Today the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation’s monument caretakers came down to Union Square Park to clean our iconic statues. General George Washington was burnished with homemade wax that was gently applied and melted with a blowtorch for an even, smooth coat. Who doesn’t love a little back-to-school refresh?
We’re excited to announce the participating restaurants and wineries for the 20th Anniversary of Harvest in the Square. For nearly two decades, Harvest in the Square has been bringing people together to celebrate local food and drink, creating a strong sense of community in the Union Square neighborhood. Our work wouldn’t be possible Continue reading
The award-winning Tocqueville Restaurant will be celebrating their 15-Year Anniversary this month. Known for their ability to create exquisite European-inspired American cuisine using local Union Square Greenmarket ingredients, Tocqueville has been a dining Continue reading
Winter weather has officially arrived in NYC. We would like to give a huge thank you to the Union Square Clean Team who has been working tirelessly to supplement the City’s clearing efforts. Our team has been spreading ice melt, and clearing snow from crosswalks, catch basins, and around fire hydrants. We have requested that our businesses and property owners remain vigilant and work with us to clear in front of their properties so Union Square remains safe and accessible.
Additionally, the weather makes it difficult for some of our senior citizens living with Continue reading
Help us welcome the fall season in Union Square Park this Sunday at Fall for All! The Union Square Partnership is teaming up with Modern Family and Fox 5 for a full day of family fun in the North Plaza. Bring the crew out to experience our interactive corn Continue reading
Last week, the New York Times’ Real Estate section had an article devoted to the remarkable improvements in Union Square over the past few years. The neighborhood has always been defined by its central location as a major transit hub area, but over the past decade boasts a greater selection and diversity of retail and amenities. Residents that moved to Union Square in the late 90s have witnessed the improvements. “The neighborhood just kind of kept on changing with me,” resident Victoria Baradi Anderson told the Times. “It kept giving me the things I need.” Investments like the recent $20 million upgrade to Union Square Park’s north end that included an expanded and refurbished playground has helped make the neighborhood a safe, one-of-a-kind destination for families. Read the full article here.
This Thursday, Harvest in the Square returns in its 19th year bringing together foodies and the best of local restaurants in support of Union Square Park. ‘Local’ and ‘farm-to-table’ may be trendy now, but from its inception in 1996, ‘local’ has been a main focus of this event as established by original restaurant chairs, Danny Meyer of the Union Square Cafe and Eric Petterson from The Coffeeshop. Each restaurant’s Continue reading