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Broadway League and Actors Union set terms for mandatory vaccines for employees

The marquee of ‘Hamilton’ which is set to resume its Broadway performances on September 14 (photo by … [+] Cindy Ord / Getty Images) Getty Images As part of a wide range of COVID policies in the entertainment industry, the Actors’ Equity union has reached an agreement with the Broadway League trade organization, which will […]

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Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will require proof of vaccination at all restaurants

Photo of Gramercy Tavern near London Road via Flickr cc Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer has announced that he will require proof of vaccination from staff and customers at all of his full-service restaurants in New York and Washington DC, which include Union Square Cafe, Blue Smoke and Gramercy Tavern. “I’m not a […]

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Union Square Hospitality diners and workers must be vaccinated by September

Photography: Shutterstock Beginning in September, anyone wishing to dine at a Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID. All restaurant employees must also be vaccinated. That’s according to USHG CEO Danny Meyer, who made the announcement Thursday morning on CNBC. “It’s the most logical thing I’ve ever […]

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Body Painting Day brings bold pops of color to Union Square

A parade of very colorful people – of all shapes, sizes and genders – marched down Fifth Avenue wearing nothing but shoes and body paint, eliciting every reaction you could imagine. People gape, tourists stumble over taking phone shots, parents shove their kids away, professional photographers exercising their long lenses, and the occasional passerby muttering, […]

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Collective Vision: Union Square Pedestrian Walkway Gets a Makeover

Union Square has become more colorful than ever. The iconic Union Square West hangout celebrates the city’s recovery from COVID-19 through two massive murals on either side of 14th Street from Broadway to Union Square West. On July 27, passers-by and community members were invited to join street artists Gera Lozano, also known as GERALUZ, […]

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Defaced Floyd statue must be cleaned up and moved to Union Square

BROOKLYN, NY – It has been a month since vandals defaced a statue of George Floyd in Flatbush, Brooklyn, just days after it was unveiled on June 19. The suspects sprayed black paint on the statue in the middle of the night and wrote the website of a white nationalist group. He wouldn’t stay disfigured […]

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Massive redesign of Somerville’s Union Square set to break new ground

LIFE SCIENCES San Francisco-based cancer research company announces it will open a lab in the seaport Frontier Medicines, a south San Francisco biotech working on potential cancer treatments, is the latest life sciences company planning to set up shop in Boston’s bustling Seaport neighborhood. The startup said this week that it is establishing an 18,000 […]

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Dollar Tree replaces Tuesday Morning store in Middletown Union Square

MIDDLETOWN – Dollar Tree will open a store on Route 35 next month, occupying space formerly occupied by discounter Tuesday Morning. Dollar Tree is moving into a 9,977 square foot store at Union Square Mall and is slated to open on August 12. “Dollar Tree continues to grow and we are proud to be part […]

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Tow truck driver hits and kills woman near Union Square

A woman was fatally hit by a tow truck in Union Square West on July 14. Photo of Dean Moses Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter for news and game coverage from your favorite teams A pedestrian was fatally hit by a truck driver near Union Square on Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement sources […]

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Simba SC vs Coastal Union: TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News & Preview

Simba SC will be crowned Continental Premier League champion if he draws a draw against Coastal Union at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Sunday. The Msimbazi giants were set to win a fourth straight top-flight title in the Kariakoo derby against rivals Yanga SC last Saturday, but they lost the game 1-0 and recovered to […]

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Chess influencer, 25, crushes Union Square hustler in less than 10 minutes

Chess champion Alexandra Botez, who has been compared to the fictional protagonist of Netflix’s hit show The Queen’s Gambit, demonstrated her impressive skills by defeating a hard-nosed chess hustler in Union Square Park in Manhattan in less of 10 minutes. Botez, 25, who has six national championship titles to her name and holds the title […]