There’s a lot of action in Union Square’s namesake park, where dog lovers and chess players strut their stuff, activists speak their minds and break-dancers and skateboarders spin and shred. It’s the site of the much-loved Union Square Holiday Market and a year-round Greenmarket (open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). The surrounding neighborhood contains the historic and massive Strand Bookstore, plus storied concert venues Webster Hall and Irving Plaza. If you swing by, you’ll never be bored.
This hub of downtown activity offers public art, shopping and live music.
Enjoy a Flatiron smorgasbord for lunch on the Flatiron Food, Architecture & History Tour! Enjoy, food, fun with some interesting history scattered throughout. It's a great way to explore and enjoy some of New York’s best and most unique food stops! See two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods: Flatiron & Union Square. On this tour you will enjoy 6 tastings including one classic New York burger.
Wine is obviously the focus of this Union Square destination, but the actual space is many things: a wine-centric restaurant, where sommeliers, chefs, winemakers and drinkers come together to share a love of wine; a place to take classes for fun and to prepare you for a professional career in wine; an event space where you can host dinners and parties; and a wine bar for meeting up and enjoying brunch, dinner, dessert, clambakes or cocktails.
A Union Square stalwart, the Village Taverna’s wide-open, sunny dining room, with floor-to-ceiling windows made for people-watching, is almost as big a draw as its massive menu of traditional Greek entrees and desserts—like tzatziki, mousaka, chicken souvlaki, gyro and more, served in large, family-style portions.
The croque monsieur—a ham, cheese and béchamel sauce–filled grilled sandwich that’s a staple of the French dinner table—is the star of the show at this dedicated eatery, which offers a menu full of sweet, savory and trendy variations on the sandwich (like a version with smoked mozzarella and truffle oil).
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein coauthored this musical comedy, based on the 2005 indie film hit of the same name. A young man (aided by a wise, witty drag queen) saves his family’s struggling shoe business by producing sexy women’s shoes…for men.