Union Square Park Greenmarket

After spending an hour in the Flatiron District, I eventually made it back to Union Square to get my shopping done. When I arrived at the Union Square subway station entrance, I instantly had a great view of the building with the giant Metronome on the front of it. This 62-foot-wide 15-digit electronic clock is one of the city’s most intriguing public pieces of art as far as I am concerned.

No matter how many times I am near this clock, I always find myself stopping for a minute to check it out. And on this day, I decided to do a quick Microsoft Bing search to get some updated info on the clock, which I found fascinating.

Upon consuming this new information, I started walking up 6th Ave with the famed #Marriott Union Square hotel in my direct view on the way to the Greenmarket. Note: When you are in this area, you must pay close attention while crossing the street because there’s usually heavy bicycle traffic and folks riding electric scooters everywhere.

Finally, I made it inside Union Square Park, where the Greenmarket was taking place, and quickly began shopping and conversating with several local vendors.

Without a doubt, I enjoyed speaking with many of the passionate entrepreneurs and their team members. I admire their enthusiastic selling styles and the unique stories several shared during our dealings.

Then, while walking around picking up stuff I needed and a few things that I probably did not need, suddenly, I felt the urge to stop and move off to the side to appreciate this moment. When doing so, I became fully present and drifted in a state of flow.

I stood there listening intently to the sound of the footsteps of the people walking by, gently tapping on the ground, along with lively chatter and looks of blissfulness on their faces as they passed right by me.

On top of that, I could even smell the lovely scent of the flowers nearby, mixed in with a beautiful aroma coming from the street vendors as they cooked their delicious food and served customers.

As you might expect, all of this made me hungry, so I eased over to a hot dog stand, purchased a frank with sauerkraut and spicy mustard, then proceeded to sit down at a table in the middle street underneath a blue umbrella.

It just so happen that where I was sitting was near one of the Lego Group NYC makeshift playing stations. Indeed, it was cool to sit back and watch parents take pictures of their children, laugh, and have such a fun time.

With my tummy now full, it was time to head back home. On the stroll over to the train station, I came upon a thought-provoking sign that made me pause and process its message. If you are curious, take a look at the photo below — food for thought.

Well, friends, that concludes this weekend’s posts. I trust you enjoyed our time together in Union Square Park and the Flatiron District. The pleasure was all mine. 😊

Until next time, have a relaxing Sunday and a fantastic week ahead. Let’s go!

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Anthony Sledge

I have an insatiable appetite for learning, helping people, and donating my time and human capital to important causes that have a meaningful impact on society.