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Work Quietly Begins on Union Square Renovation

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Eater reported a little while back that the long-delayed remodeling of the north end of Union Square Park was set to begin, and huzzah, the day has come. Broker/blogger Andrew Fine braved the yucky weather (OK, his office is right there) to snap this action shot of workers working. The Greenmarket has been moved to the west side of the park, so you can still get your apple cider doughnuts and fresh game, don't worry. When it's all said and done, the playground area will be tripled in size and the heavily-paved north end will be a lot more green. The controversial part of the city's plan is the inclusion of a new private restaurant space (perhaps a Danny Meyer joint?) in the historic pavilion, where the seasonal Luna Park was housed. This matter has yet to be resolved, so don't bank on that Shake Shack South just yet.
· Union Square Park Reno Finally Underway [A Fine Blog]
· EaterWire: Delays at Zeppelin, Ground Breaks at Union Square Park [Eater]

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