Turkey Day: USQ Style

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Pies from new #USQEats Daily Provisions available for pre-order and pick-up Thanksgiving week.

Don’t just stuff yourself this Thanksgiving – fill your schedule with the best Union Square has to offer.

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Find everything you need for your holiday table at the Greenmarket. Sides? Fresh bread, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, acorn squash, kale, mushrooms, sweet potatoes. (We have a few fall recipes for you to try.) Turkey? Pre-order or purchase Turkeys from Violet Hill Farm, Dipaula, Quattro’s Game Farm, or Tamarack Hollow Farm. Decor? Mini gourds and pumpkins are available for $1, or decorate your home with a River Garden dried wreath or pepper bouquet.

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Note the Union Square Greenmarket’s holiday schedule. Thanksgiving week, stop by the market Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday but there will be no market Friday. The market returns on Saturday.

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Dessert

Treat your guests to the best. At Breads Bakery, pick up up an apple or pecan pie (or, you can never go wrong with babka). At Daily Provisions, Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About The W Train in USQ

W Train Offers Weekday Local Service Only; Replaces Q in Queens

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The W train is coming back to Broadway (the Avenue, not the stage) as the Q line prepares to make its transition to the new Second Avenue subway route. The W will replace the Q in Queens; the Q will only run in Manhattan and Brooklyn .

We’ve broken down service on the yellow lines below if you’re traveling through Union Square, effective starting November 7th Continue reading

Support The Union Square Partnership at Chipotle Nov. 2

Half of the Proceeds Benefit USP’s Park and Beautification Programs

We’ve got the best excuse to eat a burrito (although, who ever needed an excuse?). Join us at Chipotle on 14th Street and Irving Place for lunch on Wednesday, November 2nd from 12 PM to 4 PM. Show the below image or mention the Union Square Partnership at the register and 50% of your lunch money will be donated to our park and beautification programs. #SupportUSQ

See you there!

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NYX Cosmetics Opens Flagship in Union Square This Friday

Opening Weekend Brings Events, Prizes, Beauty Vloggers + More

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Ready, set, glamour! Just in time for holiday shopping, beauty favorite NYX Cosmetics is opening its flagship store in Union Square, Friday October 28 at 41 Union Square West (corner of 17th Street). The newest NYX location will feature over 2,000 products and a full beauty bar. Continue reading

The Best Jack-O-Lantern Design? Your Face

W New York – Union Square Gourd-ous Social Media Contest

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See your face on a pumpkin this October. The W New York – Union Square is offering you the chance to see your face alongside celebrities in their “Gourd-geous Pumpkin Patch” window display. All you have to do is post your selfie with the hashtag #WSMASHINGSELFIES and tag @wnyunionsquare on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win. Famed pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon has carved just about every famous face onto a pumpkin, and will carve the winning selfie.

If you want a selfie-pumpkin you can take home, you can book the #WSMASHINGSELFIES Package for stays Continue reading

Capital One Hosts Food Drive at Union Square Flagship This October

All Donations Support Nazareth Housing in NYC

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On the heels of its grand-opening, the new Capital One Bank Flagship Branch in Union Square is hosting a food donation drive throughout the month of October. Help Capital One donate 500 non-perishable food items to Nazareth Housing, a nonprofit committed to the promotion of housing stability and economic independence among low income families and individuals in the city.

As a thank you for donating, you’ll receive a free coffee card to redeem at Peet’s Coffee inside the branch.

“The reason for the food drive is to give back to our community and show how Capital One is committed to bringing humanity back to banking,” said Shane Richardson, Universal Branch Associate at Capital One. “We believe that our success is not based on how many customers Continue reading

Barnes & Noble Educator Days Offers Discount Through Sunday

Educator Appreciation Days Offer In-Store Discounts on Select Items

Attention all educators Pre-K through 12th Grade: Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days are happening now through Sunday, October 16th. Stop by Barnes & Noble Union Square (17th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South) for up to 25% off select purchases and more.