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.

Solar Charging Stations Return to Union Square Today

Solar-Powered Charging Station in Union Square Park’s West Side Seating Area

The Union Square Partnership wants to keep you connected! We’re happy to announce that we are again partnering with AT&T, Pensa, and Goal Zero to bring back the wildly popular solar-paneled cell phone charging stations for our visitors to use while in Union Continue reading

CB2 Furnishing Union Square Apartment Through Pinterest

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Home decor retailer CB2 is asking Pinterest’s 70 million users to help them decorate a Union Square apartment. The chain owned by Crate & Barrel is doing a promotion called APT CB2, in which they have rented an unfurnished apartment at 873 Broadway, just one block up from Union Square Park.

They are enlisting the help of five popular Pinterest designers to decorate the space.  Each designer will take a room, post a few different pieces, and pinners will be able to Continue reading

Urban Compass Brings More Tech to the Nabe

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The Real Deal reports that Urban Compass is moving into a 9,000 sf space at 19 Union Square West. This will be the second New York office for the tech-centric residential brokerage firm.  The company is one of the most well-funded startups, raising almost $33 million since its launch in May.  Continue reading

A Subscription Lunch Service in Union Square? City Lunch Club Delivers a New Way to Dine

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Are you sick of that same sandwich/soup combo you get for lunch every day?  A new startup is looking to provide the cure for the common lunch.  City Lunch Club just launched, offering a curated lunch from some of our neighborhood’s best restaurants delivered to you daily!  Some of your favorite Harvest in the Square restaurant participants could be delivering high-end-yet-affordable lunches right to your desk!

How it works:
Each morning, subscribers receive an email from City Lunch Club with three lunch Continue reading

Mastercard Rumored to Join Tech-Charge with new Union Square Digs

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Following a fleet of tech companies that have settled into Union Square over the past several years, MasterCard is rumored to be eyeing its own Union Square space near the tech stars for their new mobile e-commerce technology lab focused on research, development and software design.  According to Crain’s New York, the credit card giant is Continue reading