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Furnished Apartments in Union Square

Union Square Serviced Apartments for Rent

Union Square is a famous intersection and popular neighbourhood located in Manhattan, New York City. It is situated at the site where Fourth Avenue and Broadway merged back in the early 19th century. The present park is bordered by 14th Street and 17th Street along with Union Square West and East. 17th Street connects Park Avenue South and Broadway. The Flatiron District lies next to the Union Square neighbourhood while other neighbouring localities include the posh areas of Greenwich Village, East Village, Chelsea and Gramercy Park. No wonder Union Square furnished apartments are greatly in demand from corporate and leisure travellers alike. 

The eastern half of the locality hosts the four imposing Zeckendorf Towers and the southern side has the One Union Square South building which has the digital clock called Metronome. The park has amazing art strewn across it including statues of several icons. 

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Where to Stay in Union Square NYC

There are various Union Square serviced apartments in NYC that travellers prefer. Union Square South is a preferred place to stay for its charming ambience and locational benefits along with 14th Street, 2nd Avenue and Union Square East. East 19th Street is another favoured location for people to stay here.

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Facts About Union Square

A few handy facts about Union Square are given below for your perusal:

  • Union Square has been a key gathering spot for almost 170 years spanning entertainment, political, labour, commercial and recreational events. 
  • The name derives from the location at the intersection/union of the Bowery Road (4th Avenue now) and Bloomingdale Road (Broadway now). 
  • Union Square was publicly opened in 1839 and drew inspiration from the fashionable residential neighbourhoods of London for its grounds, lush greenery and pathways. 
  • It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1997 by the United States Department of the Interior. 
  • The park was once a burial ground for poor citizens. 
  • In the mid-19th century, it became one of NYC’s most exclusive suburbs that were occupied by wealthy residents. 
  • The very first Labor Day parade took place here in 1882 (5th September) with workers moving here from City Hall. 
  • The first Earth Day celebration also took place here on 22nd August, 1970. 
  • A full-sized battleship of the US Navy was stationed here for three years in the past. 
  • The George Washington statue here is the oldest one out of the collection of statues in NYC’s parks. 
  • The area was also the very first commercial theater district of the New York City. 

Cost of Living in Union Square  

Being a fashionable and highly coveted neighborhood, Union Square has always been expensive to live in. The median home price in the entire stretch is approximately $1,527,800 and the cost of living is higher than the average NYC figures by 44%. The average cost of living is higher than the national average by close to 70% while income tax of the New York State is anyway higher than the national average by 62%. Restaurants and other establishments may command varying prices although a fine dining destination will charge more than a more comfortable and intimate property. 

Tips for Visiting Union Square 

It can sometimes be daunting for travellers to visit new destinations abroad and some tips always help in lessening the anxiety levels. 

  • Union Square Park has several attractive neighbourhoods surrounding it including the Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village and the East Village. 
  • You can easily access the 4, 5, 6, N, L, R and Q trains for reaching the place. 
  • The Metronome and Countdown Clock is arguably the biggest landmark of the area on 14th Street and is officially called The Passage
  • The other attraction here involves the public art displays and sculptures of famous personalities including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. 
  • The Talwar Gallery off the eastern side showcases some amazing Indian subcontinent creations including several prominent names. 
  • The Webster Hall, Irving Plaza and Daryl Roth Theatre all have several entertainment options worth catching. 

Things to Do in Union Square

Travellers venturing out of their Union Square serviced apartments in NYC will naturally find a plethora of things to do in the neighbourhood. 

Q. What are the most popular things to do in Union Square? 

Some of the most popular activities in Union Square include the following:

  • Visit the charming Union Square Park, a historic venue for gatherings and the Greenmarket every week on Mondays, Fridays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, offering food, produce and more. 
  • Check out the famous Strand Book Store that has been around for 9 decades and advertises its collection of 18 miles of books. Finding rare editions may be commoner here than you think. 
  • Take a trip to Forbidden Planet, taking in the delightful collection of graphic novels, sci-fi novels and comics along with collectibles, toys, action figures and a lot more. 
  • Fishs Eddy is a great place to check out local flatware, glassware, tablecloths, mugs, dishes and a lot more. 

Q. What are some free things to do in Union Square? 

There are several equally delightful things to do on a tight budget as well. 

  • Check out the beautiful Metronome and Countdown Clock which is the highlight of Union Square, installed in the year 1999. Reading this clock is a fun activity in itself. 
  • Get yourself down to the Gramercy Park nearby and check out free public shows at the Players Club. 

Q. What are some family-friendly things to do in Union Square? 

Here are some family-friendly things to do in Union Square: 

  • Check out Academy Records with your family, traversing through nostalgic and vast collections of records covering jazz, rock, classical music and more. 
  • Sit down for a bite at the Union Square Café, the famous Danny Meyer spearheaded the establishment in the 1980s. 
  • The Greenmarket can be accessed with the whole family for a spot of shopping, delicious food and general entertainment. 
  • Plan a picnic at Union Square Park with your folks for enjoying the lush greenery and lovely weather alike. 

Places to Visit in Union Square

There are several places worth visiting in Union Square. Here are some of the ones that you should check out. 

  • Eataly - An Italian paradise in the heart of town, Eataly is the specialized food emporium by Mario Batali. Offering everything from pasta and pizza to sandwiches and more, you will love the trip here. 
  • Union Square Wine and Spirits - This store has a vast wine selection that draws connoisseurs in huge numbers. In fact, it has one of the biggest spirits collections in all of New York City. 
  • Flatiron Building - The Flatiron Building is one of New York City’s most iconic and famous structures, having opened at the start of the 20th century. It is one of the most architecturally appealing structures that you will find in the city. 
  • Rubin Museum of Art - The Rubin Museum of Art is where you will find several delightful shows and rotating art collections along with a bevvy of other special events. 
  • Yeshiva University Museum - This museum emphasizes majorly on Jewish artwork, artefacts and more. New exhibits are presented periodically for visitors here. 
  • Museum of Sex - This is one of the most uniquely themed museums that you will find. The museum offers a whole new dimension on sexual practices throughout the ages along with offering exhibits including sex devices and more. 
  • Vineyard Theatre - One of the most popular theatre venues off-Broadway, this place has earned a reputation for its radically thought-provoking and compelling productions over the years.  

Places to Eat in Union Square 

Union Square is home to several wonderful restaurants and dining establishments. Here’s taking a look at some of them: 

  • Ainsworth Park 
  • Aldea
  • BLT Fish Shack
  • Blue Water Grill
  • The Fourth
  • Devi 
  • Gotham Bar & Grill 
  • Old Town Bar & Grill 
  • The Grey Dog 
  • The Pavilion
  • Patsy’s Pizzeria
  • Union Square Café
  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Vapiano
  • Tarallucci ei Vino
  • Village Taverna

Street Food in Union Square

When you’re on the move, you will find a variety of delicious street eats in and around Union Square. Here’s covering some of the most popular establishments. 

  • Dos Toros Taqueria
  • Breads Bakery
  • Murray’s Bagels
  • La Maison du Croque Monsieur
  • Vanessa’s Dumplings
  • Rainbow Falafel and Shawarma

Shopping in Union Square 

Union Square is packed with shopping destinations for shopaholics and enthusiasts alike. Here’s taking a look at the same: 

  • Union Square Greenmarket (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) 
  • Union Square Holiday Market
  • Strand Book Store
  • Forbidden Planet 
  • New York Costumes
  • Flight Club
  • Nordstrom Rack 
  • Paragon Sports
  • Adorama

Transportation in Union Square  

The Union Square Station is situated at 14th Street and Fourth Avenue in the Lower Manhattan area. There are multiple entrances and exits that you will find here and it is situated beneath Union Square Park. This is the best connection for Grand Central Station and Penn Station. 

Here are all the connecting train lines from the Union Square Station:

  • 4 Line – Lexington Avenue Express: From Woodlawn Avenue Station in the Bronx to New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • 5 Line – Lexington Avenue Express: From Eastchester-Dyre Avenue / 233 Street in the Bronx to Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College/ Nostrand Avenue. It is an express train. 
  • 6 Line – Lexington Avenue Local: From Pelham Bay Park / Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall /Centre Street in Manhattan. Stops at each station in the Bronx. 
  • L Line – 14th Street Canarsie Local: From 8 Avenue / 14 Street in Manhattan to Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway / Glenwood Road in Brooklyn
  • N Line – Broadway Express: From Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard /31 Street to Coney Island Stillwell / Surf Avenue in Brooklyn
  • Q Line – Second Avenue Broadway Express: From 96 Street / 2 Avenue in Manhattan to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue / Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.
  • W line – Broadway Local: From Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard / 31 Street in Queens to Whitehall Street Broadway in Manhattan. Trains are available solely on weekdays. 

Weather in Union Square 

New York City, as you may already know, hosts various weather conditions throughout the year. The Fall is the best time to visit for the lovely foliage and accompanying natural beauty all around. Union Square Park will come alive during this time along with Central Park. The month of September or particularly October would be a great time to visit. Temperatures go down radically in the winter months although Christmas and New Year celebrations are a sight worth beholding in NYC. At the same time, summers are ideal for catching several famous events the weather is quite hot and humid during this period.