Father’s Day Planning in Three Easy Steps

Cards, Gifts and Brunch for Dad

Find Father’s Day cards and gifts at Paper Source

Show Dad or the father figure in your life how much you care in three easy steps on Father’s Day this Sunday, all in time for brunch.

Start With a Card

Barnes & Noble (33 East 17th Street) has cards to buy, and a children’s Father’s Day story time reading of When Dads Don’t Grow Up this Saturday, June 17th at 11 AM.

Choose from one of many card designs from Paper Source (75 Fifth Avenue), or DIY in-store with a card personalized for Dad.

 

Then Find the Perfect Gift

Dress up Dad with a gift from the award-winning men’s shop Rothmans (222 Park Avenue South). Give him a Continue reading

The Best #USQEats, Sweets + Treats to Celebrate Easter

Your Guide to Easter in Union Square

Spring Bonbons at Gotham Bar and Grill

From planning Sunday brunch to crafting and filling festive baskets, Union Square offers all the Easter essentials. Check out these locations to book a table, pick up desserts and have fun this holiday weekend.

Brunch + Dinner

Union Square Cafe

Dine with the neighborhood’s famous Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street) open for Easter brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM and dinner from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Reserve.

Enjoy a Parisian style brunch 11 AM to 4:30 PM at Maison Kayser (841 Broadway), or take home French specialties chouquettes, financiers and more pastries.

Have an Easter a la Mexicana at Rosa Mexicano (9 East 18th Street). Celebrate Spring with Fresh Fish Primavera and drink Agua Fresca, the fruit flavored water traditional for Mexican Easter weekend festivals, all on the special Easter menu. Reserve.

Craft (43 East 19th Street) is open for prix fixe Easter Brunch. From 11 AM to 3 PM feast on a combo of pastry basket, family style starters and a choose-your-own main course. Reserve.

From Quiche to seafood tacos, Blue Water Grill (31 Union Square West) opens at 11:30 AM and offers a variety of brunch options. Reserve.

DIY with help from Whole Foods (4 Union Square South). Pick up ingredients and impress with spring gathering cooking tips.

Classic Italian dishes at the Florian Café (225 Park Avenue South) are perfect for bringing family together. Try brunch specials or dig in to Italian specialties like thin crust pizza and artisan pasta. Reserve.

Sweets

Sugar Bunny from Baked by Melissa

Get your sweet tooth fix for adults and kids. Spring Bonbons from Gotham Bar and Grill (21 East 12th Street) fresh out of Executive Pastry Chef Ron Paprocki’s “Chocolate Lab” are perfect for the sophisticated host. Try the 2017 Collection flavors Cointreau-Caramel, Lemon-Olive Oil, New York State Honey  and Strawberry-Yuzu. Pick them up, or have them delivered.

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Your Guide to Passover & Easter in the Square

Whether you plan to dine out or host your own Passover or Easter celebration, Union Square has some of the best spots to enjoy the upcoming holidays.  Be sure to book a reservation early or stop by any of these Union Square businesses to get your favorite items.

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Photo Credit: Breads Bakery

Photo Credit: Breads Bakery

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Union Square West Welcomes Another New Business: Campeon

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February has welcomed yet another new business just steps from Union Square West (Liquiteria opened last week).  Campeon, a Mexican-themed sports bar, has opened up their doors at 9 East 16th Street.  This is the latest in upscale sports bars that have Continue reading

Where to Brunch Post Marathon

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You’ve just finished running 26.2 miles in today’s ING NYC Marathon. Your friends and family have spent hours making glittery signs and cheering you on as you cross the finish line. We know you’re all starving, so here’s a round up of our favorite Union Square brunch spots where you can refuel: Continue reading

Enjoy an Early Outdoor Brunch in Union Square

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The days may be starting to get shorter, but outdoor Sunday brunch just got a little longer. Last month a new law officially went into effect allowing outdoor sidewalk cafes to serve brunch at 10:00 AM. Previously, brunch goers had to hold their cravings to eat eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles outdoors until noon due to an obscure city law that banned sidewalk cafes from operating earlier. This is good news for area restaurants as the additional seating will allow for more people to be served.  And early patrons will have a chance to beat the heat and the crowds. Take advantage of the new law before the warm weather disappears at these hot neighborhood brunch spots: Continue reading