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New York Daily Photo: Union Square
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Saturday, 24 March 2007

Union Square

This is Union Square at night from 14th Street looking north. Union Square is the nexus of Broadway, Park Avenue South, 4th Avenue, 14th & 17th Streets, University Place, Union Square East and West - with Union Square Park as its centerpiece. It is a major subway station with 8 train lines (note the pagoda entrance bottom center). Union Square is its own neighborhood/district with a breadth and depth of services that are hard to match. On the photo left, we have Union Square West - there you find various retailers and several notable restaurants such as Republic, the Coffee Shop, Blue Water Grill and the Union Square Cafe (16th Street). The open area also on the left is the home of the famed Union Square Greenmarket which operates three days a week. On the north side (photo top) there is the city's largest Barnes and Noble superstore (occupying the entire 6-story, restored, former Century Building) and the W Hotel at Union Square. In the Park itself, we have the restaurant Luna Park, the Gandhi statue, dog runs and playgrounds Just out of the frame on the far right is the first big development on the Square - Zeckendorf Towers. On the south side, from where the photo was taken, there is the Virgin Atlantic Megastore, Filene's, a new behemoth Whole Foods market and the public artpiece Metronome. A myriad of other retailers, services and street vendors (such as Joe Ades) dot the perimeter of the park and the sidestreets. In this blog alone, I have done 9 posts which involve Union Square - note the links throughout this posting ...


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