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The Global dining excursion at Turnstylke Underground Market...

January 01, 2020

Though Turnstyle’s “official” reopening won’t happen until until Oct. 15, this newcomer is already up and running. Alex del Gallego, whose family owned restaurants serving Spanish and Venezuelan fare...

A Guide to NYC’s Food Halls Reopening for Outdoor Dining, Takeout, and Delivery

August 06, 2020

Tracking socially-distant reopening plans for 12 of the city’s biggest food halls.

Now there's a face mask vending machine in midtown

June 09, 2020

RapidMask2Go has been placing them around the city.

For Good Gouda, Head to the Subway

March 02, 2020

The international array of vendors of dumplings, sandwiches and sweets in the Turnstyle market at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station now includes a stand from the Netherlands, selling cheese. 

Four retailers opening at Turnstyle Market

February 26, 2020

Four new retailers are setting up shop this month at Turnstyle, the underground market that runs between 57th and 58th Streets below Eighth Avenue, leading to the subway.

Columbus Circle underground food hall is serving pizza dumplings

February 14, 2020

At the Turnstyle Underground Market, located inside the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station, two staples of every New Yorker’s diet come together: pizza and dumplings.

Four New Shops Opening Underground at Columbus Circle

February 10, 2020

UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN — Columbus Circle's Turnstyle Underground Market is getting four new stores, the West Side Rag reports.

Columbus Circle's Underground Market Gets 4 New Stores: Report

February 12, 2020

A cheese kiosk, accessory shop and jewelry store are among the new businesses that will join Turnstyle Underground Market.


December 31, 2019

National Hot Chocolate Day is today, January 31, and what better way to celebrate than with a hot cup of cocoa? Restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores across the U.S. are celebrating National Hot Chocolate Day today with deals on hot cocoa. Plus, some places are offering hot chocolate with a twist, such as iced, frosted, and alcoholic drinks.

Where to watch Super Bowl 2020 in New York City

February 02, 2020

Super Bowl 2020 is this Sunday as well as it brings a number of firsts: It’s the very first time the Kansas City Chiefs as well as San Francisco 49 ers are conference in the large video game, as well as it’s the initial Chiefs’ Super Bowl in 50 years.

EMP Alums Open Swanky Spot in Bergdorf Goodman — and More Openings

January 02, 2020

A weekly updated roundup of new restaurants in New York City

Underground subway holiday market saves commuters with last-minute gift shopping

December 12, 2019

NEW YORK CITY -- From early morning coffee to late-night treats, the Turnstyle Underground Market in New York City serves 22 million commuters annually!

Underground subway holiday market saves commuters with last-minute gift shopping

December 12, 2019

NEW YORK CITY -- From early morning coffee to late-night treats, the Turnstyle Underground Market in New York City serves 22 million commuters annually!

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December 18, 2019

The holidays mean shopping, and NYC is sprouting European-style holiday markets everywhere, some already open and more opening next week. Forget online shopping. Make your list, check it twice, and head for one of these markets to find one-of-a-kind items, many handmade by local NYC artisans, and others made elsewhere in New York State.

The 3rd Annual Turnstyle Underground Holiday Market is back

November 12, 2019

Starting Monday, November 19, the Turnstyle Underground Holiday Market is back for its third year connected to the 59th St-Columbus Circle station. For the uninitiated, 18 seasonal vendors are about to join the 39 permanent underground eateries, shops and kiosks inside the bustling corridor. 

A Food Lover’s Guide to NYC’s Holiday Markets

December 03, 2019

Christmas trees all over the city, open ice-skating rinks, and an abundance of string lights can only mean one thing: The holiday pop-up market season is upon us. Aside from the usual suspects like the Union Square Holiday Market, which has nearly 200 vendors, there are now several holiday markets to visit all over the city.

Two Chocolate Shops Open on UWS, and a Third is Winning Fans

December 15, 2019

Luxury British confectionary brand Hotel Chocolat opened a store at Turnstyle Underground Market adjacent to the Columbus Circle subway station (it’s accessible from the station) last week.

An Underground Holiday Market Hidden Beneath Columbus Circle Is Now Open

November 21, 2019

New Yorkers spend a lot of their day underground in the subway, so wouldn’t it be awesome if you could do more than just jump on the soonest train?

The top NYC holiday markets and pop-up shops of 2019

November 18, 2019

New York is a city of shoppers, and though the retail landscape may be undergoing a sea change, there’s still a lot to be said for perusing yards of beautiful baubles and quirky crafts you won’t find online in the company of other shoppers and plenty of good cheer. 

Brief Encounters for Turnstyle Shoppers

November 13, 2019

PopStart, the retail incubator designed as a showcase for up-and-coming brands at Turnstyle Underground Market, is celebrating another month within the retail corridor and food hall.

An underground holiday market is opening in the subway this Monday

November 12, 2019

While you may normally associate a subway trip with stressful commutes and navigating crowded cars, you’re in for a change of pace this holiday season in NYC that might change your mindset about heading underground.

The Third Annual Turnstyle Holiday Market

October 28, 2019

The third annual Turnstyle Holiday Market will run from November 18th to December 31st. Eighteen seasonal vendors will joining the 39 permanent eateries, shops and kiosks at TurnStyle Underground Market, located in the Columbus Circle subway station on Eighth Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets.

PopStart Celebrates Launch at Turnstyle with Free Bubbly

October 16, 2019

Retail incubator in renowned underground market below Eighth Ave., between 57th/58th Streets, marks first month with complimentary gifts and sparkling wines

Where to trick or treat indoors in NYC this Halloween

October 29, 2019

Time to face facts: It's going to rain on Halloween. But every storm cloud has a silver lining, and you can save the day by taking your kid indoor trick or treating in NYC! We have the scoop on where to go and what to expect. 

The holiday season underway at Turnstyle Underground Market

October 28, 2019

The holiday season gets underway at Turnstyle Underground Market on Friday, November 15th through Tuesday, December 31st (for last-minute and late gift-givers!).

Underground Pop-Up Space Helps Get New Brands on Track

October 28, 2019

What lies beneath the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station makes a typical commute anything but average; those walking between platforms will discover an underground shopping area where business owners like Gwendolyn Gardner of Simply Chickie Clothing are trying to build their brands.  

PopStart at TurnStyle Launches with Five Exciting New Brands

October 01, 2019

Retail incubator opens in renowned underground market corridor below Eighth Ave., between 57th/58th Streets, introduces next generation of enterprising entrepreneurs

Train Delayed? Relax With a Bolivian Pastry and Bubble Tea

September 17, 2019

New York is seeking to replace the discount-clothing stores and doughnut chains that line its subway corridors with trendy food halls and upscale shops.

An Underground Bar in the Columbus Circle Subway Station

July 16, 2019

Merchants’ Gate invites straphangers to forget that they are inside the subway system.

Los Viajeros Brings Its Food Truck Menu to Turnstyle

May 31, 2018

By now the trajectory is familiar: You scratch together the wherewithal to start a food company, perhaps selling at first in one of the city’s open street markets, then setting up a truck and finally, if all goes well, opening a more permanent store or a stand in an indoor food court. Los Viajeros, opening in Turnstyle on Friday, is the work of Caitlyn Napolitano and Carlos Dacosta. The couple has a weekday food truck, serving Latin specialties, stationed in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The Turnstyle menu will be the same, including tacos filled with Cuban-style ropa vieja, chorizo quesadillas, and fish burritos.

Score Some of NYC's Best Taiwanese Food At Our Very Own Zai Lai

May 08, 2018

Zai Lai: Homestyle Taiwanese is a Taiwanese breakfast and brunch spot debuting in Hell's Kitchen. Look forward to home-style classics like five spice pork rice bowl, oyster omelet and Chef's Lion's Head meatballs.

This New York City Subway Station Gets Rave Reviews

May 01, 2018

Quick: What’s New York City’s top-reviewed subway station?

Believe it or not, thousands of riders have rated hundreds of stations on forums like Yelpand Google, considering factors like cleanliness and token booth clerk personality. While the reviews aren’t verified, they can indicate a station’s relative popularity.

Crunching the numbers from Yelp and Google, and disregarding the new Second Avenue line, I was surprised to find a standout: Manhattan’s 59th St.-Columbus Circle station at the southwest corner of Central Park. While most stops average two or three stars out of five, Columbus Circle averages four or five.

Grad Gift Alert! These Tie-Dye Cookie Cakes Come In Your School's Colors

April 17, 2018

You endured exam after exam, three grueling years of early-onset senioritis, and now, you're ready to cross the stage to get your diploma. Sure, grad cap cake pops are delightfully embarrassing, and a classic sheet cake gets the job done (the job being feeding the masses all lined up to adore you), but for this party, you need a real crowd-pleaser. One that hardly takes any effort. These tie-dye cookie cakes are it.

Insider features the famously colorful rainbow cookies by Baked In Color in a short video where they interview the brains behind it all, Juls Waxman, who tells us all about how and why she started Baked in Color and some of their colorful secrets! 

Daa! Russian Dumplings Are Here to Stay

February 28, 2018

Daa! Dumplings, the popular Russian dumpling vendor previously seen popping up in Urban Space markets throughout the year, is opening its first ever brick and mortar store in Columbus Circle’s Turnstyle Underground Market this month. Owners Ksenia Kolesova and Raphael Nieto are dedicated to offering authentic Russian dumplings, called pelmeni, using the best local and fresh ingredients available.

Say Yes to Dumplings at Columbus Circle

February 26, 2018

Ksenia Kolesova, a native of Bratsk, in Siberia, thought it was about time New York had a taste of real Russian dumplings. She’s opened a shop in the underground market at Columbus Circle with Raphael Nieto, a graphic designer.

A Winning Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup Lands in a Midtown Subway Station

January 31, 2018

Turnstyle, the underground food hall at the 59th Street subway station, continues to serve as a legitimate gift to the city. It’s an escape from the elements with free wifi and good coffee, a place for arepas while teleconferencing at a clean communal table, and a reliable spot for great Andean fare. And now, Turnstyle is also home to a cool little all-day Taiwanese stall called Zai Lai, hawking homestyle fare in compostable bowls and milk teas in astronaut-style plastic bags.

6 Retailers That Are Leading The Way In NYC’s Midtown

January 26, 2018

Located below Columbus Circle, this underground market is a destination for commuters and visitors.

31 Terrific Places for Breakfast in Manhattan

December 15, 2017

Zai Lai (Turnstyle). Starting at 8 a.m. on weekdays, this underground stand in Turnstyle market starts serving Taiwanese takes on breakfast.

[VIDEO] The Chew's Holiday Helpers: Clinton Kelly's Random Act of Kindness

December 11, 2017

Clinton Kelly of The Chew visits Turnstyle and buys lunch for a few lucky guests.

[VIDEO] Hidden Underground Holiday Market in NYC

December 08, 2017

Underneath Columbus Circle, in the New York City subway system, is a bustling market selling all sorts of unique holiday treats.

Short-Term Stores Now a Permanent Fixture in New York Retail

December 03, 2017

The traditional long-term lease deal is far from dead. Developers of shopping centers such as Hudson Yards, The Shops at Columbus Circle, Brookfield Place and the Turnstyle Underground Market in the Columbus Circle subway concourse all said they are signing long-term deals. But they also are using temporary, flexible units and shorter-term spaces to bring in new concepts.

12 NYC Food Halls to Eat Your Way Through

November 30, 2017

The long-barren passageways underneath Columbus Circle are now filled with stores and 15 on-trend food vendors. Instead of rushing to catch the train, budget time to visit all-star favorites like Bolivian Llama Party for Bolivian salteñas, Doughnuttery (pictured) for addicting bite-size doughnuts in flavors like purple pig (maple, bacon and purple potatoes) and By Suzette for thick savory or sweet crepes. Don’t try to resist the Nutella cookie crepe. Hours vary by vendor, but most are open morning through evening seven days a week.

16 Handles, Mochidoki Partner for Collaborative Location

November 29, 2017

16 Handles is partnering with Mochidoki, the premium mochi ice cream brand, to open a new collaborative frozen dessert shop in Turnstyle Underground Market, Columbus Circle. It’s an entirely new way to #handle your frozen desserts with a unique selection of flavors and products exclusively available at the Turnstyle location.

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