Comedy with a Gourmet Meal and no Drink Minimum

Stand Comedy
The Stand came to the neighborhood with a mission to raise the standard of comedy clubs in New York City. Not only does the new comedy club attract hilarious sought-after comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Janeane Garofalo on a regular basis, but it does so with class. Officially, The Stand is both a restaurant and a comedy club. Each can ‘stand’ on their own, but it is the combination that makes The Stand so special. Continue reading

Shop Local with USP’s Newest District Deals Book

2013 District Deals

The small businesses in Union Square are at the heart of the neighborhood’s success.  Take a free fitness class, get a discount on delicious food, or see a great off-Broadway show.  The District Deals booklet is the perfect way to discover some of the neighborhood’s best retailers and institutions.  Pick up a District Deals booklet at the counters of neighborhood participants or download a deal from our website.

Fantastico Now at W New York – Union Square


Last night, the W New York – Union Square debuted its newest installation: Fantastico.  The piece is the creation of  Wanda Barcelona, the remarkable Spanish design firm celebrated for magical paper and cardboard constructions and dreamy ephemeral environments. The installation celebrates the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and the recent completion of the hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation.  Check it out now in the hotel’s Living Room.

Volunteers Pitch in to Beautify Union Square Park

It's My Park! Day
The Union Square Partnership organized dozens of volunteers today for It’s My Park! Day. Community members and Con Edison employees rolled up their sleeves to plant, rake, and water in Union Square Park. In addition to the volunteer beautification, children’s face painting, kids yoga, and a planting table fun was available to our littlest park goers. Continue reading

Zeckendorf Towers Becomes Largest Smokefree Residential Building in the Country

Zeckendorf Towers
With 650 condominium units, Zeckendorf Towers on Union Square East has become the largest smoke-free residential building in the country. Unlike some other new buildings that have banned smoking , Zeckendorf Towers is one of the few buildings to ban the habit by a vote from condo owners. Nearly 84 percent of voting owners supported the amendment to prohibit smoking in both residential units and public areas for all new residents (85% of residents participated in the vote).  Existing smokers who own a condo in the building will be granted a three-year waiver before their units are subject to the smoke-free policy.

Building Kicks Butt [ New York Post]

Now Open: The Fourth – American Brasserie

Photo Courtesy of The Fourth

Photo Courtesy of The Fourth

The Fourth opened its doors yesterday at the base of the new Hyatt Union Square.  The restaurant is the creation of star restaurant couple Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco Moreira.  Jo-Ann and Marco are no strangers to Union Square or fine dining.  The couple opened Tocqueville in 2000, earning two stars from the New York Times.  In January 2007, the couple opened the Japanese restaurant 15 East, which boasts two stars from the New York Times and a coveted Michelin Star. Continue reading

FRIDAY: Designer Eyewear Trunk Show

USQ Eye Care
It’s never been cooler to wear glasses.  This Friday, Union Square Eye Care is hosting Designer Eyewear Trunk Show.  Get your new frames at half the regular price.  If you already have perfect vision, you can buy non-prescription designer sunglasses from brands like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.  Check it out.

Designer Eyewear Trunk Show
Friday, May 17th
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Union Square Eye Care
235 Park Ave South, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003