Car Free NYC Closes Broadway to Traffic on Sat. April 22nd

Details on Street Access for Motor Vehicles, Street Closures

This Earth Day, NYC DOT is closing Broadway from Times Square to Union Square to vehicular traffic and is filling NYC’s public plazas with exciting activities like dance, art, presentations, music, and more with Car Free NYC. In Union Square, prepare for free fitness on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza (17th Street and Broadway) with neighborhood business Paragon Sports.

Businesses, residents and visitors should prepare for April 22nd in order to minimize disruption due to street closures. See below for tips from the NYC DOT:

District Alert: Winter Storm Stella

Blizzard Watch in Effect for New York City

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Blizzard Warning for New York City starting Tuesday, March 14th at midnight until Wednesday, March 15th at midnight.

This system is forecast to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions, including winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph on Tuesday, creating slick and hazardous travel conditions. Total snow accumulation is expected to be between 12 to 20 inches.

Contact 311 to report non-emergency conditions.

Dial 911 for emergencies only.

Union Square Partnership’s Snow Clearing Operations
The USP Clean Team will be out on the streets to supplement the City’s clearing efforts. We complement property owners efforts by clearing snow from crosswalks, catch basins, and around fire hydrants. We ask that our businesses and property owners remain vigilant and work with us to clear in front of their properties so that the Union Square district remains safe and accessible. View more guidelines for businesses during the storm.

Union Square Park
For your safety, please stay out of Union Square Park during the storm.

Union Square Greenmarket Operations
Be sure to check GrowNYC’s website, blog, social media and Union Square App to find out about changes for this week’s markets.

Sanitation Notification
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City and State Seek Feedback in Advance of L Train Closure

NYC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Host Community Workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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Photo Credit: NBC New York

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are hosting four public workshops –  two in Manhattan and two in Brooklyn – to gather community feedback on the L Train closure, which is expected to begin in 2019 and last approximately 18 months.

If you and your organization or business will be impacted by the closure, please plan to attend and provide input.

UPDATE: The February 9th meeting is postponed due to snow. Check back for updates.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
East Side of Manhattan

Thursday, February 9th / 7PM – 9PM
Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street

West Side of Manhattan
Thursday, February 23rd / 7PM – 9PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
328 West 14th Street

Williamsburg
Thursday, February 16th / 6 PM – 8 PM
The Williamsburg HS for Architecture & Design
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Bike Network Expansion Coming to Union Square This Fall

New and Extended Bike Lanes Along Union Square Park

mapExpanded bike lanes are in orange, brown, and purple. Map: DOT

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.

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USP Preps for Summer with ‘It’s My Park’ Day & Seasonal Plantings

Summer Plantings

The summer season is well underway in Union Square!  Our Clean Team has been out keeping the district in tip top shape, and our landscaping team has just finished up Continue reading