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
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
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
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
It was only a matter of time before Mashable joined the growing trend of tech firms setting up shop in Union Square. According to Crain’s, the media company is in negotiations to take a 50,000 to 60,000 square foot space at Continue reading
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
Union Square Park
The Union Square Partnership completed a massive Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion. The new system features more antennas and an astounding 1,100% increase in bandwidth to support the popular tablet and smart phone devices that have mushroomed since USP’s free Wi-Fi system was first implemented several years ago. Thousands of users have taken advantage of the new system, which can be found under network name USP Park Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi now extends to the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets. The upgrade was made possible through the generous support of Beth Israel Medical Center and our rooftop partners Vornado Realty Trust, Paragon Sporting Goods and Related Companies.
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The tech explosion has rocked the New York City economy, bringing in new jobs and expertise. Union Square and the Flatiron District are at the very heart of the industry’s growth in the City. To support these businesses, the Union Square Partnership and the Flatiron Partnership sponsored one of General Assembly’s weekly happy hours, for members of the coding power house. Tech companies have had a major impact on the neighborhood, driving the commercial vacancy rate down to 2.9% – the lowest of any New York City market according to Ash Zandieh, Director of TechStarter at ABS Partners.
Today you can stop by a “street lab” tent in the north plaza of Union Square Park and see a variety of student-created technological innovations from the Israel Sci-Tech schools. Inside you’ll be able to meet the students and view works such as an Android app to identify foods with allergens, a digital system to prevent illegal parking, and a creative way to reduce water consumption during showers. Continue reading
According to E-tailing Group Inc, 98% of retail customers are online. I mean, you are reading this blog, right? It is now more important than ever to have a professional web presence. On Thursday, January 24th, USP and our friends at Wix Lounge will hold a free small business networking forum: Small Business 2.0. At the event, Wix will provide an overview of the essentials for small businesses going online, including website design and social media outreach and marketing. There will be complementary wine and hors’doeuvres. Deets below.
USP’s Small Business 2.0
Thursday, January 24th – 6:00 PM
10 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor