33rd Annual Meeting Celebrates USP’s Community Contributions

Executive Director Jennifer Falk presented an overview of USP’s work over the last year.

On Monday, May 15th, USP welcomed neighborhood residents, business and property owners, and other key district stakeholders to our 33rd Annual Meeting + Networking Reception.

Hosted by the W New York – Union Square, Executive Director Jennifer Falk presented an overview of the Partnership’s contributions to the community over the past year and plans for the coming year. She proudly shared that we raised our highest fundraising total to date, $1.5 million in addition to our annual assessment, which allowed us to plant new trees and understory landscaping in the median malls along Union Square East, expand outdoor seating areas with new bistro furniture, and install brighter, energy-efficient lighting to increase park safety. For a full recap of this year’s work, please enjoy the 2017 Annual Report.

“From the exciting developments taking place throughout the area, to the new businesses and incredible restaurants that continue to join our bustling community, the Union Square-14th Street district is thriving. We are proud of the progress we have made over the past year, and we look forward to continuing to further Union Square’s growth in the years to come,” said Falk. See our work in action at #USQBlooms on Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Speaker Civic Hall Founder/CEO Andrew Rasiej with Executive Director Jenn Falk and Union Square Partnership Co-Chair William Abramson.

Civic Hall Founder/CEO (and longtime resident) Andrew Rasiej was featured as a special guest speaker to speak to the City’s new $250 million tech hub planned for 124 East 14th Street and how Civic Hall, Continue reading

Read Our 2017 Commercial Market Report

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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.