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Union Square Goings On…

 

The little gate in front of the Gandhi statue on the southwest corner of the park was open so I stepped in to take a look.  Funny how a twenty inch tall gate had kept me from getting new views of the park for the longest time. Maybe it’s been open before, I just didn’t notice.

There was a street fair, a market of sorts in Union Square today.  And, surprisingly, there were no organic turnips or naturally fermented pickles. It was for NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the stands were to promote clean energy ideas.  If you’re passing through today, check it out!

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Union Square Goings On

I walked home from work today to the most beautifully strange light in Union Square.  The dark clouds held it all in and the glass reflection off of a 14th street building only added to the effect.

There’s a very interesting art installation going on in the park too. The two guys in the background are sitting on stones labeled The Guilty, The Guiltier, The Guiltiest.  Makes you wonder what he was talking about on the phone.

Then I turned the corner and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Are you kiddin me, man?  They’re putting in a TGI Fridays?  What crack in the culinary universe allowed this establishment to slip in?  Just one more reason to head down to the village to feel “local” again.  But next time I’m in the mood for some Prime Rib Stroganoff I know right where I’ll go.

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Union Square Green Market (10.20.08)

Welcome to the first post to I Spy NYC, a New York City blog documenting my daily commute to work through Gramercy, Greenwich Village and the West Village.

For the first post, I think it’s appropriate to show Union Square Green Market, 6 blocks into my morning walk, and one of my favorite stops. (Google Map) The outdoor market is full of vendors from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut who bring fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, baked goods, meats, cheeses and more. They say you have over 1,000 different food options at the market. So far I think I’ve tried 8. Tip: some stands have far better prices than others ($2 tomatoes vs. $4 tomatoes), so explore, and don’t think that you won’t come across the exact same thing in a different part of the market. The goodness of the market can be experienced every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Union Square Green Market

Union Square Green Market

Plethora of Pumpkins

Plethora of Pumpkins

Apple Stand

Apple Stand

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