Summer is coming quicker than anyone expected (seriously, what is up with this weather?). The Union Square Partnership is leaping into action with a new shipment of trash cans for the district. In 2011, our Clean Team logged more than 46,000 hours, removing over 111,000 trash bags and over 300 incidents of graffiti.
Shortly after our Spring Small Business Forum and Networking Event we spotted our crew hanging the new banners throughout the District. They look even snazzier in the morning sun. The banner’s sponsorship helps the Union Square Partnership clean and maintain the neighborhood. If you’d like to participate in future banners, email us!
TONIGHT – join the City’s Department of Transportation for a special Bike Share Planning Workshop at Community Board 5. Bike Share is a new program rolling out in the coming months that will place solar-powered, self-service bicycle rental stations at locations throughout the city. Pick up a bike at one station, and drop it off near your destination. The workshop will be held at the Municipal Art Society, located at 111 West 57th Street, on the 16th floor.
Bluemercury just opened their latest Manhattan outpost in the District last Thursday on Broadway between 17th and 18th streets. It seems this part of town is becoming a beauty district on to itself. Bluemercury joins Fresh and VMV Hypoallergenics also located on this small stretch of Broadway. Welcome to the district!
The weekend is finally here! Don’t miss out on the Union Square Partnerships free historical walking tour – Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour is 90 minutes long and will be led by our friends at Big Onion Tours completely FREE of charge (you’re welcome!). The tour meets at 2pm under the statue of Lincoln (at the 16th street transverse in the park – across from the playground entrance). Don’t forget to submit any great photos to the Union Square Flickr pool!