Union Square Services
Union Square Greenmarket
W &, E 17th St., Union Square
The farmers and various purveyors who make up New York’s beloved Union Square Greenmarket are taking great care in adapting to the current situation. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday the market’s meticulous website and app are updated with that day's sellers and relevant information. Several producers are offering preorder and pickup options plus some home delivery (click here for a comprehensive list and contact info). Support farmers and others who go to great lengths to produce quality food and place an order.
401 Bleecker St., West Village
They’re obviously famous for their cupcakes, but Magnolia also puts that amazing buttercream to good use on wedding cakes. Their bakers are especially adept at beautiful textures, creating soft, flower petal effects and even taking on the challenge of ómbre frosting. In addition to the New York original, they now have locations in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Art Space NYC
104 W. 14th St., 5th Fl., Union Square
Known for their Venetian plaster, Art Space NYC provides high-quality architectural art, eglomise glass, metal and other special finishes to clients worldwide. They also offer educational workshops on Venetian plastering, French plaster Stuc Pierre, American clay, and more.
Laserow Antiques & Interior Design
41 Union Sq., Suite 420, Union Square
Swedish mother-daughter team Karin and Liza Laserow draw on Karin's 30 years of industry experience to inform their interior design firm and antique showrooms (there's a New York location on Union Square and one in the sweetly rural Swedish town of Vollsjö). While the Laserows specialize in period antiques made between 1500 and 1850, their real talent is for finding comfortable, seamless ways to integrate those heirloom pieces into a more modern decorating style. Skeptics who need further proof of Karin's serious chops can watch her in her role as the antiques expert in the Swedish TV series Trash or Treasure (Bytt är Bytt).