Where to Restaurant Week in the Square

nycrestaurantweekRestaurant Week has returned to Union Square! From June 21st to August 15th you can have the unique opportunity to experience some of New York City’s renowned restaurants for a fraction of the normal price. Participating restaurants are offering three-course lunches for $25, and dinner for $38. Reservations are filling up fast, so book yours soon. Check out the local participating restaurants around the neighborhood, including newcomers such as 201 Bar and Restaurant, The Fourth and The Gander!

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Harvest in the Square Tickets Now on Sale – Purchase Early and Save!

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Tickets are now on sale for the Union Square Partnership’s 19th Annual Harvest in the Square, a festive celebration of community and cuisine that brings together more than 1,200 residents and business leaders, elected officials, and visitors from across the City and the region.

purchase tickets buttonPurchase tickets today and save $20 on General Admission tickets with code EARLYB (offer valid until July 31, 2014). Continue reading

Greenmarket Recipes: Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Salsa

photo credit: Dinner with Deems

photo credit: Dinner with Deems

Strolling through the Union Square Greenmarket, one thing is for certain…it’s cherry season! Food blogger Dimia Fogam of dinnerwithdeems.com shared this beautiful and easy summer dish with us, showcasing this season’s bounty! Read on for the recipe for this Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Salsa using duck from the Hudson Valley Duck Farm and cherries from Locust Grove Farms.

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Union Square’s Nightmarket Returns Along With The New Greenmarket Cookbook!

June GrowNYC NightMarketFlyer_Page_1Union Square’s popular Nightmarket is returning next Friday, June 6th! Introduced last year, the Nightmarket is an opportunity for Greenmarket fans to shop the Farmer’s Market a little later (until 8 PM), enjoy food prepared by Union Square restaurants, live music and other fun, family activities. See photos from last year’s Nightmarket here.

In addition to the Nightmarket festivities, The New Greenmarket Cookbook is being released tomorrow, May 31st.  The cookbook features recipes from legendary chefs and Continue reading

New Restaurant Alert: The Pavilion Now Open in Union Square Park!

Photo credit: @JennFalk

Photo credit: @JennFalk

The Pavilion Market Cafe, our newest neighborhood amenity, just opened up on the North Plaza of Union Square Park! Chef Mario Urgiles is cooking up delectable dishes using local ingredients in the seasonal restaurant. With historic Union Square Park setting the backdrop for the space, diners can enjoy a meal and a drink looking across the expansive park.

Light fare includes Wild Mushroom Bruschetta and an Organic Kale Caesar Salad. Entrees offerings include an Organic Salmon Pot Au Feu with fennel, pearl onions, baby 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

Earth Day Returns to Union Square on Tuesday, April 22nd

photo credit: Earth Day New York

photo credit: Earth Day New York

Earth Day New York returns to Union Square Park this year on Tuesday, April 22nd. Educational exhibits, activist groups, children’s activities and green businesses will fill the North Plaza of the park. There will be activities for adults and children, including arts and crafts, entertainment, a green vehicle runway show and an after-work concert. Continue for the schedule of events: Continue reading

Union Square Restos Pledge to Source Locally

photo credit: Union Square Cafe

photo credit: Union Square Cafe

In an effort to support New York State’s excellent agricultural products, local foods, wines, beers and spirits, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that dozens of New York State chefs and restaurants have taken the Pride of New York Pledge. Working together with the New York State Restaurant Association, the Governor reached out to restaurants, restaurant groups and chefs to support the Pride of New York Pledge and increase their use of New York State products by 10 percent or more.

The Union Square Partnership’s commitment to sourcing locally has always been a priority. With Union Square Park being home to the City’s oldest and largest Greenmarket, we have always encouraged heavy use of Greenmarket products in our annual Harvest in the Square benefit. As New York City’s premier food and wine event held every September in Union Square Park, we incentivize our great restaurant Continue reading

Friday is Pi Day!

pi pieIn this city, Pi Day can mean a number of things (see what we did there?). Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi) and was designated by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009.

Union Square has plenty of pie options to help you celebrate this momentous occasion. Multiply your love for the day and satisfy your inner mathematician with the neighborhood’s best pies. From sweet to savory, check out all of our favorites below.  Continue reading