BuzzFeed to Take Office Space in Union Square


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


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

 giving tuesday

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.


#ShopSmall in Union Square Tomorrow!

Today as you’re tackling the racks of your favorite big retailer, remember to save some for the little guy this year during Small Business Saturday.  Small businesses significantly contribute back to the local economy in jobs and neighborhood investment.

So what little guys can you support in Union Square? Below is a list of retailers who need your love.  (Psst: Many of these guys have offers in our District Deals)

16th Street Massage Studio, 108 East 16th Street, #503 (District Deal Available!)
Atmanada, 67 Irving Place (District Deal Available!)
Beyond Sushi, 229 East 14th Street
Cevich, 21 East 15th Street (District Deal Available!)
Coffee Shop, 29 Union Square West
Dos Toros, 137 4th Avenue
Jivamukti, 841 Broadway 2nd floor (District Deal Available!)
Namaste Bookshop, 2 West 14th Street (District Deal Available!)
Nimble Fitness,42 East 12th Street (District Deal Available!)
Peridance, 126 East 13th Street (District Deal Available!)
Rothmans New York, 222 Park Avenue South
SideBAR, 120 East 15th Street
The Fourth, 132 4th Avenue (District Deal Available!)
The Nugget Spot, 230 East 14th Street (District Deal Available!)
The Strand, 828 Broadway (District Deal Available!)
Tocqueville, 15 East 15th Street
Union Square Eye Care, 235 Park Avenue South (District Deal Available!)
Tower Cleaners, 106 East 15th Street
Union Square Optical, 9 West 14th Street
Union Square Wines and Spirits, 140 4th Avenue (District Deal Available!)
Vanessa’s Dumplings, 220 East 14th Street
Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street