If you didn’t think you could have it all, then you’re simply mistaken. Thanks to Kicky’s Kitchen you can have your cake and ‘drink’ it too! The domestic diva, Kicky, fuses together two of our personal favorites: cocktails and cakes. Are you craving one already?! Her cocktail inspired cupcakes, otherwise known as ‘caketails’, are sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
After surviving an indisputably brutal winter in NYC, we’re thrilled to announce that outdoor dining season is upon us yet again! Mad. Sq Eats (#MadSqEats), now in its sixth year, will return to Worth Square on Friday, May 2nd. The popular pop-up market is a collaboration between UrbanSpace and the Madison Square Park Conservancy; together, we’ve curated one of our best lineups yet.
Mad. Sq. Eats veterans back for more include: The Cannibal, Roberta’s, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Bar Suzette, La Sonrisa Empanadas, Wafels & Dinges, Macaron Parlour, Mayhem & Stout, Mighty Balls, Asiadog, Nunu Chocolates, Momofuku Milk Bar, Sigmund’s, Stuffed Artisan Cannolis, Arancini Bros., Charlito’s Cocina, Doughnuttery, Mimi & Coco NY, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, Mexicue, Melt Bakery, ilili and Calexico.
We’ll see you in the park!
As winter is continuing to linger here in New York, we recommend combatting the icy arctic air by indulging in warm, delicious pretzels, fondue, craft beers and more at one of our favorite haunts, Sigmund’s on Avenue B. Sigmund’s is a longtime UrbanSpace partner, a staple at Mad. Sq. Eats, Broadway Bites and our Holiday Markets. Read More
Despite the success of the public inquiry to save the Victorian era Smithfield Market, which came to a close on February 28th, the battle continues. Henderson Global Investors’ barrister is refusing Save Britain’s Heritage campaigners’ rival plans for the redevelopment of the Smithfield Market in London.
Henderson’s intention is to redevelop the derelict General Market buildings, which once sold meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, into an office building scheme with shops and restaurants. The $266 million plan would “mutilate” Smithfield’s interiors. Eric Reynolds, the founder of Urban Space Management, which is working with Save Britain, hopes to enable the spirit and fabric of the historic Smithfield Market buildings to be preserved. The alternative refurbishment plan would retain a significant amount more of the original architecture than Henderson’s plans.
Did you know that UrbanSpace operates a shared co-working penthouse? We have some amazing availabilities at the moment: 4 desk, 6 desk + 8 desk private offices, with access to wireless internet, printing, shared kitchen with espresso machine + a 2,000-square-foot roof deck with planters. The coveted spaces are sure to go quickly, so make an appointment to see the light-drenched paradise today!
Although best known for their lobster rolls, Red Hook Lobster Pound offers an array of delicious dishes that should be on your radar all year round. Two of our personal favorites are the New England Clam Chowder and the Lobster Mac & Cheese, both of which pair perfectly with polar vortex temperatures. Read More
As you may have read in The New York Times, The Commercial Observer and The Real Deal, UrbanSpace is opening up a permanent food hall in midtown Manhattan. Eldon Scott, the president of UrbanSpace, has signed a long-term lease for the ground floor of 230 Park Avenue.
Under Scott’s leadership, the 10,000-square-foot retail space, located in the epicenter of New York City, will be transformed into a modern food and market hall, showcasing between twenty and thirty chefs and food makers. The market will open in 2015. Read More
UrbanSpace is currently engaged in a high-profile battle to save the historic Smithfield Meat Market, a Victorian era landmark built in 1883, from a controversial £160m plan to scoop out the “innards” and insert blocks of modern shops and offices. The proposed plan would effectively destroy the interiors leaving only the facade intact.
The Guardian, reports:
Save Britain’s Heritage and the Victorian Society… have submitted an alternative planning application to transform the complex into a public market and workspaces. The plan is backed by Eric Reynolds of Urban Space Management, who established Camden Lock market in the 1970s and masterminded the rejuvenation of Spitalfields in the 1990s – both then derelict, now thriving.
We’ll keep you posted as the story progresses. In the interim, do your part and sign the “Save Smithfield Market” petition.
Today’s spotlight is on delectable Broadway Bites and Mad. Sq. Eats vendor Asiadog. Think New York street food staple (hot dogs, of course) + an Asian twist. Asiadog is best known for their specialty hot dogs, topped with a variety of creative and innovative fixings. Today, however, we’re going to take a closer look at their menu and highlight the lesser known eats that the company has to offer.
At UrbanSpace, we like to make a game out of predicting the next New York food trend. There’s nothing more exciting than forecasting which buzz-worthy new dish will inspire New Yorkers to wait in epic lines in the bitter cold or humid heat. My particular area of expertise — self proclaimed, perhaps, thanks to my insatiable sweet tooth — is dessert buzz. Given the joyous opportunity to taste test the latest and greatest from local patisseries and bakeries, I’m always up to the task. Cupcakes, macarons, chocolate cocktails… I’m your girl. So without further adieu, I’m going to take a stab at the Dessert Trend of 2014 and call it:
Donuts are so hot right now.