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Apple’s own security guards stage protest outside San Francisco Apple Store

A protest involving around 50 people blocked customers from entering the main doors of Apple’s flagship San Francisco Union Square retail store yesterday. The protest was related to service employees claiming to be underpaid. Organized by the Service Employees International … Read more ›

Small Goes Big: The smallest building in Union Square...

The smallest building in Union Square just sold for $4.3 million, a near-record price per square foot. 69 Maiden Lane is only 1,800 feet square, putting its purchase price at $2,400 per square—just shy of the neighborhood's peak. Currently the...

Weyerhaeuser HQ Relocating to Pioneer Square from Federal Way

When you hear about companies moving their headquarters into Seattle these days, you just assume they're hunkering down in South Lake Union or Downtown. But timber company Weyerhaeuser is bucking that trend and relocating their HQ from nearby Federal...

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-W+K New York and Heineken challenged passers-by to silence a crowd in Union Square from an umpire’s chair as part of the brand’s U.S. Open sponsorship (video above). link -Digital agency Big Spaceship announced a range of promotions,...Show More Summary

New Yorkers Try to Quiet Union Square from a U.S. Open Umpire's Chair in Heineken Stunt

Chair umpires in tennis have a thankless job. Sure, they have real work to do, but they spend much of their time babysitting the crowd—and sometimes even babysitting the players. As part of its sponsorship of the U.S. Open, which began Monday, Heineken recently gave New Yorkers—like it or not—a chance to feel like a real tennis umpire. Show More Summary

Would You Ignore 101 Chalk Outlines of a Black Male Body?

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Whitney V. Hunter staged a performance as protest at Union Square on Saturday, August 24. He laid down on the cobbled square and traced his silhouette 101 times in chalk.

Softlips® Releases Results From Official Most Kissable Lips Study

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by The Hairpin Sponsors Softlips® recently tested their softest ever formula, enlisting three handsome, eligible men in New York City’s Union Square to find women willing to rate their lips. Check out how each Softlips® smooch was rated...Show More Summary

Tumblr: 1906

"Union Square with Naval Monument and St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco." Aftermath of the April 18, 1906, earthquake and fire. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Vacancy Wire: Where to Tour Available Apartments in the Union Square Area

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The Vacancy Wire is a-humming with notices about two 3-BR apartments in Somerville's Union Square area holding open houses this evening starting at 5PM. Thanks to our pals at Jumpshell we have the goods on both. The first (pictured....

Where to Tour Available Apartments in the Union Square Area

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Vacancy Wire is a-humming with notices about two 3-BR apartments in Somerville's Union Square area holding open houses this evening starting at 5PM. Thanks to our pals at Jumpshell we have the goods on both. The first (pictured above)...

John Lennon Bio-Concert, ‘Lennon: Through A Glass Onion’, To Hit Off-Broadway’s Union Square Theatre

John Lennon is the center of focus in a new-again part concert and part biography show in off-Broadway’s Union Square Theatre that will run for a limited time. According to New York Theatre Guide, the show, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, is the work of Australian actor and musician John R. Waters and singer and

Rabbits: Adorable Pets Or Delicious Feast?

Earlier this week, rabbit lovers took to Union Square to protest Whole Foods' launch of a rabbit-meat pilot program. Despite providing a highly detailed report on the store's rabbit welfare standards, many people are still enraged that an animal most commonly perceived as a pet could ever be served on a dinner plate in any civilized American household. [ more › ]

Linkage: 33-Story Tower for Court Square; More Murals for Downtown

· Citi Bike workers are allowed to unionize · The Chambers Street subway stop could use a good cleaning · LIC's 44-26 Purves Street will get a 33-story tower · The makeover of 58 East Third St. is pretty...

Crunch Time: The Last-Minute Wednesday Night Reservation Guide

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Eater scanned through all 1,456 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch. Get 'em while they're hot: · The Dutch (9:15, 9:30) · Del Posto (9:30) · Union Square....

Burst Pipe Temporarily Closes the Modern

Cleaning up. A hot water pipe burst above the ceiling at the Modern in midtown on Sunday night. No one was hurt, but the restaurant is closed temporarily until cleanup and repairs can be completed. Union Square Hospitality Group's Terrace 5 and Café 2 at MoMA remain open, and meanwhile, the Modern expects to reopen for dinner service tomorrow night. Show More Summary

Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen's Former 'It Takes Two' Co-Star Steve Guttenberg Reflects On Working With Them

Ashley Olsen keeps herself healthy with a veggie drink while arriving for a meeting on Friday (August 15) in New York City’s Union Square. On the same day, the 28-year-old fashion designer let her hair down while out and about in the Big Apple. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ashley Olsen The day [...]

Michael Brown Protests Go National

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Scenes of mass protest that began in Ferguson, Missouri, were repeated in New York City Thursday as Union Square chanted: “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

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