New Trash Cans Arrive for Summer Crowds

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.

Spring Cleaning

Spring was definitely in the air today as the Parks Department was spotted getting ready for the busy season.  The trees were trimmed and tables & chairs were put out in the North Pavilion.  We even spotted some tulips opened in our planters!

New Street Banners Beautify the Streetscape

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!

Yelp Event Draws Crowd

Yesterday, we held our Spring Small Business Forum and Networking Event at SideBar with our friends over at Yelp.  Guests learned how to make the best of their presence on Yelp by handling poor customer experiences to improve image and drive customers to their business.

CB5: NYCDOT Bike Share Planning Workshop

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.

Weekend is here! Join our Saturday free walking tour…

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!