Union Square - Gramercy, New York City

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    Big Onion Walking Tours

    by ForestqueenNYC Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    Big Onion Walking Tours gives walking tours around New York.

    Here is a partial list of some of the tours, but it is better to click on the website.

    Immigrant New York
    The Upper West Side
    Historic Harlem
    Brooklyn Bridge & Heights
    SoHo & NoLiTa
    Greenwich Village
    Park Slope
    Central Park
    The East Village
    Revolutionary New York
    Times Square
    The Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour
    The Financial District
    Gramercy Park & Union Square
    The Jewish East Side
    Gangs of New York
    Halloween Weekend in Green-Wood Cemetery

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  • Intellectual side of America..

    by mehbos37 Written Apr 8, 2004

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    Union Square

    I enjoyed Union Square very much as it has a different atmosphere which you notice easily...

    There were demonstrations against the government and squirrels runnning under your feet..

    I am totally against Double -U team btw..
    I hate them as they refuse to sign Kyoto treaty and I hate them to play wise guy despite they know so little about the rest of the world..

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    french influence - Gramery Park

    by buffymaus Written Jan 21, 2004
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    Gramercy Park has been my favorite area in NYC. It contains lovely colourful mansions with french influence. You don't really feel like being in a huge city! You will also find the only private park in Gramercy Park, where only the residents of the mansions are allowed to go in there.

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    french influence - Gramery Park

    by buffymaus Written Jan 21, 2004
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    Gramercy Park has been my favorite area in NYC. It contains lovely colourful mansions with french influence. You don't really feel like being in a huge city! You will also find the only private park in Gramercy Park, where only the residents of the mansions are allowed to go in there.

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    Union Square up to Gramercy Park

    by stmlnyc Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Union Square Park

    One of my favorite areas has to be Union Square...the area has wonderful architecture with a youthful and vibrant feel. Visit the Barnes and Noble bookstore next to Union Square park, one of the prettiest designed bookstores.

    A walk up to Gramercy Park is rich in history. The classical architecture brings you back to old New York...see the Flatiron Building and the society buildings near Gramercy Park.

    Although Madison Square Park can get a bit wild with its resident homeless, the park is lovely, especially during the spring and summer. Notice the statue of William Seward, Secretary of State responsible for buying Alaska; the body was actually that of Abraham Lincoln.

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    • Architecture

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    Union Square

    by acemj Written Sep 2, 2003

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    This area between Broadway and Park (14th-17th Sts.) is full of interesting architectural and mainly publishing and advertising companies. You'll also find some posh hotels, interesting shops and stylish residences. This photo shows the park that is literally Union Square, but the term refers to the whole area.

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    December in Union Square

    by penpoison Updated Aug 27, 2003

    Union Square has a couple of things going on there during the month of December. First of all there are some outdoor stalls that are selling unique items that you wouldn't find in normal stores aka stuff from just about all over world. I found a little ceramic tagine that I initially saw in Morocco. Second is the Greenmarket where the local farms in the area come into the city to sell their produce among other things on alternate days.

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    Union Square

    by dracko Updated Aug 4, 2003

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    And this is how the magic happens???

    Union Squre is small park in the middle of lower Manhattan, between 14th and 17th St. It's surrounded by a multitude of shops, from small mom & pop variety to big national chains..

    The park itself is nice, lots of green, pleasant tree and bench-lined alleys, a small children's playground, and the everpresent pigeons and squirrels that seem to be afraid of no one. Every Saturday there's a farmers market in the square - produce and flowers galore!

    The facade of one of the buildings on the South side of the square has been... redecorated. Not quite sure what it's supposed to represent, but it's interesting, nonetheless...

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    Union Square

    by darthmilmo Written Oct 26, 2002

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    There are several subway lines that cross in the beautiful Union Square. Get off the subway and walk downtown towards NYU and Greenwich Village; or head uptown to the Empire State building, Madison square, and the Flat Iron Building. There are far too many options. For those that love markets, there is a good vegetable market with killer aromas in Union Square.

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    Union Square

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 25, 2010
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    one of the popular areas in the lower middle part of New York Bordering the flat iron district in the north.

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    • Road Trip
    • Hiking and Walking

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