Assist Those in Need with Volunteer Snow Removal Project

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Winter weather has officially arrived in NYC. We would like to give a huge thank you to the Union Square Clean Team who has been working tirelessly to supplement the City’s clearing efforts.  Our team has been spreading ice melt, and clearing snow from crosswalks, catch basins, and around fire hydrants. We have requested that our businesses and property owners remain vigilant and work with us to clear in front of their properties so Union Square remains safe and accessible.

Additionally, the weather makes it difficult for some of our senior citizens living with Continue reading

Score a Touchdown Super Bowl Sunday!

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Sunday, February 1st restaurants and bars throughout the Union Square district will be showcasing the 49th Annual Super Bowl. Whether you’re cheering on the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, the neighborhood has all the hot spots to get in on the game. Hosting your own Super Bowl Party at home? We’ve got an array of delicious catering options in the area to make everyone feel like a champion!

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We suggest calling ahead to reserve your spot. Continue reading

Union Square Pedestrian Count Climbs to 383,000 Visitors*

2014 Pedestrian CountThe Union Square Partnership analyzes and promotes visitor activity by conducting pedestrian and bicycle counts every two years over several Fridays and Saturdays in July.
Working with BFJ Planning, counts were taken from 8 AM to 10 PM at 26 locations around Union Square Park. To gain the most accurate account of how many people move through Continue reading

Darrow’s Brings Farm Fresh Takeout to Union Square

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Bringing core values like quality, service, and authenticity to their menu items, Darrow’s healthy and delicious fare is now available at their newly-opened Union Square location at 115 East 18th Street. Every meal is customizable, offering the chance to fine tune their killer combinations like the Stress Relief Plate which includes rainbow chard, smashed Continue reading

Union Square Restaurateur Starring in Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant”

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‘wichcraft Co-Founder Jeffrey Zurofsky with USP Executive Director Jennifer Falk at the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square in Union Square Park, September 2014

Bravo’s new series “Best New Restaurant debuts tomorrow, hosted by Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio, and starring ‘wichcraft Co-Founder (and Union Square Partnership Board Member) Jeffrey Zurofsky. Colicchio and Zurofsky will join Blackboard Eats founder Maggie Nemser, giving viewers an inside look at the competitive world of the restaurant industry. Sixteen of the nation’s hottest new restaurants go up against each other in a series of challenges to determine which provides the best top-to-bottom experience.

Jeffrey Zurofsky’s ‘wichcraft is a loyal supporter of the Union Square neighborhood, participating in the park’s annual Harvest in the Square food and wine benefit. Zurofsky also serves on the Board of Directors for the Union Square Partnership.

Find out more about the show at bravotv.com, and be sure to catch Best New Restaurant Wednesdays at 10 PM EST.

Centro Latest Digital Media Company to Move to Union Square

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Last week, the Commercial Observer reported digital advertising and media management software developer Centro Inc. leased two full floors at 841 Broadway, one block south of Union Square Park and a few floors up from Max Brenner’s chocolate paradise. Centro Inc. is the latest tech company to find a home in the neighborhood, joining Mashable, BuzzFeed, Urban Compass, and host of other companies. The lease brings 841 Broadway to full occupancy.

5 Things To Do This MLK Day Weekend in Union Square

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1. Discover Historic Union Square on our Free Walking Tour
This Saturday, meet us in front of the Lincoln statue 2 PM for a free guided walking tour entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.

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2. Watch Selma at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 Theater
 Selma is a poignant drama chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights in an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Please check the Regal Union Square website to find various showtimes throughout the weekend. Continue reading