Second Monumental Sculpture by Jim Rennert Arrives in New York’s Union Square ParkJuly 3, 2014
Cavalier Gallery and the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program are excited to announce the installation of Jim Rennert’s second large-scale sculpture, “Perspective,” in Union Square. more
THINK BIG Sculpture by Jim Rennert Arriving in New York’s Union Square ParkJune 6, 2014
NYC Parks and Cavalier Gallery, in cooperation with the Union Square Partnership, are pleased to reveal THINK BIG by artist Jim Rennert, in New York City’s Union Square Park. Located at the park’s south eastern triangle, Jim Rennert’s heroic, monumental bronze sculpture will be on view June through October 2014. more
Union Square Retail Vacancy Rate Plummets to 1.2%February 11, 2014
The Union Square neighborhood ended 2013 with one of the lowest ground-floor retail vacancy rates in the city – 1.2 percent – further bolstering the neighborhood as one of the New York’s hottest locations for both retailers and shoppers. Despite this low rate, some key “flagship” retail spaces in the heart of the district are available, presenting a rare opportunity for retailers looking to get a foot in the bustling area. more
Union Square Shines Bright This Holiday SeasonDecember 10, 2013
Helping to bring in the holiday cheer, the Union Square Partnership has brightened up 14th Street with classic star-shaped holiday lights this season. The lights run from First Avenue to Sixth Avenue and the areas around Union Square Park during the darkest days of the year. more
Union Square Partnership Hosts 18th Annual “Harvest in the Square”September 11, 2013
“Harvest in the Square,” one of the City’s largest culinary events, returns to Union Square Park for the 18th year on Tuesday, September 17. More than 50 area restaurants and 20 wineries will participate in this celebration of community and cuisine. Presented by the Union Square Partnership, “Harvest in the Square” supports the ongoing maintenance and beautification of Union Square Park and free community programming. more
Malcolm MacDougal III’s Microscopic Landscape – Now on view in Union Square ParkJune 26, 2012
The Union Square Partnership and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the installation of Microscopic Landscape 2010, by artist Malcolm D. MacDougall III. The work will be located on the plaza of Union Square’s Triangle Park on Broadway and Park Avenue South between 14th and 15th streets now through January 2013. more
The Andy Monument – Installation Extended Through May 13, 2012October 31, 2011
USP and the Public Art Fund are pleased to announce that Rob Pruitt’s monument to Andy Warhol will remain on view at the northwest corner of Union Square through May 13, 2012. “Rob always had a feeling that this sculpture might become something of pilgrimage site, and that’s precisely what’s happened,” said Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund Director & Chief Curator. more
Union Square Partnership Hosts 16th Annual Harvest in the SquareSeptember 21, 2011
“Harvest in the Square,” one of the City’s largest culinary events, returned to Union Square Park for the 16th year delighting foodies across New York City. This year, more than 50 restaurants and 40 wineries – the largest winery turnout in the event’s history – presented a mouth-watering menu of offerings with some new creations making their debut at this treasured annual celebration of community and cuisine. Presented by the Union Square Partnership, “Harvest in the Square” benefits a number of park beautification initiatives including landscaping and fun programs to delight all ages. more
Miquel Barceló: Elefandret Sculpture at Union Square, New York CitySeptember 13, 2011
Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the monumental sculpture Gran Elefandret, 2008, by renowned artist Miquel Barceló will be on view at the Union Square Triangle beginning September 13, 2011 through the end of May 2012. It is with great pleasure that the Gallery brings this monumental bronze sculpture to Union Square, a place that epitomizes… more
Union Square Partnership Announces 2011 “Summer in the Square” ScheduleJune 16, 2011
Summer has officially arrived in Union Square Park with the return of Summer in the Square, the free, weekly entertainment series. Presented by the Union Square Partnership every Thursday from June 16 through August 11 beginning at 7 AM, the series will offer an electrifying blend of fitness classes, children’s programming, free music and theatrical performances. more
New Rules for selling art, photography, reading material, or sculpture in City ParksMay 23, 2011
“Beginning Saturday, May 21st on the High Line and Monday, May 23rd at Battery Park, Union Square Park, and Central Park, rules for vendors who sell art, photography, reading material, or sculpture in City parks resume. The new rules are available here. Vendors can learn more by reading the new rules, FAQs below, or by calling 311.” more
City Selects New Operator for Seasonal Cafe in Union Square ParkMay 17, 2011
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today announced the selection of the City Farm Café as the new operator of a seasonal café in Union Square Park, managed by O-V Hospitality Group, LLC (“O-V”), a New York-based restaurant management firm. From May through October, anticipated to begin in 2012, this seasonal café will provide park users with
a casual and affordable food service… more
Higher Education Major Contributer to Economic Health of Greenwich Village and NYC
Greenwich Village’s economy is fueled by academic institutions, which employ some 10,350 people and generate an annual payroll of $611 million, significantly contributing to the neighborhood’s economic well being. This according to a report prepared by Appleseed, the prestigious economic
The Union Square Partnership Appoints Lynne Brown and Carole Sobin As New Co-ChairsMay 16, 2011
Beginning a new chapter in the history of one of Manhattan’s most beloved neighborhoods, the Union Square Partnership (USP) announced the appointment of Lynne Brown and Carole Sobin as co-chairs of the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at the 27th annual meeting, sponsored by the W New York-Union Square… more
Public Art Fund presents Rob Pruitt “The Andy Monument”March 30, 2011
Public Art Fund is pleased to present Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument, March 30 – October 2, 2011, at the northwest corner of Union Square. The monument to Andy Warhol, the father of Pop Art and one of New York’s enduring cultural icons is installed just outside the building that housed Warhol’s “Factory” for more than ten years in the 1970s and early 1980s, and just down the street from an earlier “Factory” site. more
Citibank Opens Innovative Flagship Branch in Union SquareDecember 16, 2010
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Vikram Pandit, Chief Executive Officer of Citi, Manuel Medina-Mora, Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Banking for the Americas, and Brad Dinsmore, Head of Retail Banking, North America Consumer Banking, announced the opening of Citi’s new flagship branch located at 14th Street and Broadway, in the heart of Union Square. In demonstrating community support, Citi has signed on to be the first annual sponsor of the Union Square Partnership, the leading advocate for the Union Square community. More
NYC DOT Announces Completion of Union Square RedesignSeptember 23, 2010
"New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and community and business leaders today announced the completion of the redesign to improve the streets and sidewalks surrounding Union Square, bringing safety enhancements to one of the city’s busiest and most popular destinations while making Union Square Park safer, more accessible and more inviting for residents and visitors."
Union Square Partnership Celebrates 15th Aunnual Harvest in the SquareSeptember 21, 2010
"Harvest in the Square," one of the City’s largest culinary events, returned to Union Square Park for the 15th year delighting foodies across New York City. This year, more than 60 restaurants and 24 wineries – the largest turnout in the event’s history – presented a mouth-watering menu of offerings with some sharing new creations featured exclusively at this treasured annual celebration of community and cuisine. Presented
by the Union Square Partnership, "Harvest in the Square" benefits neighborhood programs and beautification of the park, including a portion of the newly renovated north end.
Mayor Bloomberg Announces “People’s Choice” Winner of Sukkah City International Design ContestSeptember 20, 2010
"Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that “Fractured Bubble,” a design created by Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan of Long Island
City, Queens, was the “People’s Choice” winner of “Sukkah City 2010,” a global architectural contest that engaged the most creative minds in the design, creative and architectural worlds to radically reinvent the humble structure. The public voted in person and online at www.nymag.com for their favorite design."
Union Square Partnership Announces 2010 Summer in the Square ScheduleJune 15, 2010
The Union Square Partnership today announced the 2010 schedule for Summer in the Square, a free, weekly entertainment series in Union Square Park. Running every Thursday from June 17th through August 12th beginning at 7 AM, the series will offer an electrifying blend of fitness classes, children’s programming, free music and theatrical performances.
Miranda July Eleven Heavy Things In Union SquareMay 28, 2010
New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the exhibition, Eleven Heavy Things by Miranda July from May 29 through October 3, 2010 in Union Square Park. The exhibition, a series of 11 sculptures that encourage viewer interaction, was first exhibited within Giardino delle Vergini in Italy for the 53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. This second incarnation of Eleven Heavy Things marks its United States debut.
Union Square Park’s New & Expanded Playground OpenJanuary 27, 2010
Marking another major milestone in the park’s 170-year history, Union Square’s new expanded, 15,000-square-foot playground opened to the delight of children and parents in early December. The new space is triple the size of the previous bifurcated play areas and features state-of-the-art equipment.
Union Square Partnership Presents 14th Annual “Harvest in the Square”September 24, 2009
"Harvest in the Square," one of the city’s largest culinary events, returned to Union Square Park for the 14th year to the delight of foodies across the city. This year, more than 50 participants – the largest turnout in the event’s history – presented…
New York City’s hottest food event boasts largest line up of restaurants in 2009August 3, 2009
Food lovers looking for a recession-proof way to dine at some of the finest restaurants in New York City’s will have the opportunity to sample exclusive dishes at the 14th annual “Harvest in the Square” in Union Square Park on Thursday, September 24th.
Union Square Partnership Announces Advance Tickets Sales for 2009 “Harvest in the Square”July 15, 2009
Advance tickets to the culinary event of the year, Harvest in the Square, are now available for purchase. In its 14th year, the event returns to Union Square Park on Thursday, September 24th at 7:30 pm. Harvest is one of the city’s premier gatherings of restaurants and connoisseurs of gourmet food and drink.
Union Square Partnership Announces Schedule for 2009 Summer in the SquareMay 28, 2009
The Union Square Partnership today announced the schedule for 2009 “Summer in the Square,” the free, weekly entertainment series in Union Square Park. Running every Thursday afternoon from June 18th through August 13th…
Park Project Reaches 50% MilestoneMarch 26, 2009
Union Square Park’s North End Project achieved a major milestone this week as it reached the
50 percent completion point. Recent work includes the concrete foundations that have been poured and new granite curb lines set along Union Square West.
Vineyard Theatre Honors Tony-Award Winning Actress Marian SeldesJanuary 26, 2009
The Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation’s leading theatres devoted to producing new works, will honor Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes at their annual gala. Seldes made her Broadway debut in 1948 in a production of MEDEA and was most recently seen on Broadway opposite Angela Lansbury in DEUCE.
Neighborhood Greenthumbs Join Community Planting Day In Union Square ParkOctober 23, 2008
Community volunteers will paint, plant and clean Union Square Park to celebrate It’s My Park! Day. The Union Square Partnership, in collaboration with Partnership for Parks, will supply volunteers with equipment to assist with beautification activities such as…
Park Project Reaches 25% MilestoneOctober 17, 2008
Union Square Park’s North End Project reached a major milestone this week as it reached the 25 percent completion point. The new play area has already begun to take shape and will unify the old east and west playgrounds to nearly triple in total size from 5,135 square feet to 15,307 square feet.
Harvest in the Square 2008September 18, 2008
Forty restaurants in the Union Square district – many among the city’s top rated – served up the feast of the year during the 13th Annual “Harvest in the Square” on the West Plaza of Union Square Park.
Union Square Partnership Expands Free Wi-Fi Hot ZoneSeptember 2, 2008
Surfing the web via Wi-Fi in Union Square just got much faster, easier, and more interactive. The Union Square Partnership is now offering a state-of-the-art public Wi-Fi network and local community portal, developed by Wired Towns, LLC.
Food Lovers Return to Union Square Park for 2008 “Harvest in the Square”August 25, 2008
Hundreds of food-lovers will return to Union Square Park on Thursday, September 18th, for “Harvest in the Square” – a foodie’s paradise.
Union Square Partnership Announces Restaurant Line Up For 2008 “Harvest in the Square”
Foodies rejoice! The culinary event of the year will return to Union Square Park on Thursday, September 18th. More than 1,250 connoisseurs of gourmet food will feast on offerings from some 40 restaurants and other palate pleasers at the 13th Annual Harvest in the Square.
Tumbling Mirages Debuts in Union Square ParkJune 19, 2008
The Union Square Partnership and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to present the public art installation Tumbling Mirages by Dennis Oppenheim. The colorful, futuristic tumbleweed-like sculptures will inhabit the southeast triangle of Union Square Park through November 9, 2008.
Union Square Partnership Hosts Annual MeetingJune 5, 2008
Over 250 area businesses, residents, property owners, cultural and community groups, and other key neighborhood stakeholders gathered together for the Union Square Partnership’s (USP) 24th annual public meeting today.
Union Square Partnership Announces Schedule For “Summer in the Square”May 28, 2008
The Union Square Partnership and
TheaterMania.com today announced the schedule for this year’s “Summer in the Square,” the free, weekly entertainment series in Union Square Park. Running every Thursday afternoon from June 19th through August 14th, the series will offer…
Jane Chesnutt and Council Member Rosie Mendez Awarded for Service to Union Square CommunityMay 16, 2008
The Union Square Partnership today honored outstanding achievement in community service and
academics by presenting Jane Chesnutt, Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day, New York City Council Member Rosie Mendez, and four Washington Irving High School students with awards…
Dog Fountain Unveiled in Union Square ParkApril 10, 2008
Parks & Recreation, the Union Square Partnership and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) today unveiled a brand new fountain at the dog run in Union Square Park.
Holiday Season Kicks Off in Union SquareNovember 27, 2007
Today the casts of several Off-Broadway plays including Altar Boyz, The Fantasticks, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Stomp raised the
curtain on four fantastic Fridays of Off-Broadway performances and caroling at the Holiday Market in Union Square.
2007 Harvest in the SquareSeptember 20, 2007
Fifty restaurants in the Union Square district – many among the city’s top rated – served up the feast of the year during the 12th Annual “Harvest in the Square” on the North Plaza of Union Square Park.
Union Square Partnership Announces Schedule for 2007 “Summer in the Square”June 13, 2007
“Summer in the Square,” the annual entertainment series in Union Square Park, will kick off on Wednesday, June 27th and run weekly through August 15th. The Union Square Partnership (USP) will present a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances…
Rob Walsh and Jennifer Garvey Blackwell and the Vineyard Theatre Awarded for Service to Union Square CommunityJune 4, 2007
The first executive director of the 14th Street-Union Square Business Improvement District and an off-Broadway theatre company and its executive director were honored today for their years of service to the Union Square community.
Partnership Announces Beautification Efforts in Union Square Park for Summer 2007May 8, 2007
With summer almost here, the Union Square Partnership (USP) has made a series of targeted investments for the upgrading, maintenance and beautification of Union Square Park. The highpoints of this
season’s efforts are the reseeding of the center, eastern and southern lawns of the 3.5-acre Park…
New York City’s New Public Space Recycling ProgramApril 18, 2007
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has hailed the new 3-month public space recycling pilot program targeting busy parks, and transportation facilities where significant amounts of recyclable materials, such as paper, plastic, and glass, are being deposited in trash receptacles and entering the waste stream.
The Hare in the SquareFebruary 22, 2007
Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the exhibition of Barry Flanagan’s Large Left Handed Drummer in Union Square Park. The 16’ x 9½’ x 8’ bronze sculpture is characteristic of Flanagan’s work and depicts a dancing hare playing a drum.
Union Square Partnership Launches Initiative to Enhance the Area’s Retail Environment
The Union Square Partnership (USP) today launched a new façade improvement program to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the area’s shopping district. This is the latest component of the Partnership’s ongoing effort to ensure 14th Street’s vitality…
Union Square Partnership Announces Appointment of Executive DirectorNovember 13, 2006
The Union Square Partnership (USP) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Jennifer E. Falk, currently First Deputy Press Secretary for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and spokeswoman for Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding Daniel L. Doctoroff, as Executive Director.