Posts Tagged ‘Union Square’

22-year-old Artist Lands Commission in Union Square Park

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo courtesy of www.nycgovparks.org By Paul Bisceglio The Union Square Partnership and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has introduced a new sculpture in Union Square Park. “Microscopic Landscape” is a 24 foot, 7,500 pound installation by Malcolm D. MacDougall III, a 22-year-old graduate of SUNY Purchase College’s School of Art and Design who currently works in [&hellip
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NYC Food Carts: Behind the Scenes of New Regulations

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Business, Eat & Drink, Uncategorized

Despite the unappetizing nickname “street meat,” food carts are an extremely popular snack and meal option in the City. They range from basic coffee or pretzel carts to elaborate, gourmet food trucks with their own Yelp pages and faithful customers who have no qualms about waiting in line for—what could be—hours. Now the Department of [&hellip
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The ABCs of Men and Vitamins

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

When it comes to vitamins and minerals, many men are not getting enough nourishment. According to the USDA, men ages 31 to 50 need to eat 350 percent more dark green vegetables and 150 percent more fruit per day than they currently do in order to meet federal dietary guidelines. Ideally, more fruits and veggies [&hellip
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Rachael Ray’s NYC Book Signing: Burgers, Buns and the Culinary Star’s Rabid Fans

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Lifestyle, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town Downtown

Famously perky chef and TV personality Rachael Ray made an appearance at a Barnes & Noble in Union Square last night to speak and sign copies of her 20th cookbook, The Book of Burger, named for the musical Book of Mormon (coupled with a love of burgers), which reportedly “made [her] fall off [her] seat [&hellip
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Scout Willis Arrested for Drinking “Pakistani Beer,” Fake ID in Union Square

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio Scout Willis, 20-year-old daughter of divorced movie stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, was arrested on Monday for presenting a fake ID to police after being caught with an open beer in the Union Square station. According to the Daily News, which first reported the incident, Court papers said that a transit [&hellip
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Summer Guide: 10 Great Events for Kids in June

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Family, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Central Park Fishing1 Whether it’s in Manhattan or the rest of the boroughs, there is more than enough to keep your children busy in the first month of summer. ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? [Ages 6+] The Liberty Science Center kicks off summer with an illuminating new exhibit, In The Dark. Aiming to ease darkness anxiety in [&hellip
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Mayor Bloomberg Blames Gun Lobby for Trayvon Martin’s Death

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, back from a tour of Asia, was asked at a recent press conference for his thoughts on the killing of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, a story that enveloped the national news over the past week. The killing of the unarmed teen has become a flashpoint for gun control advocates and [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

UNION SQUARE NEW ADDITION TO UNION SQUARE PARTNERSHIP Felicia Tunnah, former assistant vice president of the Downtown Alliance, has joined the Union Square Partnership as its director of economic development and special projects. As the new director, Tunnah will create programs to promote retail and commercial activity in the area and enhance the streetscape around [&hellip
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Park Performer Rules Spark Conversation about City

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

As the city’s regulations on park performers have drawn scorn from the community, Community Board 2 held a “Washington Square Speak Out” Monday, Dec. 19. The meeting, held at the NYU Kimmel Center, gave locals a chance to voice their opinions on the Parks Department rules, which chiefly prohibit performers from soliciting donations within 50 [&hellip
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