#ShopSmall in Union Square Tomorrow!

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.  Small businesses significantly contribute back to the local economy in jobs and neighborhood investment.

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)

16th Street Massage Studio, 108 East 16th Street, #503 (District Deal Available!)
Atmanada, 67 Irving Place (District Deal Available!)
Beyond Sushi, 229 East 14th Street
Cevich, 21 East 15th Street (District Deal Available!)
Coffee Shop, 29 Union Square West
Dos Toros, 137 4th Avenue
Jivamukti, 841 Broadway 2nd floor (District Deal Available!)
Namaste Bookshop, 2 West 14th Street (District Deal Available!)
Nimble Fitness,42 East 12th Street (District Deal Available!)
Peridance, 126 East 13th Street (District Deal Available!)
Rothmans New York, 222 Park Avenue South
SideBAR, 120 East 15th Street
The Fourth, 132 4th Avenue (District Deal Available!)
The Nugget Spot, 230 East 14th Street (District Deal Available!)
The Strand, 828 Broadway (District Deal Available!)
Tocqueville, 15 East 15th Street
Union Square Eye Care, 235 Park Avenue South (District Deal Available!)
Tower Cleaners, 106 East 15th Street
Union Square Optical, 9 West 14th Street
Union Square Wines and Spirits, 140 4th Avenue (District Deal Available!)
Vanessa’s Dumplings, 220 East 14th Street
Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street

Sunday, November 23rd: Union Square Gets Photogenic

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This Sunday, Union Square Partnership is kicking off the holiday season with Picture Perfect Union Square – providing free holiday photos in the Pavilion building in the park’s North Plaza.  Families, couples, and the photo-inclined can sign up to have holiday portraits taken for free.   A photo print out will be provided on-site.  At the event you will also receive link to hi-quality web download (watermark-free) so you can use your photos for holiday mailings.  Did we mention that this event is free for participants? You will not be asked to purchase your portraits later!   Isn’t USP the best?  There will be treats by Mighty Pie, Holiday Carolers, and hot chocolate from the amazing Amedei Chocolate store. Although all registered spots filled up just hours after being posted, a wait list available (and you also can’t miss out on the previously mentioned goodies).

Sign me up!

CityMD Opens Second Union Square Location

CityMDOn Monday, CityMD opened a brand new urgent care office in Union Square. Like other CityMD locations, this facility provides convenient and accessible medical care.  CityMD is great for walk-in patients needing immediate care, with average wait times to see a doctor at 8 minutes.  They do not handle chronic health issues, but can help with immediate symptom relief.  The new office is located at 216 East 14th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The new location is open 8AM – 8PM Monday – Friday and 9AM to 8 PM on Saturday & Sunday.

Union Square Holiday Market Opens Today!

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Today marks the first day of the popular Union Square Holiday Market to kick off the holiday season. The Holiday Market is an economic boon for the neighborhood, attracting more than one million visitors from the United States and abroad to not just the 150 participating small business, but also the fine retailers in the surrounding Union Square neighborhood.

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Holiday Wreath Design Classes at the Hyatt

hyattwreathThis week the Hyatt Union Square will offer Sunday wreath arranging classes with experts from Michael Gaffney’s New York School of Flower Design. Participants will design custom wreaths using cedar, pine, balsam, pine cones and berries, to take home for the holidays. The classes will be held Continue reading