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.
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
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.
Our UK branch, Urban Space Management, has been a prime retail renovator in London for over 40 years, consistently working to uphold high standards of urban development by “breathing new life into derelict sites, reviving jaded retail centers, conserving heritage buildings and creating vibrant new places.”
Eldon Scott established the Urban Space New York outpost in 1994 after working on the USM UK team to help curate and manage popular retail market environments like Camden Lock, Chelsea Gardens and Spitalfields.
We enjoy acknowledging our British roots, and love keeping UrbanSpace fans in the loop on exciting updates from across the pond. Here’s the latest and greatest from the USM desk. Read More
From the UrbanSpace family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy 2014!
Cheers to a fruitful new year, full of wonderful markets, food halls and other exciting UrbanSpace environments. Continue to check this blog for updates, vendor lists and dates associated with new projects. We thank you for your continued support.
On this cold winter morning, we’d like to introduce you to the wonderful vendors over at Natural OliveWood. They’re making their first appearance at this year’s Union Square Holiday Market, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them join the family. Owners Hatem and Walid were born and raised surrounded by olive trees in Sfax, Tunisia, and work with Kerri Giovanelli to bring their beautiful products to homes and kitchens all over the world.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a holiday shopping mecca, with over a 100 unique artisans selling gifts of every shape and size.
One of the new and more out-of-the-box additions to the 2013 market is BUTCH & harold, a company run by a pair of outgoing sisters, Michele and Ariane Gold. Creators of the original “stickr frame”, BUTCH & harold offers a line of unique wall decals with a modern design aesthetic that have transformed the way that people display their personal photos. All BUTCH & harold products are made of adhesive vinyl, in the USA. The products are safe for walls and will adhere to any surface without leaving any sticky residue or peeling paint. Everything is removable and reusable. Each pack of “stickr frames” comes with 8 various size peel and stick picture frames ranging in size from 4×4 to 8×10. Read More
There’s a noteworthy addition to the Wink and Flip booth at this year’s Columbus Circle Holiday Market, and one that appeals to the men with lower holiday shopping thresholds than those of their significant others. Natasha Spedalle of jewelry line Wink and Flip decided to designate a comfy chair for these tired guys, underneath a sign that reads “Boyfriend Resting Area.” Read More