Union Square Park

A small piece of green in Manhattan, where you can hide from a noisy city.

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Union Square Park is a National Historic Landmark situated in the heart of New York. It was opened to the public in 1839 and then its landscape was redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1872.

Many political, entertaining and commercial events took place in Union Square Park. Among them are the first Labor Day celebration (1882), workers’ rallies of the 1930s, and the first and up to the present following Earth days. One can find statues of the honored outstanding men in the park: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, and Marquis de Lafayette.

Today Union Square Park is a modern place where you can play with your children, take your pets for a walk, refresh and have a snack and, naturally, surf the Internet. Besides you can take part in various festivals usually held in the park.

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Union Square, Manhattan
  Published ID19639

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