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Everett Shinn - Keith’s, Union Square [c.1902-06] by...

15 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Everett Shinn - Keith’s, Union Square [c.1902-06] by Gandalf’s Gallery Via Flickr: [Brooklyn Museum, New York - Oil on canvas] Everett Shinn (November 6, 1876 – May 1, 1953) was an American realist painter and member of the Ashcan School.

I Got Rid of Tipping at My Restaurant, and Now I’m Getting Rid of Everything Else

This past year some of the country’s top restaurants, including those run by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in New York, announced they were eliminating tipping.

Biking on Market Street, Betwixt an Uber and a Honda

TweetA little timid but she made it through… This is Fifth Street on the way to Union Square.

Photos: Union Square Greenmarket Celebrates 40th Birthday

In 1976 when Union Square was still considered dangerous, Barry Benepe took the risk of opening up a farmer's market. 40 years later, the greenmarket is thriving and yesterday Benepe and his GrowNYC team celebrated their success and how far they've come. [ more › ]

So Much Ice Cream This Weekend It's Like Whoa

The Greenmarket in Union Square celebrates 40 years this weekend with a big birthday celebration this evening beginning at 4 p.m. Alongside the usual cast of farms and food purveyors, area restaurants including Tocqueville, Wassail and...Show More Summary

Brothers Moving: Minnie the Moocher

Danish blues rock band Brothers Moving perform an acoustic cover of Cab Calloway’s classic scat hit Minnie the Moocher in their stomping grounds, New York City’s Union Square. Aske’s raspy rumble is the perfect voice to tell poor Min’s tale.

Union Square: 1958

Union Square, San Francisco, looking north up Powell Street, circa 1958. I believe my parents were in America at the time to attend the 13th Junior Chamber International World Congress at the Hotel Leamington in Minneapolis; I am only...Show More Summary

Union Square Loft-Style Penthouse in Landmark Building Asks $975,000

Gorgeous 1908 building was site of San Francisco’s first telephone exchange The Landmark building on Grant, just before the Chinatown entrance, was the 1908 headquarters of the Home Telephone Company, site of the city’s first telephone exchange site. Show More Summary

SFMTA Announces the Winners of the 53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced that Leonard Oats was declared World Champion of the 53rd Muni Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, held in Union Square.

1,000 protesters marched through Manhattan to protest recent police shootings — here's what it looked like

About 1,000 demonstrators took to the streets of New York City on Thursday to protest two fatal shootings of black men at the hands of police earlier this week. The protesters crowded Manhattan's Union Square and marched up Fifth Avenue to Times Square, blocking rush-hour traffic amid honks from obstructed cars. Show More Summary

New Yorkers protest spate of police killings in Union Square

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

More than 100 people gathered in Union Square on Thursday to protest the most recent spate of police brutality.

San Francisco cable car bell ringing contest to have rare contestant: a woman

For the first time in more than 50 years, a woman will compete in San Francisco's cable car bell ringing contest. The contest is at noon on Thursday in Union Square. It is free and open to the public. Cassandra Griffin will clang to compete against six men. Griffin joins Ignacio Sandoval, Trini...

If They’d Made A Musical About Tammany Hall, Would Its Auditorium Be Under The Wrecking Ball Right Now?

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Liberty Theaters L.L.C., which owns the building and used it until January as the Union Square Theater, is reconstructing the four-story hall as a six-story office building, marketed by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as 44 Union Square. The auditorium space will be demolished. A two-and-half-story glass dome will be erected on the rooftop.”

Improv for Cops

Like a lot of New Yorkers, Terry Greiss watched the video of Eric Garner being choked to death by police officers on Staten Island, in 2014, and felt a call to action. But, instead of marching on Union Square, Greiss, the executive director...Show More Summary

Jaguar Land Rover Isn’t Changing Its Plans Because of Brexit; Analyst Says Pain Lies Ahead

Jaguar Land Rover’s brands are as British as crumpets and the Union Jack (ignore the fact that it’s owned by India’s Tata Motors), so concerns over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should fall squarely on its tweed-covered shoulders. Show More Summary

SFFD Fights Smoky Blaze At Union Square Macy's

A fire on the roof on the Macy's building in Union Square sent plumes of black smoke into the air and alarmed area hotel guests Wednesday morning. [ more › ]

Fred Wilson's Advice to Graduates: 'Work Your Ass Off'

The Union Square Ventures co-founder gave these high school graduates some frank business advice.

Two Suspects Sought In Major Jewelry Heist Near Union Square

The SFPD has released surveillance images of two men they believe stole as much as $3,000,000 worth of jewelry from Grace Jewelry at 121 O'Farrell Street. [ more › ]

Market Street Inbound: Two Feet Left Betwixt the Frito-Lay/Coca Cola Trucks and the Historic Street Car Tracks

TweetHere’s your morning drive, 7:45 AM-ish, between Union Square and the Financial on vaunted Market Street:

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