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At least three people were stabbed in the Union Square subway station around 4 AM on Friday morning, reports Pix11. Police told CBSNewYork that two groups of men entered “a dispute” in front of Webster Hall and continued fighting on the subway platform near 4th Avenue and 14th Street. One man had a gashed across […]

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Crochet artist London Kaye, who yarn-bombed the L train last year, is still leaving tangled threads of tangled yarn in her wake. The Brooklyn knitter, who has threaded tributes to Breaking Bad, the Olympics, and street art, is now into random acts of kindness. Kaye recently took 1,000 crochet hearts to Union Square on an […]

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Despite frigid temperatures, hundreds of people gathered in Union Square on Wednesday night to stand in solidarity with French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The demonstration, just one of many that took place in major cities across the world, began at 7 PM. Twelve died in the Paris attack, perpetrated by three gunmen thought to be […]

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For those brave souls willing to trek across the foreboding frozen tundra mildly unpleasant wet sidewalks of New York City today, there’s an all-robot heavy metal show happening in Union Square this afternoon. It’s free. As is to perhaps be expected for this kind of spectacle in that kind of public location, the event is […]

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Late last night, during her glorious extended victory lap for the Most Important Twerk There Ever Was, the VMAs performance that had Fox News sadly shaking its pasty old head at “women’s liberation,” that drove legions of furiously typing bloggers to launch their thinkpieces into the aether, that prompted New York mag to call racist and MediaTakeout […]

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Amidst all the mostly bored workers sitting in trucks from out-of-state power companies–apparently there’s nothing they could be doing right now–was this small beacon of hope in Union Square North: a “temporary” Chase Bank ATM, to relieve cash-strapped Manhattanites who’ve been deprived by the blackout. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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“They smell like wild piss,” screamed a lanky skateboarder last night at the large crowds that had assembled on the steps as part of Occupy Wall Street in Union Square. “What are ya’ll still doing here?” A pair of BMX riders had a little more sympathy, saying the message of the movement is ultimately a […]

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It was dumb when a handful of occupiers were doing it on Tuesday night and it was even dumber last night when another protester, egged on by some of his peers, took it upon himself to taunt a police officer with a donut at the end of a stick. It happened about a half hour […]

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Here’s a clip from the 1,000,000 Hoodie March yesterday at Union Square. Both of Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tyler Martin and Sybrina Fulton, gave brief but powerful statements about the murder of their son. The speeches preceded the ensuing march. […]

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Last night, a few minutes before the clock struck twelve, a white-shirted NYPD officer in Union Square announced that the stagecoach Occupy Wall Streeters had been riding in for the past few days would turn back into a pumpkin. Kidding. He actually said that the location—which has a history of hosting political rallies since at […]

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