Celebrate Library Way with Grand Central Partnership on 9/17

The Grand Central Partnership, New York Public Library [nypl] and the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association have partnered to present a free, lunchtime event with author Tom Perrotta commemorating the 10th anniversary of Library Way.

The outdoor event* – part of the Library’s Books at Noon series – will take place on Wednesday, September 17, at 12 p.m. and will be held on the Bryant Park plaza in front of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, near the Library’s fabled lions, Patience and Fortitude.

From furniture to fashion, from gardens to galleries, Atlantic Avenue will show visitors how Park(ing) Spaces can be a beautiful canvas for fashion, flowers and design. These merchant-designers are thinking outside the box. This is the beginning of an un-missable annual tradition,” said Josef Szende, Executive Director of the Atlantic Avenue BID.

Celebrate Hudson Square’s Newest Open Spaces Wed. 9/17

Freeman Plaza North and East

Freeman Plaza North + East are Hudson Square’s newest outdoor spaces with tables, chairs, and umbrellas. Come celebrate their opening with Hudson Square Connection, including free food by EET and live music!

September 17, 2014
12 – 2 p.m.
Freeman Plaza East - enter on Varick + Broome

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Duck Dumplings and Lox Tacos to Be Served at Midtown Food Market | DNAinfo.com New York

Mimi and Coco's will be dishing out its signature teriyaki balls at UrbanSpace's Garment District food market.  Photo credit: Courtesy of UrbanSpace

A new outdoor food market is coming to Midtown, featuring vendors like Roberta’s, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Go Go Curry.

UrbanSpace – the organizer behind Mad. Sq. Eats and Broadway Bites – is launching the outdoor market along the pedestrian plazas on the east side of Broadway between 39th and 41st streets beginning Sept. 15.

"We’re thrilled to bring new cuisine options to the neighborhood, and to showcase many of the [Garment] District’s new, exciting and diverse food choices," said Barbara Blair Randall, president of the Garment District Alliance, which is working with UrbanSpace to offer the food fair.

Photo courtesy of UrbanSpace

Earlier this week, NYC Dept. of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres Springer visited Stapleton in Staten Island and met with the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership, winner of a FY15 Avenue NYC grant.

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