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Mamma Mia! stars Elena Ricardo and Jon Jorgenson chow down

Mamma Mia! stars Elena Ricardo and Jon Jorgenson chow down

The stars of Mamma Mia! hit Broadway Bites for a proper feast of Red Hook Lobster Pound lobster rolls, Roberta’s pizza, Brooklyn Taco’s guaco taco, Mighty Balls meatballs, Macaron Parlour sweets, Nunu’s frozen white wine sangria, and of course a Mama Mia grilled cheese sandwich from Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen. Check out the video!

Broadway Bites closes today, August 1st, but don’t fret: it will be back October 1st, with a whole new lineup of deliciousness.

UrbanSpace Works

January 4, 2013

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Looking to wow your clients with an impressive new office space in 2013?  UrbanSpace to the rescue!  We’re in the process of renting out small office spaces for 1-8 people in the penthouse of a gorgeous 18-story building near Union Square.

Each resident of UrbanSpace Works will have a desk that overlooks a one-of-a-kind 2,000 square foot indoor and outdoor seating area, including a rooftop farm.  Not only will you have a beautiful view and a serene work environment, but each desk also comes with a private plot, soil and irrigation.  Cultivate your green thumb while you work!

Conveniently located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street, these recently renovated office spaces offer unparalleled natural light and have fantastic, unbroken views of the city.

Each office has access to the outdoor space, along with shared conference rooms, printers, kitchen and data connections.

Email us at works@urbanspacenyc.com for more information, or to schedule an appointment to see the space.

 

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Seamless

December 17, 2012

It’s cold.  It’s grey.  It’s Monday.

Basically, it’s the perfect day to order lunch, a snack, dinner, whatever via Seamless!

To serve the lazy among us, UrbanSpace has partnered with Seamless to curate a “Best of Union Square Holiday Market” delivery page.  Active from 12pm-5pm on weekdays, the page includes delicious, made-to-order meals, snacks and treats from Mighty BallsHong Kong Street CartKings County Jerky Co.Arancini Bros. and Mayhem & Stout.  Mix and match cuisines from all-star vendors without leaving your home or office!  Pork buns, veggie dumplings, rice balls, meatballs, braised pork belly, the list goes on and on…

Still reading? Drop everything and click here for your afternoon fix!

Superstorm Sandy

November 2, 2012

This week, I’m prouder than ever to be a native New Yorker.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, I’ve watched friends, family and even perfect strangers band together to share food, water, electronics, cabs, gas, blankets, coats, candles… you name it.

When you live in New York City for an extended period of time, it’s easy to slip through your daily life with your iPod earphones in, insulated from your surroundings.  But trying times like these, with many New Yorkers devastated by the after affects of the storm, bring us closer together.

As the power in lower Manhattan continues to turn back on (thankfully!), it’s important not to forgot those in the Rockaways, Red Hook, the Jersey Shore, etc. that may have lost almost all of their material possessions.  Be proactive and donate to the American Red Cross via redcross.org, or sign up to volunteer at nycservice.org.

While we’re thrilled to be bringing back our New York City Holiday Markets this November (Union Square opens on November 16th and Columbus Circle on November 28th), and aid in restoring some semblance of normalcy to our amazing city, we encourage all New Yorkers to give back before heading out on their holiday shopping expeditions this year. Life is unpredictable…. and it never hurts to help a fellow New Yorker (or human) out!

Stay warm and dry this weekend, NYC!

-Rachel & the UrbanSpace Blog Squad

 

Our chic UrbanSpace Meatpacking Market is heading into its final weekend – the last day is Sunday, October 28th – and what better way to send it off into the sunset than with a spotlight on Erin Kestenbaum’s gorgeous photographs of the space?

Erin recently spent an afternoon at the market, and documented her experience with her trusty camera.  We’ve included our favorite shots below, and you can scroll through all of them here on Erin’s Blog.

Cheers to a fabulous two months at UrbanSpace Meatpacking!  Visit us under the Highline at 13th & Washington before it’s too late!

-The UrbanSpace Blog Squad

 

 

It’s Throwback Thursday!  With our 2012 Union Square Holiday Market kicking off in a matter of weeks – opening day is Friday, November 16th – we want to direct your attention to an oldie but a goodie.

Behold the glowing 2008 City Section piece in The New York Times on UrbanSpace and the Union Square Holiday Market; read it here.  Three cheers to our fearless leader, Eldon Scott!

-The UrbanSpace Blog Squad

Fall 2012 at Mad. Sq. Eats

October 16, 2012

Check out our interview with Khahlidra Levister, Executive Vice President of 4food, one of our amazing vendors at UrbanSpace Meatpacking. They are revolutionizing fast food! Check them out at the market, located at 860 Washington Street!

How and when did 4food start and what was the inspiration?

Conceived of an idea for healthy fast food in the 1990’s, Adam Kidron and Michael Shuman opened 4food in September 2010. The idea was inspired by an unexpected encounter with a gentleman who served as the head Product Development for a major fast food chain. To see the story unfold:

What’s your mission?

We are De-junking™ fast food: No fads, fillers, or anything artificial; revolutionizing counter culture, in real-time. We’ve upgraded foods that people already eat – burgers, fries, salads, and sodas – transforming them into new menu items that are convenient and almost infinitely customizable to our guests’ lifestyles and nutritional preferences. Our foods do not contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats or oils; artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial flavor enhancers. As part of our commitment to supporting our local farming community, wherever possible we purchase locally grown ingredients. Our beef, pork, and lamb come from cows, pigs, and sheep that are humanely raised while grazing and eating all-natural vegetarian diets. Our turkey is fed a heritage diet without artificial growth hormones or antibiotics. Our salmon is wild, from the waters of the Pacific or Atlantic depending on the season.

4food is De-junking™ more than fast food. Our restaurant is built with natural construction materials, such as local sustainable hardwood pine, that are abundant and regenerative. To reduce our carbon footprint we utilize energy-saving fixtures and equipments, such as solar shades to control interior temperatures and the expenditure of electricity. In addition, our kitchen employs an Orca Green® self-contained bioreactor that decomposes food and biodegradable waste into water, drastically reducing our contribution to the city’s nearly one million tons of waste produced each year.

What’s your most popular food item?

The hands down crowd favorite is the Mac Daddy, which we will be featuring at the Market. It’s a juicy beef (W)holeburger stuffed with creamy Mac & Cheese, topped with crispy pancetta and housemade BBQ Sauce.

What’s your morning routine?

I wake up to “Fun, Fun, Fun” of the Despicable Me Soundtrack; walk my French Bulldog Frankie around Gramercy Park; jump into my drag and hit the 6 train!

Favorite place in NYC?

The Conservatory Garden at Central Park.

Favorite vacation spot?

Vacation? What’s that?!

FNO at UrbanSpace Meatpacking

September 4, 2012

Fashion’s Night Out is one of the biggest and most fun nights of the year, and we are certainly celebrating in style at UrbanSpace Meatpacking. After a buzzing opening weekend, we are thrilled to kick off New York Fashion Week on Thursday. Our vendors will be providing a flurry of mini cupcakes, champagne, exclusive items, and even a mini carnival with cotton candy, prizes and games! What could be more fun? We will be opened extra late, and official FNO events will be happening from 6-11pm. Escape the overcrowded traditional hotspots and relax in our open air market with incredible fashion and food picks. You’ll definitely need to refuel after all that shopping!

Looking forward to seeing you at UrbanSpace Meatpacking for Fashion’s Night Out – cheers!

For Immediate Release

NEW POP-UP MARKET URBANSPACE MEATPACKING SET TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 1ST

 More Than 60 Shops and Eateries Will Be Nestled Under the Highline

New York, NY — August 2012 — From the creators of the award winning DeKalb Market in Brooklyn and Camden Lock in London, comes the ultimate pop-up market, UrbanSpace Meatpacking. Slated to open September 1st, UrbanSpace Meatpacking will feature cult food favorites like Roberta’s Pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Mexicue, along with refined fashion retailers such as NFP Studio and Humble Chic.

Open seven days a week, UrbanSpace Meatpacking brings together some of NYC’s best food and retail artisans in one place, uniting people over good food and affordable, unique shopping. Over 60 vendors will come together under The Highline at the intersection of Washington and 13th Streets directly across the street from the Standard Hotel.

The centerpiece of UrbanSpace Meatpacking will be the Mixology Garden, a high-end juice bar serving fruit and vegetable juices, infusions, and smoothies. The Garden will act as a refreshing detox center in the midst of the bar-studded Meatpacking District.

“We are thrilled to be able to open a market in the Meatpacking District, ” said Eldon Scott, President, Urban Space. “We have an amazing and eclectic mix of vendors from food to fashion that will complement the high energy vibe of the area.”

UrbanSpace Meatpacking will offer fresh designs and inspired food from specialty vendors such as: Insiders 1, Kira Kira Jewelry, Bellero Design, Asia Dog, Arancini Bros, La Sonrisa and Steve’s Ice Cream.

Located at the center of “New York’s most fashionable neighborhood,” according to New York Magazine, UrbanSpace Meatpacking brings a sense of community to the area, providing a collaborative meeting place for artists, designers, chefs and tastemakers.

ABOUT URBAN SPACE

Urban Space began with the successful UK launch of Camden Lock Market in 1979. The Company first expanded to New York in 1989 with the Grand Central Holiday market and has since run many popular pop-up locations including the Union Square and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets, Mad Square Eats, and Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market.

Urban Space gives rise and selling power to local, independent designers and retailers, attracting thousands of visitors, and offering a unique shopping and food experience.

To find out more about UrbanSpace Meatpacking, visit http://www.urbanspacenyc.com/

 

For more information, contact:

Lula Brown

Lula@urbanspacenyc.com