Meet Your Health Resolutions in 2017

Ready for a healthy and happy 2017? Union Square has multiple partners to help you get there.

1. Eye Exams, Surgery and More


Get comprehensive care and treatment for eye programs at Union Square Eye Care, located 235 Park Avenue South on the 2nd Floor. Using the latest technology, the team, led by H. Jay Wisnicki, MD analyzes and diagnoses your condition quickly and accurately using the latest methods and technology. The team offers pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, galucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and intraocular lenses, cosmetic eye surgery and LASIK. Plus, discover the large selection of high-style eyeglass frames at the on site optical shop.

2. Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology


Anne Chapas, M.D. is a Manhattan-based dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancers, and cosmetic procedures.

Located at 19 Union Square West, Union Square Laser Dermatology is celebrating five years in the community Continue reading

Where To Dine This Winter Restaurant Week

Experience Union Square’s Fine Dining Jan. 23rd – Feb. 10th


The Nova Scotia Halibut at Gotham Bar and Grill

Enjoy prix fixe menus at some of Union Square’s finest dining establishments during this season’s NYC Restaurant Week from Jan. 23rd – Feb. 10th. Ignore the cold weather and get out the office for a lunch to remember. Warm up with Italian at Taralluci e Vino, have a burst of fresh seafood at Blue Water Grill, dive into the Greenmarket-inspired menus at ABC Kitchen or ABC Cocina, and enjoy a Michelin-star lunch at Casa Mono or Gotham Bar and Grill.

See below for the full list of Union Square NYC Restaurant Week participants, Continue reading

MAKE Sandwich Opens First Location in Union Square

A New Sandwich Project From The Melt Shop Team


Lunchers rejoice! Fourth Avenue is adding another stellar stop to its grab-and-go lineup. The makers of The Melt Shop are introducing their first MAKE Sandwich: a new made-to-order sandwich shop offering modern interpretations of classic sandwiches using fresh, made from scratch and gourmet ingredients—now open at 135 4th Avenue (at 13th Street). Developed by Melt Shop founder Spencer Rubin, in partnership with Aurify Brands, MAKE Sandwich is a result of the partners’ ongoing love of all things sandwiches.


“MAKE stemmed from a conversation about extending Melt Shop’s menu offerings,” said Spencer Rubin, who launched the beloved melted sandwich concept in 2011. “The Aurify team and I kept coming up with these Continue reading

Pick Up Your Winter Warrior Card at the Union Square Greenmarket

Shop 10 Times To Receive Coupons, Prizes


Stop by the Union Square Greenmarket market information booth and pick up your Winter Warrior card! Each time you shop before March 31st, stop by the tent to have your card punched. After 10 punches you’ll earn Continue reading

New in 2017 (Plus, the Best of 2016 You Can Still Catch) in Union Square

2017 Brings New Restaurants, Theater, Free Events


As you gear up to tackle 2017, we’re already anticipating an incredible year in the Square. Here are the top developments we’re excited for this year, plus the best of 2016 you can still enjoy.

1. Union Square Sweat Fest | Don’t give up on those New Year’s resolutions! SWEAT in Union Square with our third annual celebration of Union Square’s health and wellness scene. We’ll keep you committed with silent disco yoga at the W New York – Union Square, an exclusive workout in GrowNYC’s new Project Farmhouse, and free class trials at some of the best gyms in the neighborhood.


2. Union Square Cafe Returns Home | The best part about Union Square Cafe’s new larger space? Each visit reveals something different you love about the restaurant. Whether it’s the artwork, the private nooks, or a seat at one of the bars, you can experience the incredible food and drink that earned the restaurant the highest accolades over the years.


Photo: Emily Andrews, Thrillist

3. Exceptional Off-Broadway Theatre | In February, The Vineyard Theatre introduces John Kander and Greg Pierce’s Kid Victory directed by Liesl Tommy, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical about seventeen-year-old Luke returning to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. Tickets are now on sale! Across the street, the Daryl Roth Theatre presents Vox Luminere’s Phantom Of The Opera, a unique take on the classic musical.

4. New Tech Center on the Way | This season, NYC’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will soon reveal the team selected to redevelop the city-owned site at 124 East 14th Street into a new tech hub for a modern workforce. The project may include new office and retail space geared towards startups and co-working.

5. Project Farmhouse | The team behind the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, GrowNYC, just launched Project Farmhouse, an event space and sustainability center that hosts workshops, galas, speakers, community meetings and interactive exhibits. The new space is located on 13th Street, on the ground floor of the Hyatt Union Square.


The view from the main entrance of Project Farmhouse with a ceiling made of recycled plastic bottles. Source:

6. New Foodie Spots Opening Soon | Prepare for Korean BBQ alongside classic Korean dishes at Barn Joo’s new multiple-story location at 35 Union Square West, set to open this winter. Acclaimed Israeli chef Meir Adoni teams up with Breads Continue reading

Union Square Cafe’s New Home on 19th Street is Spacious, Bustling

New Space, Same Iconic Union Square Restaurant


Opening Night at Union Square Cafe. Photo: Eater NY

Less than a year after closing on 16th Street, Union Square Cafe opened in its new spacious home on 19th Street and Park Avenue South. Staying in Union Square was vital to the team, especially Chef Carmen Quagliata who said they couldn’t go more than a five-minute walk away from the Union Square Greenmarket, accordingly to The New York Times.


“Union Square Cafe has spent the last three decades sowing deep roots in its community,” said Sam Lipp, Director of Operations at Union Square Cafe and Daily Provisions and Union Square Partnership Board Member. “We could not be more thrilled to re-open on 19th St. and Park Ave. in the neighborhood in which we grew up.”

Director of Operations Sam Lipp on opening night.

Director of Operations Sam Lipp on opening night. Photo: Eater NY

Already named by Tasting Table as the 2016 “Restaurant Comeback We’re Most Grateful For,” and given an honorable mention by Eater’s editor-in-chief as a top new restaurant of 2016 after its December opening, Union Square Cafe already has us wanting more. Wish granted: its sister bakery and coffee shop, Daily Provisions, is opening Continue reading

Get Fit + Give Back With YG Studios

Purchase A Class Pack To Benefit The Union Square Partnership

Set your 2017 fitness goals with a side of giving back. Purchase a class pack with YG Studios until January 15th and  a portion of your purchase will benefit the Union Square Partnership! YG Studios offers classes with professionals who are defining the fitness industry in all types of classes. Below are our top picks for the four classes to try this winter at the new YG Showroom at 33 West 17th Street.

A.C.C.E.S.S. with Rebecca Kennedy

A.C.C.E.S.S. is New York’s first active recovery class. It’s a 60 minute barefoot class for all levels focusing on mobility, core strength, flexibility and functional movement patterns. This is perfect for the body that needs a “day off”, a “new start”, or “a double workout.”. In class we’ll open up the hips, lower back, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, back, and most importantly get your abs firing to support all this great movement. Train with CEO / Founder of A.C.C.E.S.S., Rebecca Kennedy or RK.

Yoga with Heidi Kristoffer


Join Heidi for sweaty, flow-y, fun, core-centric power vinyasa, empowering students to discover untapped strength and flexibility. Set to super fun music, you will leave this class feeling open, exhausted and rejuvenated. Heidi’s mantra: you are as strong or as flexible as you make up your mind to be.

The Pre-Game with Troy Brooks

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Join Troy Brooks for a class based around functional movement, strength and high intensity. Troy’s mission is to provide a fun safe and progressive platform for all. By teaching exercises with proper form and technique you will learn how to move and function better in your everyday life!

KGBody with Katherine Greiner

Katherine’s KGBody class is a combo class filled with high energy, FUN “dance-letic” dance cardio and body-weight strength training. A one-and-done power hour of complete mind-body fitness; this kick-butt class is the perfect fix for the busy go-getter who loves to work up a good sweat, sculpt a lean, sexy physique, and top it off with a stress relieving cool down. Leave class feeling radiant, energized and ready to take on the world.