Coffee Shop Underground: The New Union Square Lounge Opens

by SARAH MANDATO · November 12, 2009

Michael GogelUnion Square Lounge opened on Monday, bringing some much needed nightlife action to the land of Greenmarket and NYU dorm-dom. The spot, a project from Lotus alum Michael Gogel, is a comfortable, open room of dark couches you can sink into against the warmth of fireplaces built into the wall.

Presently a dead zone for the late night party scene (unless you count your drunk food search as falling into that category), we hope this new venue will restore the area to past glory.

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Aleksey Kernes, Laura Dee Aleksey Kernes, Laura Dee

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Carlos Greer, Maggi Warner Carlos Greer, Maggi Warner

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Mila Mckey, Michael Gogel, Olé Koretsky Mila Mckey, Michael Gogel, Olé Koretsky

[All photos by Lenny Emery].