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Thursday’s Forecast: 90 Degrees and Ice Cream
To celebrate the launch of the Oregon-based ice cream brand at Daily Provisions, join us for an Ice Cream Social! Enjoy $1 scoops from 6:00 – 8:30 PM of two new flavors exclusive to Daily Provisions mirroring their loaves, coffee and NYC heritage:
- Salted Caraway Rye with Strawberry Cheesecake
- Joe Coffee & Freckled Chocolate
All funds raised at the social will benefit the Union Square Partnership’s (that’s us!) work in Union Square. Check out the hashtag #USQBlooms to see our work in action.
Additional flavors will be available starting Friday, May 19th Continue reading
Get the Inside Scoop On What You Can’t Miss This Fall in #UnionSquareNY
14. Harvest in the Square | We kicked off the season on the first day of fall celebrating our vibrant community and culinary scene at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square, raising a record $378,000 for Union Square Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Over the past 21 years, USP has raised over $5.7 million for district beautification and community programming. Thank you for joining us! (Photos)
13. New Fast Casual on 4th Avenue | Lunch is easier than ever with so many fantastic grab-and-go options on 4th Avenue, just south of 14th Street. Crowds are lining up for the New York debuts of Cava Grill and The Pokè Spot, which join lunch favorites Dos Toros and Glaze, creating a corridor of delicious fast casual eateries. Later this season The Melt Shop opens its doors on the same block (Grilled cheese and tomato soup, please!).
12. The Class of 2020 | School is back in session and a new crop of students are adding vitality to the district from The New School and NYU, as well as NYU’s 16th President Andrew Hamilton for his first fall semester. Plus, The New School’s Mannes School of Music celebrates 100 years with nine special events Continue reading
Treasured annual community event brings in highest ever fundraising total in event history to support the organization’s work to beautify, improve and program the Union Square district
More than 1,200 foodies, community leaders, elected officials and area businesses joined the Union Square Partnership on Thursday, September 22nd to celebrate the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square, a fundraiser that supports Union Square Park. This year, through the generosity of the community, the treasured annual event raised more than $378,000, bringing the total amount raised over the last two decades to more than $5,728,000.
“We don’t know how the event just keeps getting better and better but the Union Square culinary community really brought their A-game to this year’s food and wine extravaganza,” said Jennifer Falk, Executive Director of the Union Square Partnership. “Funds raised at the event are vital Continue reading
Union Square Cafe is set to open this October
Chad Batka, New York Times
We’re counting down the days for the opening of the new Union Square Cafe in October (reunite with the team early on Sep. 22 at Harvest in the Square) and thanks to this morning’s New York Times article by Michael Kimmelman, we can now fantasize about where we want to sit when it opens.
David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group have been “laboring to extract the DNA of the old Union Square Cafe and implant it into its new, very different body,” and Danny Meyer’s expert team including Union Square Cafe’s director of operations, Sam Lipp and executive chef, Carmen Quagliata offered their expertise down to the finest details. For example, a dissertation on the turning radius a barista needs behind the coffee station, and the effects of citrus on different types of wood.
Rendering, Rockwell Group
The entrance will be on 19th Street. The restaurant will seat 138 people (only 8 more than 16th Street). Choosing a location a six-minute hand-truck ride Continue reading
String Of Openings Kicks Off With Harvest in the Square
The list seems endless for the restaurants joining the #USQEats scene. We’ve compiled the hottest new openings in Union Square this season, plus anticipated updates from your favorite fine and casual dining spots.
Breads Bakery’s Gadi Peleg partners with acclaimed Israeli Chef Meir Adoni for his first U.S. restaurant. Adoni plans to open Nur, meaning “light” in Hebrew, and “flame” in Arabic, at 34 East 20th Street this October, serving middle eastern food with a refined flair. You’ll want to tune in to enjoy this “Game of Chefs” two-time winner (Israel’s cooking competition) cuisine.