Spend the Dog Days of Summer in Union Square

Plan the Perfect Day for your #USQPets

Photo: Instagram @leo_thebostonterrier

Sunny summer days mean long strolls in the park for all of our #USQPets. Find the best spots to hang with your pup in Union Square this summer.

 

Thanks to our friends at the Union Square Dog Run, pets can enjoy a respite from the city streets and run around on the gravel, make new friends, and play catch. Owners can enjoy shade from our signature blue umbrellas dispersed throughout the run.

 

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly grocery story, try the Union Square Greenmarket every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 AM – 6 PM. Your dog might even be featured as the dog of the week. Share your photos with #GMKTDogs on Instagram and Twitter.

 

For all your pet shopping needs, like a new leash, toys or even just the basics,  stop by one of these four pet retailers in the area.

  • Canis Minor238 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
  • Pet Central55 West 16 Street, New York, New York 10011
  • Petco860 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
  • Wagwear 48 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003

Photo by @tommy.and.catty #schnauzer #wagwear #paintsplatterhoody

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Strand Bookstore Celebrates 90 Years

From Book Row to Broadway, How Your Favorite Neighborhood Store Has Grown and Stayed the Same

Strand in 1938. Photo Credit: NY History Walks

Any trip to New York isn’t complete without a trip to Union Square and New York City institution, Strand Bookstore. Over the years, Strand has been featured as a favorite by press by The New York Times, New Yorker, Gothamist, TimeOut New York and many more. Not only is it the largest indie bookstore in the city, it’s also the largest family-run bookstore in the country, owned across three generations of the Bass Family.

Fred Bass and daughter Nancy Bass in Strand Bookstore in 2016. Photo Courtesy Strand Bookstore.

From the 1890s to the 1960s, 48 bookstores lined 4th Avenue from Union Square to Astor Place, then known as “Book Row.” Ben Bass opened the used bookstore at the age of 25. It was his son Fred’s idea to move Strand to its current location at 828 Broadway from Book Row in 1957 – today’s its the sole survivor of the historic shops. With its flagship based here in Union Square, you can now find Strand across the city with kiosks in Times Square and Central Park, inside Club Monaco on 5th Avenue, in SoHo at Artist & Fleas, and even quarterly in your mailbox with the Book HookUp subscription box.

Photo Courtesy Strand Bookstore.

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