We couldn’t be more excited to open the Union Square Holiday Market tomorrow morning! Each year we add exciting new merchants to the list and recruit them to sell their wares alongside our veteran vendors. Learn more about some of the newest additions to the UrbanSpace family below, along with some information about their most unique products.
Cork Buds was born to help city-dwellers bring a little green into this concrete jungle, but they’ve surely got universal appeal. Small enough to grow an entire garden in your living room, many of these adorable plants are magnetic and can live on your fridge or wall without you having to give up valuable shelf space. Read More
Over 150 vendors will sell their wares at this year’s Union Square Holiday Market, including new vendors Remodo, Corkbuds, LinePosters, Twinko, The Men’s Soap Shop, Pook, Farm to People, Leckerlee, New York Puzzle Company and more. With an expanded “Little Brooklyn” section, visitors and Manhanannites alike will be able to purchase fantastic local goods from Brooklyn Slate, Pepper Press, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Beam and others.
New this year is an interactive art installation, called the Hope Notes Fountain, through which market visitors can display messages of holiday cheer.
The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 20th – December 24th (closed on Thanksgiving Day). Weekday hours are 11am-8pm, Saturday hours are 10am-8pm and Sunday hours are 11am-7pm. We’ll see you on opening day!
Did you know that UrbanSpace operates a shared coworking space right off of Union Square? UrbanSpace Works offers private offices in our penthouse loft space- each with access to wireless internet, printing, conference room space, shared kitchen with espresso machine, and a 2,000-square-foot roof deck with planters. Read More
All week Food Republic’s celebration of Mac & Cheese (#macandcheeseweek) has had us dreaming of the rich and creamy comfort food. We were thrilled to see that they found a delicious rendition of the dish at Broadway Bites when they featured Red Hook Lobster Pound’s Lobster Macaroni & Cheese on their Instagram account. The decadent dish is made with a creamy 4 cheese sauce and organic pasta, and is topped with 1/3 of a pound of fresh buttery lobster. Clearly, the folks over at Food Republic know what’s good.
Even though Mac & Cheese week is close to over, through November 14th visitors to Broadway Bites by UrbanSpace (in Greeley Square) can enjoy this, and several other renditions of the classic cheese and pasta dish.
Josh Frank and his wife Nanae Mameuda-Frank are filling New York City’s portable rice snack niche with their new businesses, Onigiri by Tampopo and Tampopo Catering. Tampopo focuses on fresh, local ingredients to create their healthy and satisfying Japanese dishes. With a passion for fusion Japanese food, Tampopo specializes in Onigiri (Japanese style rice balls) with creative flavor packed fillings.
Through November 14th, visitors to Broadway Bites by UrbanSpace (in Greeley Square) can enjoy an onigiri snack, indulge in a donburi bowl meal deal, and even wash it all down with a sake or Sapporo. We caught up with Josh to find out more about onigiri, what inspired the business, and what it’s like being a vendor at Broadway Bites.
With temperatures in New York City finally making it feel like fall, a quick weekday lunch or an indulgent weekend food crawl at UrbanSpace’s Broadway Bites is the perfect opportunity for a hearty, comforting meal. From now until November 14th, 30+ vendors are offering all kinds of cool weather treats, both sweet and savory, at our market in the heart of Greeley Square.
Whether you’re indulging or trying to keep things light, a rice, noodle, or veggie bowl is the perfect well-rounded meal. Spotted at various booths throughout the market, many of our vendors are offering up these tasty, transportable feasts. Here are a few that we’ve been loving lately:
The sweet and tangy takeout classic goes veg at the Brooklyn Wok Shop booth with their General Tso’s Cauliflower & Mushroom Rice Bowl.
Today is National Gumbo Day — what better way to celebrate than by chatting with one of UrbanSpace’s newest vendors, The Gumbo Bros?
From now through November 14th, visitors to Broadway Bites by Urbanspace (in Greeley Square) can warm up with a bowl of the Gumbo Bros’ delicious gumbo, wash it down with an Abita root beer, and learn a little bit more about Cajun and Creole food. The Gumbo Bros, Adam and Clay, are two friends who met in college at Louisiana State University, and are now bringing a bit of the Big Easy to the Big Apple. We chatted with Adam Lathan, Executive Chef/Cofounder of The Gumbo Bros to find out what the secret to good gumbo is, and what they’re snacking on at Broadway Bites when they aren’t eating gumbo.
What motivated you to bring Louisiana creole and Cajun cuisine to New York City?
Adam Lathan: We have lived in New York for over three years now and ever since we moved here we have had to make our hometown favorites if we ever had a craving. None of the”cajun food” here really tastes like home so we set out to fix that. Read More
October is here, ushering in the return of Broadway Bites in the heart of Greeley Square. Opening this Monday, October 6th, our 30+ vendors are prepped to bring their delicious dishes and drinks to the midtown masses. Many of our purveyors prioritize using local and seasonal ingredients – hence, the market is the perfect place to indulge your fall flavor cravings, from pumpkin and apple, to maple and sage. Read More
Spectrum [a branch of Columbia Spectator] gives the lowdown on cool events to go to during the weekend in New York City:
UrbanSpace Garment District has set up a pop-up food market with ever-changing vendors, offering the usually bustling and corporate area a chance to explore the area’s smaller, independent businesses. Vendors include Mmm…Enfes, Onigiri by Tempopo, and the beloved Wafels & Dinges. Check out this foodie paradise before it disappears on Oct. 17!
UrbanSpace Garment District is up and running (through October 17th!), and it’s mighty delicious. Join us and 31 of NYC’s finest chefs and food-makers for our newest street fest. Haven’t checked it out yet? Feast your eyes on the scenes below (find ‘em all on Facebook), and check out some early words from attendees:
“What I love about UrbanSpace is that their events incorporate the known vendors that you crave while also encouraging you to explore new up-and-coming caterers whom are yet to open their own brick and mortars.” - Coffee & Champagne
“we stopped by the new urban space food market in the garment district for dinner the other night after being invited down to check it out and sampled ourselves silly with all the good vendors they’ve brought in. (things like japanese curry, lobster rolls, meatball sandwiches, tacos, burgers, wood-fired pizza…) i’m still stuffed a few days later. having such good food around really makes us love being here in new york.” – Love Taza