If you couldn’t make it to the “L” Line Closure Workshops hosted by the NYC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority, share your feedback about the upcoming Carnarsie Tunnel Reconstruction Project online here.
According to a release from the MTA, the Canarsie Tunnel was one of nine underwater tunnels that flooded during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, all of which required extensive rehabilitation and repair. It suffered extensive damage to tracks, signals, switches, power cables, signal cables, communication cables, lighting, cable ducts and bench walls throughout a 7,100-foot-long flooded section of both tubes. Bench walls throughout those sections must be rehabilitated to protect the structural integrity of the tubes. During the 18-month rehabilitation process, the MTA will also make significant improvements to stations and tunnel segments closest to the river. New stairs and elevators will be installed at the Bedford Av station in Brooklyn and the 1 Av station in Manhattan, and three new electric substations will be installed, providing more power to operate additional trains during rush hours.
Work on the tunnel is expected to begin in 2019 and last approximately 18 months.
Stay up to date on the latest news by following the MTA and NYCDOT on social media.
Kid Victory, a new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, follows the return of a teenage boy named Luke who was missing for several months
After a successful run of previews, Kid Victory, a new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, officially opens tonight, February 22nd at the Vineyard Theatre, Union Square’s home for bold theatre. In the musical, seventeen-year old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Tickets are available now.
Four time Tony Award winner John Kander, with the late Fred Ebb, wrote the legendary musicals Chicago and Caberet. He and Greg Pierce collaborated on the musical The Landing presented in 2013 at Vineyard Theatre.
Watch clips from the new musical here:
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Find Freebies from Cava Grill, Whole Foods, Pret a Manger and The Pokéspot in Your Swag Bag
One of our favorite parts of Union Square Sweat Fest is the opportunity to try new things, and new food! While you sweat it out this week, experience some of Union Square’s healthy eateries.
Cava Grill | Started by three childhood friends, Cava Grill celebrates the flavors of their families’ traditional Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting. They believe that while others are content to feed their faces, Cava customers desire food that feeds the spirit. Our spirits are especially into the custom Greens + Grains bowl with seasonal roasted veggies.
Union Square Greenmarket | The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially; in peak season 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers. We are amazed 4 days a week by the variety that’s available, even in the depths of February. Find fresh greens, seafood, eggs, dairy, baked goods and more!
The Vineyard Theatre’s 2016 – 2017 season is in full swing with the New York premiere of Kid Victory. Acclaimed composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and gifted playwright Greg Pierce (Her Requiem) set the stage, while award-winning director Liesl Tommy brings their story to life. Kander and Pierce previously teamed up in the Vineyard to write the beguiling series of love tales, The Landing.
The story centers on the return of 17-year-old Luke, who returns to his small town in Kansas one year after disappearing. Upon his return, the audience follows the captivating dynamic of Luke’s conservative family being forced to confront the unnerving truth about his disappearance.
Gift Ideas, Makeup Applications and More To Get You V-Day Ready in USQ
Union Square’s sweetest spots are ready to help you plan your Valentine’s Day in a snap. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite treats, date nights, events, and even marriage ideas to get you V-Day ready right here in Union Square.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Dylan’s Candy Bar
Head to Dylan’s Candy Bar (33 Union Square West) to find your cupid’s favorite sweets. Choose from hundreds of gummies, hard candies and chocolates, or pick up a pre-packed assortment selected by the experts.
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Chocolate Must-Haves: City Bakery and Breads Bakery
Cuddle up at City Bakery (3 West 18th Street) for a special V-Day #datenight and share a massive cup of hot chocolate during their Hot Chocolate festival – proven to be worth it because they’re celebrating 25 years of delectable, scrumptious chocolate!
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Whether you’re dining in or out, plan to pick up dessert at Breads Bakery (18 E 16th Street). Their Nutella babka promises layers upon layers flaky deliciousness that you can pull apart with your hands and enjoy together. Watch below to see exactly what you’re in for!
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Union Square Partnership Welcomes Suzanne Appel to the Neighborhood
Right on cue with a fresh new year, the Vineyard Theatre welcomes its new managing director Suzanne Appel to kick off 2017. Appel comes to the Vineyard from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she has served as the Director of External Affairs since 2015. Prior to her role at Hubbard Street, she served as Managing Director at Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, according to the press release.
“The Vineyard has had a profound impact through the years, developing and launching so many incredible new plays and musicals,” said Appel in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with Doug and Sarah and with the Vineyard’s Board of Directors, staff and artists to advance the company’s mission to nurture artists and bold new work. As a native New Yorker, I’m also thrilled to be coming home to this wonderful community.”
We are thrilled to welcome Appel to the district, and to the Union Square Partnership, of which the Vineyard Theatre is a long-standing board member and supporter.
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Ready for a healthy and happy 2017? Union Square has multiple partners to help you get there.
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2. Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology
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