Roberta’s Marg Pizza
Roberta’s Marg Pizza
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Broadway Bites Sign
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Mad. Sq. Eats – 2013
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“[UrbanSpace's Eldon Scott] is the only guy in New York who could operate this kind of thing.”

Read more about Bourdain’s market plans in The New York Times.


Thank you to Grub Street for the fantastic photos and awesome review! Read it here.


“Midtown’s coolest food hall is officially open to the public – a total New York lunch game changer.”

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We’re thrilled that UrbanSpace Vanderbilt​ was named one of New York City’s 20 Hottest Restaurants by Zagat.

“Near Grand Central Terminal, this Midtown food hall encompasses more than 20 vendors, including a mix of brick-and-mortar biggies and market favorites, including Roberta’s, Dough and La Palapa, as well as rotating booths. Supported by its original steel columns from the 1920s, the space has seating in the middle for easy eating and sampling.”

View the full list here.

Markets: Past and Future

September 25, 2015

Join us for our debut event at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, as we host four international practitioners in the art of creating multi-tenanted markets. Speakers will engage around the past and future of markets, and how markets are changing the face of the restaurant and retail world today.


Eric Reynolds, Founder of Urban Space Management, will speak about the start of markets in London in the 1970′s, and how they have evolved over time.

Fred Kent, President of Project for Public Spaces, and Steve Davies, Executive VP of Project for Public Spaces will discuss the current boom in markets worldwide.

Eldon Scott, President of Urban Space USA, will explore the link between pop-up markets and permanent spaces.

Susan Povich, Founder of Red Hook Lobster Pound, will speak about markets vs. restaurants from the perspective of a restaurant owner.

Moderated by Clark Wolf, Food and Restaurant Consultant and Special Advisor to the NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health.


Tickets are available for purchase here, and redeemable for a $20 food voucher at the door.


We’re thrilled to welcome you to UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, our new permanent home in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Our hours are 6:30am – 9pm Monday through Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. For regular updates, follow us @urbanspacenyc. We hope to see you at the market!





UrbanSpace Vanderbilt on Eater

September 17, 2015

Eater NY gives the inside look at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt:

“Here is a look around the newly minted UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, an oasis of artisanal baked goods, coffee, and gussied up street and comfort foods in the barren dining wasteland that is Midtown Manhattan. You will find some of NYC’s most beloved casual restaurants here like Roberta’s and The Red Hook Lobster Pound alongside newcomers like Delaney Chicken. Tyler Kord is serving veggie burgers at a No 7. stand, the Ovenly team is selling cookies pieces of Brooklyn blackout cake, and the Amali crew is slicing up gyros.”



“We fell in love with Sigmund’s Pretzels before we fell in love with each other. One of our first dates was at the bar location in the Lower East Side. James and I used to eat there every time one of us would leave the other alone in the city as a sort of ‘Bon Voyage’ send off. Now, we work what we call ‘the dream job’ together for 12 hours a day surrounded by the two things we love most in New York… pretzels and each other.”


(Madison and James, Sigmund’s Pretzels at Mad. Sq. Eats 2015)

Photo by Valery Rizzo

Say hello to our friends at @SigmundPretzel next time you’re at #MadSqEats!

UrbanSpace Vanderbilt is one of The 17 Most Anticipated Food Halls in the USA, according to Eater.


“[UrbanSpace Vanderbilt] will occupy 12,000 square feet of the landmark Helmsley Building. It’ll include 20 vendors, a whole lot of communal seating, and a mezzanine area, with confirmed tenants including the much-talked-about Delaney Chicken from BrisketTown’s Daniel Delaney; also on board is Ditmas Park hummus specialist Mimi’s HummusA.B. Biagi gelato, Mexican-Japanese fusion Takumi Taco, lobster roll purveyor Red Hook Lobster Pound, and more. And to keep things fresh, there will be several rotating booths, which will host local chefs and out-of-towners for shorter stints.”

UrbanSpace Vanderbilt in Metro

September 7, 2015


Thanks to Metro for including UrbanSpace Vanderbilt in their fall dining guide, here.


“The pop-up market masters are settling down with a new permanent project at Grand Central. UrbanSpace Vanderbilt will have more than 20 vendors like Amali (rosé popsicles!) and a raw bar from Red Hook Lobster Pound.”


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Mad. Sq. Eats is Back!

September 4, 2015

Mad. Sq. Eats is back again for the fall season, and will be open from 11am – 9pm today and every day through October 1st.



This season, the market returns with veteran vendors like Roberta’s, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Sigmund’s Pretzels, Two Tablespoons, Calexico, Uma Temakeria and more, as well as new vendors Farm Road, KOA, and Jicama “California Street Food”. For the full vendor list, visit the Mad. Sq. Eats page here


Follow the conversation on social media at #madsqeats and @urbanspacenyc.