Tag: union square

  • Slip Me Some Skin! Salmon Skin, That Is.

    The salmon-skin don will set you back $8.75 at Ennju, just steps away from Union Square. I know a guy who loves turkey skin so much, that he bribed a neighborhood deli man to save him entire intact skins when fresh turkey sandwiches were made. And who doesn’t realize that the skin of a roast […]

  • Our 10 Best Things to Eat Around Union Square

    Katsudon — the perfect autumn lunch Constituting a sort of new Times Square for New Yorkers instead of tourists, Union Square is alive with places to eat, many offering such amenities as outdoor seating, full bars, late hours, and even bargain pricing. Some joints are small, others can accommodate scores of diners at once. Here […]

  • Tommorow: Our 10 Best Things to Eat Around Union Square

    Will Pizza Bash, on the east side of the square, make the cut? If judgments were based on sidewalk statuary alone, it certainly would win. Twenty years ago, you wouldn’t have recognized Union Square. Instead of students sunning themselves, there were sketchy characters selling loose joints. Instead of soaring residential towers, there were vacant storefronts. […]

  • Union Square Café Revisited

    At Union Square Café, your meal begins with a bread basket, butter with herbed sea salt, and picholine olives. As Danny Meyer increasingly focuses his attention on an expanding Shake Shack empire, seeding locations up and down the Eastern Seaboard, you’ve got to wonder, is he still paying attention to his white tablecloth joints? To […]


    The environmental group Times Up has being doing great things for more than 20 years to promote a less toxic New York City by educating people about the impact we make through ordinary decisions like getting to work. To raise awareness and celebrate Halloween, wear your scariest costume and ride your bike with the Times […]

  • There’s a New Teriyaki Joint Near Union Square

    Chicken-thigh teriyaki at Glaze Fourth Avenue just south of Union Square might be poised to become a new restaurant row. Opening right next door to Dos Toros last Thursday, Glaze specializes in Japanese teriyaki, displaying a similar narrowness of focus to its burrito-loving neighbor. With a small premises, that’s good business sense. Glaze is right […]

  • Where Was I Eating? Union Square Cafe

    [See Where Else I Ate: Ai Fiori | Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] Congrats to lr3 who guessed Union Square Cafe. This is the yellowfin tuna burger with oozing ginger glaze on a toasted poppyseed bun. Stay tuned next week for another round.

  • Heirloom Tomatoes Overwhelm Greenmarket — Lowest Prices This Year So Far

    This one is called Black Krim. [See More Market Watch: Cooking With Frozen Porcinis From Buon Italia | Mountain Sweet Berry Farm Sells Tristar Strawberry Sorbet] At the start of the season in June, prices topped out at $5.50 per pound for vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes, nearly all grown in greenhouses by enterprising farmers. But now […]

  • Union Square Greenmarket, 4:43 P.M.

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  • Mountain Sweet Berry Farm Sells Tristar Strawberry Sorbet

    The sorbet is made for Mountain Sweet by DiCosmos Italian Ices of Queens, according to the sign. [See More Market Watch: Wild Bush Blueberries | Dear New York Plums, You’re Amazing] When I hit the Union Square Greenmarket this past Saturday, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm was not selling Tristar Strawberries, but they were selling Tristar […]