Lou & Grey Opens First NYC Store

The Store is Located at 5th Avenue + 19th Street

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Lou & Grey, known for its soft, texture-rich apparel, has joined the district’s prime retail stores fronting Lower Fifth Avenue. Making its NYC debut, the expanding activewear brand Continue reading

Maison Kayser Opens Union Square Location

The Shop at 841 Broadway is Open 7 AM to 10 PM Every Day

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Get a little closer to Paris with the new Maison Kayser in Union Square. The popular French bakery and Parisian style café is located at Broadway and 13th Street, joining retail neighbors Max Brenner Chocolatier and Santander Bank. In addition to pastries, the new Union Square location features a full coffee bar, tea, chocolate to go, and a sit-down café offering with a wide Continue reading

Happy 22nd Birthday Starbright Floral Design!

Experience Starbright Floral Design at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square Sep. 22

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There’s a not-so-little flower shop that has been making big moves in New York City for 22 years. Meet Starbright Floral Design, the father/son duo—Nic and Stephen Faitos—that drives innovation in both design and style in the floral industry. Join us in welcoming them back to Harvest in the Square this year on Thurs, Sep. 22! On your way out of the event, (not that we even want to THINK about that moment yet) take home a mini bouquet courtesy of the friendly florists.

Starbright Floral Design has a two-decade history in New York City, making its mark by offering the freshest and highest quality blooms. This organization is built on a culture of enthusiasm and a passion for flowers that spills over to its customers. Over 200 of the city’s most influential members of Hospitality Industry recommend Starbright, which has earned it the moniker, “The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps.”

Daily, Starbright offers free treats Continue reading

Bike Network Expansion Coming to Union Square This Fall

New and Extended Bike Lanes Along Union Square Park

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Biking through Union Square is getting safer and easier for thousands of cyclists that ride through the Square daily. The City’s Department of Transportation is in the midst of major improvements to the area’s bike network this season, closing gaps and installing protected lanes, increasing safety and mobility for both pedestrians and cyclists.

The northbound protected lane on Fourth Avenue will now Continue reading

#BWGMemories with Blue Water Grill

The Renovated Restaurant Reopens on Sep. 13

While it’s one of many restaurants lighting up Union Square’s culinary scene this fall, Blue Water Grill stands out with its creative take on unleashing its renovated space.

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Washing away usual signs of construction with the open sea, BR Guest used ocean waves wallpaper marked with words Blue Water Grill guests associate with the restaurant (fresh, thoughtful, original, breathtaking) to cover the building windows while they worked.

Prior to reopening next week on Tuesday, September 13, the Union Square staple is celebrating the past 20 unforgettable years in Union Square with stories from the community written on the ocean walls. Read the heartwarming #BWGMemories (we’ve already melted at four of the love stories) which will stay up until opening day, Continue reading

A Look at the New Union Square Cafe with The New York Times

Union Square Cafe is set to open this October

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We’re counting down the days for the opening of the new Union Square Cafe in October (reunite with the team early on Sep. 22 at Harvest in the Square) and thanks to this morning’s New York Times article by Michael Kimmelman, we can now fantasize about where we want to sit when it opens.

David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group have been “laboring to extract the DNA of the old Union Square Cafe and implant it into its new, very different body,” and Danny Meyer’s expert team including Union Square Cafe’s director of operations, Sam Lipp and executive chef, Carmen Quagliata offered their expertise down to the finest details. For example, a dissertation on the turning radius a barista needs behind the coffee station, and the effects of citrus on different types of wood.

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The entrance will be on 19th Street. The restaurant will seat 138 people (only 8 more than 16th Street). Choosing a location a six-minute hand-truck ride Continue reading