April Showers Bring Magnolias

Things are really blooming in Union Square Park, and we’ve seen tons of gorgeous pictures of our bright pink magnolias popping up while scrolling through Instagram.  It may be a little rainy today, but we all know that April showers bring May flowers. Here are a few pics of the magnolias to add a little color to this grey Tuesday:

photo credit: @jojo_son

photo credit: @jojo_son

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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

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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The Union Square Partnership works year-round to make sure that Union Square Park is GREEN and clean! We make a number of park investments each year, including new landscaping and reseeding the lawn, planting thousands of annuals, perennials and shrubs, providing seating areas with over 600 bistro tables, chairs and umbrellas, providing complimentary Wi-Fi, supplemental sanitation services, new playground equipment and maintenance, providing a summer playground associate and a dedicated park gardener! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, NYC!
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Read more about our services in our Annual Report.

#PledgeToPlant: Grants for Community Gardens

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Today in the Union Square Greenmarket, join Seeds of Change as they launch their grant program. There will be an interactive booth set up from 10 AM – 4 PM that features a photo booth and a vending machine where you can tweets for organic seeds. See below for details and make sure you stop by the Greenmarket and #PledgeToPlant! Continue reading

Greenmarket Recipes: Roasted Carrots from Phillips Farm

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With cold weather and a chance of snow predicted, it definitely sounds like we’ll be staying in, keeping warm and watching Netflix all weekend. With all of this time on your hands and the fresh, local ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket, we thought we’d partner up with food blogger Dimia Fogam to share this wonderful, easy and healthy recipe of roasted local carrots that are the perfect companion to any winter meal. Continue reading

BOND Real Estate Moves to the Square

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BOND New York, a NYC residential sales and rentals brokerage, is moving to Union Square!  The company is expanding to nearly double the current size, signing a 10.5 year lease for a 8,000 SF fully-gutted space at 853 Broadway.  The new location boasts an impressive panoramic view overlooking the south side of Union Square Continue reading

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln!

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Today, February 12th, marks what would be the 205th birthday of our 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln! If you happen to be strolling through Union Square Park today, stop by the 16th Street transverse to wish him well!  To celebrate, we’re giving you 5 fun facts about Honest Abe (and his statue in the park) that you may or may not have known: Continue reading