USP Crews Getting the Park in Tip-Top Shape for Spring

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With warmer weather finally upon us, our crews are out in full force getting the park ready for spring! The tulips are in full bloom in the planters in and around Union Square Park. Yesterday, our landscaping crew was out reseeding and fertilizing the lawns to Continue reading

What’s Happening Here? Evelyn’s Playground Getting New Safety Surface

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You may have noticed that Evelyn’s Playground in Union Square Park is having a little work done this month. The City’s Department of Parks & Recreation has closed the playground for 2-3 weeks starting Monday, April 21, 2014 for the installation of a new safety surface. It’s hard to believe that Evelyn’s Playground opened almost five years 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

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

photo credit: @kahafermann

photo credit: @kahafermann

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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