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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Square Meals: Pizza Vinoteca Serving Up a New Way to do Pizza

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This is not your typical pizza joint. Located on the ground floor of 15 Union Square West, Pizza Vinoteca has just opened their beautiful restaurant serving freshly grilled pizzas and food-friendly wine. Pizzas ranging in price from $8-$14 include the Cheese 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

New York City’s Heart of Health & Beauty

photo credit: Reebok

photo credit: Reebok

Union Square is getting stronger and even more beautiful in 2014 with the opening of two New York health and beauty destinations. As reported in our latest Biz & Broker Quarterly, this spring, Reebok is set to open a FitHub on the corner of 14th Street and Union Square West. The new fitness mecca will be the largest of the brand’s stores in New York City and will include a 4,800 sf apparel shop and 6,800 sf CrossFit gym. Continue reading

Winter Storm Janus

photo credit: @laurenmcelaney

photo credit: @laurenmcelaney

photo credit: @mesofly7

photo credit: @mesofly7

Snow Storm Janus left a beautiful white blanket of snow over Union Square.  The USP Clean Team, along with our City partners, were out in full force making sure that our streets and walkways were cleared, salted and safe!

Union Square Partnership Clean Team

Union Square Partnership Clean Team

#TBT: Southwest Corner of Union Square, 1906

photo credit: New York Times

photo credit: New York Times

This is the southwest corner of Union Square in the year 1906.  At the time, the intersection was named “Dead Man’s Curve” because of the frequent cable car accidents.  Known as the “Union of Avenues,” Union Square was the site where cable Continue reading

Recycle Your Tree This Sunday in Union Square Park for a Good Cause!

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Do you still have that Christmas tree in your living room? Don’t just toss it out on the curb. Recycle it at the annual Mulchfest 2014 in Union Square Park (at Park Avenue South and 17th Street) on Sunday, January 12th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Leave your tree with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and they’ll turn your holiday joy into much-needed mulch for the city.

Another good reason to recycle your tree? To help save the Rockaways! The city Parks Continue reading