objects. Union Square is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch, sightsee, shop, and take in the dynamic city culture.