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

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


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

Wi-Fi? Why, Yes! Where to go in Union Square

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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.

Bad weather? Take it inside…
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