Advisory: May Day Demonstration in Union Square

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Please be advised that the annual May Day demonstration will be taking place in Union Square Park tomorrow, Thursday, May 1st. Expect traffic delays, as there will be possible street closures from Union Square West to Fourth Avenue and along 14th Street.

CB2 Furnishing Union Square Apartment Through Pinterest

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Home decor retailer CB2 is asking Pinterest’s 70 million users to help them decorate a Union Square apartment. The chain owned by Crate & Barrel is doing a promotion called APT CB2, in which they have rented an unfurnished apartment at 873 Broadway, just one block up from Union Square Park.

They are enlisting the help of five popular Pinterest designers to decorate the space.  Each designer will take a room, post a few different pieces, and pinners will be able to Continue reading

USP Crews Getting the Park in Tip-Top Shape for Spring

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With warmer weather finally upon us, our crews are out in full force getting the park ready for spring! The tulips are in full bloom in the planters in and around Union Square Park. Yesterday, our landscaping crew was out reseeding and fertilizing the lawns to Continue reading

What’s Happening Here? Evelyn’s Playground Getting New Safety Surface

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You may have noticed that Evelyn’s Playground in Union Square Park is having a little work done this month. The City’s Department of Parks & Recreation has closed the playground for 2-3 weeks starting Monday, April 21, 2014 for the installation of a new safety surface. It’s hard to believe that Evelyn’s Playground opened almost five years Continue reading

Earth Day Returns to Union Square on Tuesday, April 22nd

photo credit: Earth Day New York

photo credit: Earth Day New York

Earth Day New York returns to Union Square Park this year on Tuesday, April 22nd. Educational exhibits, activist groups, children’s activities and green businesses will fill the North Plaza of the park. There will be activities for adults and children, including arts and crafts, entertainment, a green vehicle runway show and an after-work concert. Continue for the schedule of events: Continue reading

District Alert: Work Starting on Protected Bike Path on Lafayette/Fourth Avenue

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As we reported in an earlier post, a new protected bicycle lane was proposed for Lafayette Street/Fourth Avenue from Spring Street to 12th Street, and was unanimously approved by Community Board 2. Implementation begins in mid-April.

In order to enhance safety and mobility DOT will be making the following
improvements on Lafayette Street between Spring and 14th Street:
• A parking-protected bicycle path will be installed from Prince to 12th Street Continue reading