Meet Your Health Resolutions in 2017

Ready for a healthy and happy 2017? Union Square has multiple partners to help you get there.

1. Eye Exams, Surgery and More

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Get comprehensive care and treatment for eye programs at Union Square Eye Care, located 235 Park Avenue South on the 2nd Floor. Using the latest technology, the team, led by H. Jay Wisnicki, MD analyzes and diagnoses your condition quickly and accurately using the latest methods and technology. The team offers pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, galucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and intraocular lenses, cosmetic eye surgery and LASIK. Plus, discover the large selection of high-style eyeglass frames at the on site optical shop.

2. Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology

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Anne Chapas, M.D. is a Manhattan-based dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancers, and cosmetic procedures.

Located at 19 Union Square West, Union Square Laser Dermatology is celebrating five years in the community Continue reading

Pick Up Your Winter Warrior Card at the Union Square Greenmarket

Shop 10 Times To Receive Coupons, Prizes

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Stop by the Union Square Greenmarket market information booth and pick up your Winter Warrior card! Each time you shop before March 31st, stop by the tent to have your card punched. After 10 punches you’ll earn Continue reading

New in 2017 (Plus, the Best of 2016 You Can Still Catch) in Union Square

2017 Brings New Restaurants, Theater, Free Events

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As you gear up to tackle 2017, we’re already anticipating an incredible year in the Square. Here are the top developments we’re excited for this year, plus the best of 2016 you can still enjoy.

1. Union Square Sweat Fest | Don’t give up on those New Year’s resolutions! SWEAT in Union Square with our third annual celebration of Union Square’s health and wellness scene. We’ll keep you committed with silent disco yoga at the W New York – Union Square, an exclusive workout in GrowNYC’s new Project Farmhouse, and free class trials at some of the best gyms in the neighborhood.

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2. Union Square Cafe Returns Home | The best part about Union Square Cafe’s new larger space? Each visit reveals something different you love about the restaurant. Whether it’s the artwork, the private nooks, or a seat at one of the bars, you can experience the incredible food and drink that earned the restaurant the highest accolades over the years.

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Photo: Emily Andrews, Thrillist

3. Exceptional Off-Broadway Theatre | In February, The Vineyard Theatre introduces John Kander and Greg Pierce’s Kid Victory directed by Liesl Tommy, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical about seventeen-year-old Luke returning to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. Tickets are now on sale! Across the street, the Daryl Roth Theatre presents Vox Luminere’s Phantom Of The Opera, a unique take on the classic musical.

4. New Tech Center on the Way | This season, NYC’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will soon reveal the team selected to redevelop the city-owned site at 124 East 14th Street into a new tech hub for a modern workforce. The project may include new office and retail space geared towards startups and co-working.

5. Project Farmhouse | The team behind the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, GrowNYC, just launched Project Farmhouse, an event space and sustainability center that hosts workshops, galas, speakers, community meetings and interactive exhibits. The new space is located on 13th Street, on the ground floor of the Hyatt Union Square.

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The view from the main entrance of Project Farmhouse with a ceiling made of recycled plastic bottles. Source: ProjectFarmhouse.org

6. New Foodie Spots Opening Soon | Prepare for Korean BBQ alongside classic Korean dishes at Barn Joo’s new multiple-story location at 35 Union Square West, set to open this winter. Acclaimed Israeli chef Meir Adoni teams up with Breads Continue reading

Union Square Cafe’s New Home on 19th Street is Spacious, Bustling

New Space, Same Iconic Union Square Restaurant

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Opening Night at Union Square Cafe. Photo: Eater NY

Less than a year after closing on 16th Street, Union Square Cafe opened in its new spacious home on 19th Street and Park Avenue South. Staying in Union Square was vital to the team, especially Chef Carmen Quagliata who said they couldn’t go more than a five-minute walk away from the Union Square Greenmarket, accordingly to The New York Times.

 

“Union Square Cafe has spent the last three decades sowing deep roots in its community,” said Sam Lipp, Director of Operations at Union Square Cafe and Daily Provisions and Union Square Partnership Board Member. “We could not be more thrilled to re-open on 19th St. and Park Ave. in the neighborhood in which we grew up.”

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Director of Operations Sam Lipp on opening night. Photo: Eater NY

Already named by Tasting Table as the 2016 “Restaurant Comeback We’re Most Grateful For,” and given an honorable mention by Eater’s editor-in-chief as a top new restaurant of 2016 after its December opening, Union Square Cafe already has us wanting more. Wish granted: its sister bakery and coffee shop, Daily Provisions, is opening Continue reading

Honoring Our NYPD Officers at Safe City Safe Streets

Union Square Partnership Thanks Our Local NYPD Precincts For A Safe 2016

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USP’s Executive Director, Jennifer Falk, and Operations Team, Tom DiRusso and McLawrence Glynn, present Midtown South Precinct Honoree Police Officer Alberto Ortiz with his “Officer of the Year” Award for his service to NYC.

In the neighborhood we call home, we are lucky to have the protection and support of multiple NYPD precincts working tirelessly to keep the district safe. At the annual Safe City Safe Street luncheon, along with our partners at Con Edison, NYU, Mount Sinai and Buchbinder & Warren, we were honored to sponsor and recognize NYC Police Department Commissioner O’Neill and the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s “Officer of the Year” honorees from the 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th and Midtown South Precincts, as well as our partners at Transit District 4 for all they do for our community.

We encourage our residents, business owners and visitors to share their thanks with the NYPD, especially as they work over the holiday season to ensure our Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Glam Looks in USQ

Create Your Best Look with NYX Cosmetics, Red Door Spa, MAC + More

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From a classic red lip, to a cat eyeliner-flick, to face masks and mud scrubs, blow outs and more, get glam for New Year’s in Union Square without stepping beyond the Square.

Professional Makeup For All At NYX Cosmetics ($)

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Since NYX Cosmetics opened at 41 Union Square West this fall, beauty mavens have been flocking to the Square for the latest looks at the absolute best prices. We’re taking a cue from #NYXCosmetics loyalists to sparkle this New Year’s Eve with Face Body Glitter in Bronze, Silver or Ice. *BONUS: Share your holiday pictures in Union Square on Twitter and Instagram by Monday, Dec. 26th and tag #USQHoliday for a chance to win goodies from NYX!

 

Braids + Blow Outs + More At Red Door Spa ($$)

If there’s a night to invest in a professional hair-do, it’s the picture-laden New Year’s Eve. At Red Door Spa (200 Park Avenue South) go for a classic blow out, or even a braid to keep your hair out of your face while you dance all night long. And while you’re there, makeup touch ups, manis and pedis are also available. Start 2017 on the right foot with a classic spa experience. Best to book in advance. Continue reading

Last Minute Party Platters, Holiday Dinners Available at Whole Foods

It’s Not Too Late To Cater Your Holiday Parties

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‘Tis the season for holiday festivities, get-togethers, office parties, and special family meals, and it’s not too late to make your holiday extra special and delicious this year. Dig in to full holiday dinners with family, or snack on deli slider platters and pretzel bite baskets at the office party. Even take your party up a notch and add truffles, caviar and oysters for an extra special celebration. Hanukkah and Christmas specific meals are available.

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Reserve online and pick up in store at 14th Street Continue reading