Articles on Union Square

Take a Guided Walk Around Gramercy Park This Weekend--for Free!

Jane's Walk at Gramercy Park May 5

For two days this weekend, New York City will be celebrating the legacy of activist-urbanist Jane Jacobs (who has been called “the apostle of livable cities”) with more than a hundred free walking tours exploring the many neighborhoods that make the city what it is. From Downtown Manhattan hotspots to the scenic locales of the Upper West Side, there are a lot of tours to choose from, and these free walks are a perfect way to explore a neighborhood with a guide who you can safely expect to be well versed with the city and its history.

Union Square Branching Out: More & More Luxury Apartments Available

Luxury apartments around Union SquareFrom its dynamic social history to its famous Greenmarket and Holiday Market, Union Square has always been a diverse hotspot. Well, diverse for the most part... it hasn't always offered many upscale housing choices. But that's changing pretty quickly. It's hardly surprising high-end developers are taking advantage of Union Square's exciting setting--great bars, classy restaurants, unique shopping, Union Square Park, and so on. And it's no wonder high-end homeowners are steadily filling up Union Square luxury apartments. Here's a clip from a recent NY1 article, Union Square Housing Turns Trendy, Luxurious: