Union Square Gratitude

Saying Goodbye to Union Square Greenmarket Operations Manager Davy Hughes

Executive Director Jenn Falk presents Davy Hughes with a plaque of appreciation for 14 seasons in Union Square.

Executive Director Jennifer Falk presents Davy Hughes with a plaque of appreciation for 14 seasons in Union Square.

As we say goodbye to summer, we also say farewell to Davy Hughes, GrowNYC’s operation manager at the Union Square Greenmarket. We are so grateful for his service and dedication to the neighborhood over the past 14 seasons. We wish him the best of luck as the new Continue reading

DC’s Hot Mediterranean Spot Cava Grill Opens First NYC Store Friday

Meet the Newest Union Square Chefs at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square

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You’ve seen Cava’s lineup of dips + spreads (Hummus, Tzatziki, Crazy Feta, and more) decorating the aisles of our local Whole Foods Market. Starting Friday, August 26th, this culinary brand is bringing even more healthful Mediterranean-inspired eats to Union Square with Cava Grill at 143 4th Avenue (between E 13th and 14th Streets).

Before the official launch, Cava Grill will serve a community lunch on Thursday – guests can enjoy a free meal but Continue reading

fresh&co Pop-Up Farm Stand Surprises New York With Fresh Veggies

Visit the Union Square Store Today! Proceeds From The Pop-Up Will Support Friends of Karen


Parked outside the Union Square fresh&co this morning was a truck packed with farm-fresh vegetables. If you see the pop-up farm stand pulling up to your local fresh&co, purchase a $5 usable bag from the truck and they’ll fill it with fresh, local vegetables. All proceeds will be donated to Friends of Karen charity.

Stop by the store today from 11 AM – 3 PM with $5 for a bag of veggies! Continue reading

Watch Trailer: The Vineyard Theater Announces 2016-2017 Season

Hot off the run of their New York Times critic’s pick, “Indecent,” The Vineyard (108 East 15th Street) announces three new shows for the fall and spring season. Watch the trailer below for a taste of the world premiere of “This Day Forward” and the New York premieres of “Kid Victory” and “Can You Forgive Her?”


  • “This Day Forward” (Nov. 3 – Dec. 18)
  • “Kid Victory” (February – March 2017)
  • “Can You Forgive Her?” (May – June 2017)

Union Square Hospitality Group Announces “Daily Provisions”

Union Square Hospitality Group to Open New Cafe, Bakery and Eatery Next Door to Union Square Cafe This October – Join USHG at 21st Annual Harvest in the Square


Chef Carmen Quagliata at the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square (2014).

Leave it to Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to take the highly anticipated reopening of the Union Square Cafe up a notch with the announcement of Daily Provisions, a new coffee shop/bakery/eatery next door to the Union Square Cafe’s new location (130 East 19th Street) opening this October.

Fill your Union Square Cafe cravings at Harvest in the Square on Sep. 22 – our annual food + wine festival supporting Union Square Park.

According to The New York Times, the adjunct will serve Continue reading

Union Square Greenmarket Asian Street Market Tonight!

Final Summer Friday Celebration on the North Plaza


Join us on the North Plaza (along 17th Street) tonight from 4-9 PM for the final Greenmarket Summer Friday of the season! Local Asian restaurants including the Square’s own LAUT, Palo Santo, Parantha Alley and Samosa Shack join the Friday Union Square Greenmarket line-up, serving seasonally inspired street-dishes in the beer and wine garden.

You can also meet authors of KOREATOWN: A Cookbook, Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard at the market from 4-7 PM.

LAUT Restaurant Hakka Noodle & Chili Chicken; Continue reading

#USQEats is Buzzing: Gramercy Tavern Secures 3-Star Rating

Sample Chef Michael Anthony’s Award winning cuisine at 21st Annual Harvest in the Square on Sep 22nd in Union Square Park


This week, The New York Times recognized Gramercy Tavern with three stars, reveling in the distinct atmosphere and hospitality, the love chef Michael Anthony puts into every dish, and the delectable outcomes when he brings an eclectic variety of ingredients together (critic Pete Wells says, “He’s like somebody who goes to the farmers’ market hungry, ends up buying everything he sees, then figures out a way to make it all come together).

While Wells highlights the divine “chilled marigold-yellow soup of summer squash” scattered with red currants, and a “tender poached lobster” paired perfectly with corn and hot red peppers, what he really “went wild for” was a little dish of Continue reading