NYX Cosmetics Opens Flagship in Union Square This Friday

Opening Weekend Brings Events, Prizes, Beauty Vloggers + More


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Ready, set, glamour! Just in time for holiday shopping, beauty favorite NYX Cosmetics is opening its flagship store in Union Square, Friday October 28 at 41 Union Square West (corner of 17th Street). The newest NYX location will feature over 2,000 products and a full beauty bar. Continue reading

The Best Jack-O-Lantern Design? Your Face

W New York – Union Square Gourd-ous Social Media Contest


See your face on a pumpkin this October. The W New York – Union Square is offering you the chance to see your face alongside celebrities in their “Gourd-geous Pumpkin Patch” window display. All you have to do is post your selfie with the hashtag #WSMASHINGSELFIES and tag @wnyunionsquare on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win. Famed pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon has carved just about every famous face onto a pumpkin, and will carve the winning selfie.

If you want a selfie-pumpkin you can take home, you can book the #WSMASHINGSELFIES Package for stays Continue reading

Capital One Hosts Food Drive at Union Square Flagship This October

All Donations Support Nazareth Housing in NYC


On the heels of its grand-opening, the new Capital One Bank Flagship Branch in Union Square is hosting a food donation drive throughout the month of October. Help Capital One donate 500 non-perishable food items to Nazareth Housing, a nonprofit committed to the promotion of housing stability and economic independence among low income families and individuals in the city.

As a thank you for donating, you’ll receive a free coffee card to redeem at Peet’s Coffee inside the branch.

“The reason for the food drive is to give back to our community and show how Capital One is committed to bringing humanity back to banking,” said Shane Richardson, Universal Branch Associate at Capital One. “We believe that our success is not based on how many customers Continue reading

Barnes & Noble Educator Days Offers Discount Through Sunday

Educator Appreciation Days Offer In-Store Discounts on Select Items

Attention all educators Pre-K through 12th Grade: Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days are happening now through Sunday, October 16th. Stop by Barnes & Noble Union Square (17th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South) for up to 25% off select purchases and more.

Explore NYC With Open House New York This Weekend

Tour The New School, Union Square Greenmarket, Rubin Museum of Art Oct 15-16


For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

Here are details on where you can visit in #UnionSquareNY:

Rubin Museum of Art | 150 W 17TH ST
Sat & Sun. 11am-6pm. Tours with curators at 2pm both days.
This contemplative space inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas. Visit the Continue reading

Google Geek Street Fair Comes to Union Square

Students to Learn STEM Fields With Robots and More


Google’s Geek Street Fair is back in New York City, taking over Union Square’s North Plaza on Thursday. Local technology businesses and organizations join Google to inspire youth of all ages to take interest in fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and computer science. On top of music, giveaways and tasty treats, tinker with electronics, robotics and virtual games and get geeky!

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Voter Registration Closes October 14th

Register Now to Vote in Presidential, Senatorial and Congressional Elections Nov. 8

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Photo: Strand Book Store

Don’t miss your chance to vote in the 2016 Presidential, Senatorial and Congressional Elections on November 8th. Register to vote in person, online or by mail by October 14th.

Here’s how, courtesy of the New York State Board of Elections.

How and Where to Register to Vote (Deadlines)

  • You can register in person at your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
  • You may also submit your voter application form at the Department of Motor Vehicles, either in person or on their web site if you already have DMV-issued identification.
  • You can enter your name directly into our mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you. (NOTE: The same form can be downloaded, using the link below.)
  • You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.

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