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

Apply to Join Your Local Community Board

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Do you want to get more involved in what is happening in your neighborhood? Serving on a community board allows you to play an active role in shaping your district. The Manhattan Borough President’s Office is currently accepting applications for community board membership. To find out how to apply for membership in one of Manhattan’s 12 districts, or to download an application, click here. Applications are due by January 30, 2015.