Yeah…we are delighted as well! These aren’t just any trees. These are Fraser Firs! Known for their dark green color, full shape, classic aroma, and excellent needle retention, Fraser Firs are the gold standard in Christmas Trees. Whole Foods has teamed up with Trees for the Future which will plant 5 new trees for every tree you buy. The store will even deliver these green beauties to your apartment (note: there is a delivery fee). Pretty sweet, if you ask us.
Accidents happen. However, to buy a new iPhone out of contract is pretty pricey. Like, over $700 pricey. Luckily, we have some great small businesses, like Cable Doctor, that rise to the occasion in your time of need. Get 10% off your iPhone screen repair with our deal. Download a deal.
Superstorm Sandy brought widespread devastation to our City’s electrical network with millions losing power across the region. Our partners at Con Edison did an amazing job, quickly fixing damaged equipment and bringing a million New Yorkers back online. Union Square Park’s north and west plazas served as a staging area for utility trucks and equipment sent from other parts of the country to assist Con Ed with the recovery effort. Today, Con Edison came back to give the plazas a super good scrubbing to remove any oil or debris left behind. Crews dispatched street sweepers and these awesome Zamboni-like machines. The plazas have never looked better and we extend a big thank you to our friends at Con Edison for making this happen.
After you swing by the Holiday Market for a hot beverage and some holiday shopping, take in a performance of the Nutcracker that Peridance is whipping up – contemporary style. The performance showcases a cast of over 60 dancers including professional dancers from the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, pre-professionals from the Certificate Program and the International Student Programs and young students from The School at Peridance. It also includes choreography by hip hop and modern dancers, and collaborations with musical and visual artists, creating an intriguing, new, multidisciplinary perspective on this classic. Check out a short video here.
Saturday, December 15th at 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, December 16th at 2:30pm & 6:00pm
Performance length is approx. 1 hour
Today as you’re tackling the racks of your favorite big retailer, remember to save some for the little guy this year during Small Business Saturday. This isn’t just another name the media likes to throw around (“Cyber Monday,” really?). This is a really important thing! Small businesses significantly contribute back to the local economy in jobs and neighborhood investment. American Express is supporting this effort. If you spend at least $25 on your AMEX at a small retailer on this very special Saturday, you’ll get it back on your statement. That’s on top of whatever amazing sales the retailer is already offering.
So what little guys can you support in Union Square? Below is a list of retailers who need your love. (Psst: Many of these guys have offers in our District Deals)
This holiday season, you can save 10% by using the handy-dandy USP District Deals booklet. We’ve got this and over 30 more neighborhood deals. So don’t worry about working up an appetite on your way to the register today. We’ve got you covered.