‘Tis the season to embrace the gift of giving at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. One vendor in particular, Be Packs, upholds a mission that is truly inspirational. Rory Rogan, owner of Be Packs, started the company with the simple goal of motivating those around him to instigate meaningful change. Below, he recounts the life-changing series of events that inspired him to make a difference.
We encourage you to visit his booth to listen to his story and mission in person; but in the meantime, keep on reading to find out how he’s planning on turning Be Packs into a collective movement.
Today is Makers Monday, so it’s fitting that our Vendor Spotlight is dedicated to Genuine Motorworks, a men’s clothing and accessories purveyor based in Brooklyn, NY, and committed to sourcing only items Made in the USA. Popular Genuine Motorworks brands include Red Wing, Frye, Pointer Brand, Filson, Pendleton, Idaho Leather, Bill Wall, Iron and Resin, Thorogood Boots, Biltwell, Levi’s, and Crate, to name a few. Read More
It’s time to bid adieu to Broadway Bites, which wrapped up for the 2013 season on Sunday, November 24th. Let us commemorate with a collection of quotes and photos from our wonderful fans and friends. Just remember that it’s only farewell for now, and certainly not goodbye; in fact, we can’t wait to see your lovely faces again in 2014! In the meantime, come say hello at the UrbanSpace Holiday Markets in Union Square and Columbus Circle.
Maps can lead us anywhere. The cartographers at the Pop Chart Lab know and embrace this fact with every piece of pop culture inspired product they release out into apartments and offices all over the country. In our information saturated age, these men and women are working on putting it all into some form of order. And if you’re going to organize all that data, why not make it look amazing as well? This year, we’re lucky enough to have the Pop Chart Lab people participating in our flagship event, the Union Square Holiday Market.
Milly & Earl is a Brooklyn retail hot-spot like no other. The items they carry are as varied as NYC itself, while still carrying with them a unified voice and aesthetic. From their popular nautical themed items to the geometric necklaces and bracelets seen hanging from the necks and wrists of so many young New Yorkers, Milly & Earl aims to keep things classy and classic while still looking forward and staying ahead of the trends. This year, we’re lucky enough to have the team from Milly & Earl participating in our flagship event, the Union Square Holiday Market. Read More
As cooler temperatures blow into town, comfort food reigns supreme. And the ultimate comfort food, in my humble opinion, is a warm, heaping platter of poffertjes – sprinkled with powered sugar, of course. We caught up the new owner of The Poffertjes Man, Kerri Brewer, about the dessert that’s been stealing the show at Broadway Bites. Read More
As today’s frigid temperatures portend, the holiday season is almost upon us! And as has been the case for almost two decades, UrbanSpace and the Union Square Partnership are thrilled to welcome back more than 150 small businesses to the Union Square Holiday Market. Famous for its distinctive red and white tents and joyful atmosphere, the market is a meeting place for shoppers from across the globe, offering superior products, unparalleled local cuisine and a quintessentially New York experience. Read More