Last Weekend to Shop the Holiday Market

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For all of our last-minute gifters, this is the last weekend to shop the Union Square Holiday Market before it closes next Wednesday, December 24th. Find unique art, handmade crafts, local food at this world-famous Holiday Market. Vendors vary from Lineposters who make products featuring modern, stylized interpretations of iconic city transit systems to Spices and Tease who offer a variety of homemade spices, peppers, seeds, herbs and imported teas that you can choose from.

Stop by the Union Square Holiday Market Weekdays from 11 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM.  Also on Saturday while in the Park, stop by our free historic walking tour of Union Square. The tour is hosted by Big Onion Walking Tours, and meets every Saturday at 2 PM in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue along the 16th Street transverse.

BuzzFeed to Take Office Space in Union Square

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BuzzFeed’s 2012 New York Headquarters Photo: Drew Anthony Smith via The Huffington Post

This morning the New York Post reported that viral media and listicle site BuzzFeed has signed a lease for 194,000 square feet at 225 Park Avenue South, just one block north of Union Square Park. According to the Post, BuzzFeed is to create 475 jobs in the neighborhood in exchange for New York State tax incentives. The  media company joins several other notable tech firms, such as Urban Compass and Mashable, drawn to the neighborhood’s accessibility and livability.

Enjoy This Middle Eastern Winter Treat at Mighty Pie

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Tina Fineberg for The New York Times

It’s called sachlav and it is a delicious thick milk treat being served at Mighty Pie.  Florence Fabricant profiled the recipe today in The New York Times.  To make your own, the article has the following recipe:

Dissolve 3 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/4 cup of milk, then stir into 1 3/4 cups of milk in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer so it thickens. Sweeten with sugar or honey, which I prefer, and add orange flower water to taste. Divide into two cups and finish with toppings…

If you want to try the drink before making it or simply prefer to purchase it, stop by Mighty Pie just off Union Square West in Union Square Park (right across from Blue Water Grill).  Save $1 by using your District Deal.

Support Union Square this #GivingTuesday

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. And today, #GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to giving back. Celebrate generosity with a gift to the Union Square!

Your support is critical to the programs and ongoing maintenance that makes Union Square Park the dynamic, world-class public space it is today. Your donation will support the activation and beautification of Union Square Park.

#SupportUSQ for #GivingTuesday today.

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