On this gorgeous fall morning, NYC Commissioners Sadik-Khan from DOT and Yassky from TLC, along with Deputy Mayor Wolfson, announced a new “anti-dooring” public awareness campaign on the pedestrian plaza just north of Union Square Park. The campaign features decals on the windows of taxi cabs reminding people to watch out for cyclists when exiting. This effort is an extension of their LOOK! campaign. With so many pedestrians in Union Square Park (as well as cabs), it is important that people, of all modes of transportation, pay attention to reduce accidents. LOOK! decals can be found around the park etched in the pavement. According to DOT, 26,000 orange-and-white window stickers will be provided to the city’s Taxi fleet and a new public service video will run on TaxiTV.
Walking through Union Square Park this morning, passersby were greeted with beautiful pots of white roses covering the south plaza. The installation commemorated Peace One Day, a movement advocating a day of world peace. Viewers were encouraged to take a little flower home with them (ours is brightening up the office!). Here’s to peace!
Last night was a food evening to end all food evenings. The tent was beautiful, the crowd was gorgeous, and the community support for Union Square Park was overwhelming. The Union Square Partnership would like to thank everyone who participated. Special thanks to the tireless work of our staff and sponsor support that made the event possible. Don’t forget to like Harvest on Facebook and check out our Flickr gallery.
This morning, Burlington Coat Factory opened their new flagship store on Union Square. The Union Square Partnership worked with the New York City Department of Small Business Services to assist the company in hiring more than 500 area residents to work at the new 92,000 square foot flagship location. Assistant Commissioner for Capitol Access and Business Services, Colleen Galvin and Burlington’s President and CEO, Thomas Kingsbury, officiated the ribbon cutting. Walking around Union Square today, you’re sure to get a 65% off coupon from Burlington’s street team. Be on the lookout!