Where to Enjoy Public Seating in Union Square Park


Enjoy New Bistro Furniture Daily in Four Public Seating Areas

Public seating in Union Square's plazas are back. This year the Union Square Partnership invested in new furniture for our public seating areas, which are managed daily by our Clean Team.

Hold a morning meeting outside, enjoy your lunch from your favorite #USQEats spot, or bring a book from Barnes & Noble or Strand Bookstore to read. Find a seat in the sun, or find shade under our blue umbrellas.

Broadway Pedestrian Plaza

On Broadway between 17th Street and 18th Street, enjoy a corridor of tables and chairs lined by planters filled with #USQBlooms. Plus, located in the center, get a charge at our solar-powered phone charging station.


West Side Seating Area

Enter the park on the 16th Street Transverse and you'll find the West Side Seating Area tucked away beneath beautiful park trees. Here is one of the quieter seating areas to enjoy, with chirping birds as the soundtrack. This summer, stop by from 12 - 1:30 PM for Lunchtime Jazz by The New School as part of our Citi Summer in the Square series.


16th Street Transverse

Directly across from the Abraham Lincoln Statue you'll find seating with a view of the main lawn, Evelyn's Playground and plenty of #USQBlooms.


James Fountain

An inlet on the West Plaza, closest to 15th Street, you'll find the James Fountain seating area. Enjoy a view of the Greenmarket on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays. Plus, located at its edge is our second solar-powered charging station.