Annual Meeting Celebrates 40 Years of Service and Community Partnerships

AMheadlineOn Monday, May 16th, USP welcomed neighborhood residents, business and property owners and other key district stakeholders to our Annual Meeting & Networking Reception. The event marked our 32nd Annual Meeting but was also a celebration of our founding 40 years ago in 1976.

Hosted by the W New York – Union Square, the meeting opened with Continue reading

Union Square Pedestrian Count Climbs to 383,000 Visitors*

2014 Pedestrian CountThe Union Square Partnership analyzes and promotes visitor activity by conducting pedestrian and bicycle counts every two years over several Fridays and Saturdays in July.
Working with BFJ Planning, counts were taken from 8 AM to 10 PM at 26 locations around Union Square Park. To gain the most accurate account of how many people move through Continue reading

‘Small Business First’ Initiative Underway

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The de Blasio Administration has taken a giant step towards helping small businesses avoid penalties and fines. With help from the Department of Small Business Services and collaboration from over 10 city agencies, the new ‘Small Business First’ initiative Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Union Square Partnership works year-round to make sure that Union Square Park is GREEN and clean! We make a number of park investments each year, including new landscaping and reseeding the lawn, planting thousands of annuals, perennials and shrubs, providing seating areas with over 600 bistro tables, chairs and umbrellas, providing complimentary Wi-Fi, supplemental sanitation services, new playground equipment and maintenance, providing a summer playground associate and a dedicated park gardener! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, NYC!
Read more about our services in our Annual Report.

New York City’s Heart of Health & Beauty

photo credit: Reebok

photo credit: Reebok

Union Square is getting stronger and even more beautiful in 2014 with the opening of two New York health and beauty destinations. As reported in our latest Biz & Broker Quarterly, this spring, Reebok is set to open a FitHub on the corner of 14th Street and Union Square West. The new fitness mecca will be the largest of the brand’s stores in New York City and will include a 4,800 sf apparel shop and 6,800 sf CrossFit gym. Continue reading

Flagship Opportunities Open Up in Tight Union Square Retail Market


There has never been a better time for retailers to set up shop in Union Square. The neighborhood consistently enjoys low retail vacancy rates relative to the rest of the city. New construction and renovation of a few key retail spaces has brought rare opportunities for those looking to break into the area. The New School’s gleaming new Continue reading