Neighborhood Investments Keep Union Square Busy, Vibrant
Tulips don’t just pop up in the neighborhood overnight. While it may seem like Union Square gets a spring cleaning in the blink of an eye, the Union Square Partnership invests in the neighborhood’s beautification all season long to keep our community blooming, bright and beautiful. Here are the projects you’ll see unfold this spring.
Learn more about our spring social media contest below!
Clean Team Extended Hours, Additional Staff
Your favorite winter warriors are transitioning from clearing snow to prepping the district for spring, and maintaining the neighborhood’s cleanliness all summer long. With higher foot traffic in the warmer months, USP invests in a larger clean team presence with longer hours to keep the district clean.
New Trash Receptacles
Serving over 345,000 people daily, our trash receptacles suffer from annual wear and tear. Each spring, USP invests in new dynasty trash receptacles to replace those that are worn down or damaged.
Spring Planters + Flower Baskets
Over the spring and summer, the USP Landscaping Team heads out to the district to keep 90 planters, including 9 flower baskets on light poles, full of fresh blooms to provide greenery for all to enjoy in our urban jungle. Find our planters along 17th Street, in the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza, and throughout Union Square Park’s plazas and walkways.
In addition to our planters, USP invests in seasonal plantings in Union Square Park’s most popular walkways and around our monuments to keep the park blooming all season long.
New Bistro Tables + Chairs
We’re here to keep your outdoor lunch game strong. Get out of the office and into the park and our pedestrian plaza to enjoy new bistro tables and chairs all season long. Find a spot to sit and relax on the main lawn, in the west side seating area, around the James Fountain, or on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza.
USP is matching the dynamic growth on Union Square East with improvements to the eastern streetscape, including plantings of 80 new trees and seasonal landscaping in the medians along Union Square East from 15th Street to 21st Street.
Repainting Street Elements + Power Washing
Each spring, street elements like fences and light poles receive a fresh painting from our USP Clean Team. Additionally, the Clean Team power-washes busy sidewalks and corridors all season long to keep the district clean in these busier months.
Keep your eyes peeled for bright spring banners along our district’s light poles, adding some extra color to our streets!
Show Us How #USQBlooms: Social Media Contest
Now it’s your turn to show us how #USQBlooms! In our spring social media contest, share your favorite element of Union Square’s spring cleaning with the hashtag #USQBlooms on Twitter or Instagram, and you’ll be entered to win lunch for two at The Pavilion, Union Square’s seasonal restaurant. Contest runs April 1 through Memorial Day. Full rules and regulations can be found here.
Looking to contribute to our work? Click here to donate or contact us for neighborhood greening sponsorship opportunities.