The Andy Monument, artist Rob Pruitt’s sculpture of the late Andy Warhol, is being unveiled in Union Square this week. It stands not far from the Decker Building, which housed the second Factory, the one where Valerie Solanas shot Warhol in 1968. So it should perhaps be seen as the Public Art Fund’s belated catch-up Read More
It was only a matter of time before the high-end burger craze hit Union Square. Sorry Shake Shack, because 5 Napkin Burger is opening on the corner of 14th Street and Third Avenue.
The burger chain has opened three other New York locations since 2003. It does face some stiff compeition from Goodburger, at Broadway Read More
From the glamorous to the quotidian, everything you need to know about New York City’s apartment market is contained on StreetEasy, except this: The city’s most powerful residential real estate site has begun a quest for new office space.
“We’ve got half a dozen places that are of real interest,” chief executive Michael Smith told Read More
If You Build It
Citibank is taking the free lollipops to the next level.
Citibank opened The Bank of the Future in Union Square today, a flagship branch featuring technology from Singapore and Hong Kong that makes simple financial transactinos look like something out of Minority Report.
Customers can browse banking products at one of six touchscreen “sales walls” Read More
While not quite Washington Square Park, Union Square has its fair share of oddballs, from skateboarders to arts vendors. Add to that a dozen sukkahs, which just arrived as part of the Sukkah City architecture competition. Typically a staid affair of canvas and corn husks to commemorate the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot, these Read More
New occupants for the Dia Art Foundation’s old building in Chelsea. [
Obama hangs out downtown. [NYT]
NPR investigation shows gulf oil spill to be at least 10 times larger than previously believed. [NPR]
Union Square bomb scare interrupts Buzzcocks show. [NYDN] Read More
Virgin Entertainment Group sold its Megastore space in Union Square for $4.81 million. Read More
John Ades, the vegetable-peeler salesman whose deep-throated, English-accented voice greeted New Yorkers as they left the subway on their way to Union Square office shanties, has died, according to The New York Times.
As essential a part of the Union Square landscape as the Greenmarket, Ades regularly attracted crowds of tourists and Read More
The dining room at Saigon Grill on University Place was slammed with noodle noshers on Friday afternoon as patrons by the bar watched ESPN’s live coverage of former pro football star O.J. Simpson’s sentencing for armed robbery and kidnapping.
On Wednesday, the restaurant’s owners themselves were hauled away Read More
This morning, Richard Taub of Queens was taking his own exit poll outside the subway station at Union Square West and 14th Street.
“For every 200 Obamas, there’s one McCain,” he said. But Mr. Taub was talking about his sale numbers of the hundreds of political buttons at his makeshift sales table.
Hundreds of Read More