1. You Can See 172 Years Worth Of This Fascinating History By Strolling Around the Park’s Perimeter

union square plaqueA plaque showing Union Square’s George Washington statue

Look down as you walk around the park’s outside and you’ll see artistic bronze plaques depicting significant scenes from Union Square’s rich history and the Labor Movement. The art sequence was created by Gregg LeFevre in 2002, and capture moments from the past 172 years. We previously took pictures of and described the plaques here.

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