Union Square

One-Year Anniversary Memorial For Sandy Hook Surfaces in Union Square

Posted November 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

It’s almost been a year since the heartbreaking tragedy of Sandy Hook rippled through our nation and collectively sobered the holiday spirit. To commemorate those lost, artist Mark Panzarino recently chalked a bold memorial “wish list” centered around a manhole-turned-gun barrel in Union Square. Concise. But yesterday’s rains likely got the better of it. This […]

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Union Square [Updated]

Last modified November 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm

An unidentified pedestrian was struck by a moving truck on in Union Square around noontime today. Numerous scanner reports indicate that the victim is DOA. One eyewitness took to Twitter and noted that “I’ve never seen so much blood in real life.” Crime scene tape now cordons the area outside the Heartland Brewery. UPDATE: we […]

Bloomberg Announces Expansion of “Health Bucks” Program in Union Square

Posted July 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and a number of other pols held a press conference yesterday afternoon in Union Square to announce the expansion of “Health Bucks.”

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Clayton’s Corner: In Support of Montreal

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

Tuesday evening solidarity protests are the subject of this week’s Clayton’s Corner.  Patterson filed the following: The youth were getting restless- a rather large march through the Lower East Side in support of the students protesting the tuition hikes in the Montreal colleges – were over 100 protesters. Ended at Union Square around 10 PM. […]

Catching Up with David Peel on the Lower East Side

Posted April 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

“I am David Peel from the streets of the Lower East Side. Get high.” Damn straight.

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NY1 New Yorker Commercial Sequel [Video]

Posted April 19, 2011 at 6:28 am

NY1 just followed up its successful “true New Yorker” commercial with another like-minded advert.

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Sukkah City 2010: The Night Before

Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:32 am

Today is the last day to catch a glimpse of Sukkah City 2010, an assemblage of “radically temporary” sukkahs in Union Square Park. From dawn until dusk. Most of yesterday was a true mob scene, with huge crowds surrounding each structure, at least five to six heads deep. It was tough getting a good glimpse. […]


Felix Morelo Brings His Faces to the Bowery

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

While strolling the Bowery yesterday morning, we came across a hopscotch matrix of faces chalked on the sidewalk outside the Bowery Mission.  Spanning nearly half the concrete between Rivington and Stanton, the graffiti layout included 180 faces, marked at various numeric intervals, as well as a “good luck spot” starting circle.  Check it out before […]

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