Capital One Hosts Veterans’ Yoga, Cell Phone For Soldiers Drive

The November Portion of Capital One’s Care 4 The Square Program

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Looking for ways to give back to your community this Veterans’ Day? Drop off your old and damaged cell phones to Capital One’s (843 Broadway) Cell Phones for Soldiers drive. The organization exchanges the  phones and used parts for international phone cards to send overseas to US soldiers.

The branch is also offering free weekly yoga sessions for veterans, led by veteran Ceasar F Barajas with the Veterans Yoga Project. The free classes are held every Sunday Continue reading

East Meets West at The Pokéspot

Fresh Hawaiian cuisine is arriving in Union Square. The Pokéspot is offering quick lunch bites to the neighborhood starting Friday, August 12th at 120 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets).

 

By mixing traditionally styled Poké with a modern NYC attitude, the new lunch and dinner spot is bringing the feeling of a Hawaiian Luau close to home. Share lunch with a friend Friday with a buy one get one free deal to celebrate opening day!

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Ditch the Sidewalk – Citi Summer Streets Opens NYC Streets in August to Pedestrians

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Take the opportunity to hit the open streets of New York as Citi Summer Streets comes to Union Square for the first three Saturdays of August.

Visitors and locals of all ages and abilities are invited to play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue, Union Square East and Fourth Avenue from 7 AM to 1 PM on August 6th, 13th and 20th. End your ride in Union Square with a trip to the Greenmarket located on the North Plaza and Union Square West, and further explore the neighborhood with our free walking tour at 2 PM, starting at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street Transverse.
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Summer Staycation

Playing Tourist in Union Square

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Union Square is bursting with awesomeness just awaiting your discovery – why travel anywhere else? Steps away from our idyllic park is the beating heart of New York City. At the center of food, culture and shopping, we’ve rounded up our top spots to keep you busy, relaxed and deliciously full Continue reading

Family in Town? What to do this Saturday in Union Square:

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Recovered from your food coma only to find that your family is still around? Fret not! Bring the family down to Union Square this Saturday to partake in our free historic walking tour, “Union Square: Crossroads of New York.”  Explore the social and political Continue reading

Olivia Comes to Union Square

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At last Thursday’s Summer in the Square, children were delighted by a special appearance of Olivia the pig. Throngs of families lined the South Plaza despite the rain for a free book and to hear a special reading of OLIVIA Takes Ballet. The story was read by professional storyteller Luann Adams.

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Wi-Fi? Why, Yes! Where to go in Union Square

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The Union Square Partnership completed a massive Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion.  The new system features more antennas and an astounding 1,100% increase in bandwidth to support the popular tablet and smart phone devices that have mushroomed since USP’s free Wi-Fi system was first implemented several years ago. Thousands of users have taken advantage of the new system, which can be found under network name USP Park Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi now extends to the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets. The upgrade was made possible through the generous support of Beth Israel Medical Center and our rooftop partners Vornado Realty Trust, Paragon Sporting Goods and Related Companies.

Bad weather? Take it inside…
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