In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Union Square Partnership and The Pavilion restaurant joined forces to honor local veterans receiving services at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System at our second annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon. To give thanks for the service of the men and women from all branches of the military in attendance, USP and The Pavilion sponsored the luncheon, which included an achievement ceremony for those who best exemplify mental health recovery at the VA’s Mental Health Clinic. “The Union Square Partnership is proud to work with the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System in our area,” said Jennifer Falk, Executive Director of the Union Square Partnership. “As part of our role serving the Union Square-14th Street community, we connect our local business community with key partners in the area and this annual luncheon is a small token of our deep appreciation of the work that the VA does day in and day out to support those who have served our country.”
The luncheon took place at the Manhattan Clubhouse, a recovery-oriented space dedicated to helping veterans socialize, learn new skills, and connect with other vets in order to work towards mental health recovery. Over 80 veterans who demonstrated outstanding progress in furthering their recoveries were acknowledged for their service at the luncheon. The Partnership hopes to continue connecting our local businesses with community organizations. Special thanks to The Pavilion for providing each veteran with healthy boxed lunches. As we all set off for a long Fourth of July weekend, please keep in mind all of the heroic men and women who have served our country!
New York City’s ban on single- use Styrofoam containers begins tomorrow, July 1, 2015. As we reported in January, the ban specifically applies to expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, which is not recyclable and harmful to the environment. These items will be banned Continue reading
Online men’s fashion powerhouse Bonobos opened their flagship retail location last week on Fifth Avenue, just one block west of Union Square Park. Bonobos on Fifth is the largest Guideshop from the company, with over 4,000 square feet of space for customers to see, touch, and try on clothing before purchasing online. It’s the perfect way to see the latest styles and test out the various fits before taking the plunge online. The store features personal guides that can help you find the perfect article of clothing, and even assist with ordering directly from the store. For the ladies, Racked NY reports that the new store has an entire section dedicated to the company’s women’s brand AYR.
On Monday, a rainbow of color greeted commuters on East 17th Street off Union Square Park at the Citi Bike docks. In celebration of this month’s pride, the company festively-wrapped 200 bicycles in bright colors. New Yorkers can catch a glimpse of the rainbow-colored bikes not just on the city streets, but also along the Pride March parade route this Sunday (June 28th) down Fifth Avenue. As a thriving transit hub, Union Square continues to be one of the most used Citi Bike locations in the bicycle share system. Be sure to keep an eye out for these brightly colored bikes as they roll through the neighborhood!
Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing day barbecuing, take advantage of amazing deals, or spend the evening on a trendy rooftop bar, we’ve got the ultimate guide to July 4th in the Union Square neighborhood. Continue reading
This Friday, June 26th, join us and our partners at the Union Square Greenmarket for “Seafood Fest.” Introduced two years ago, Greenmarket Night Markets bring the same great farm products that visitors flock to Union Square to enjoy, alongside prepared food, live music, and beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. USP will be in the market from 4 PM – 8 PM with information and schedules for Summer in the Square. Stop by and score a free umbrella for the stormy summer nights (while supplies last).
To kick-off the very first Summer in the Square day, Union Square Eye Care is hosting a special Pop-Up Optical Shop this Thursday, June 18th. Stop by the Union Square Eye Continue reading