For such a controversial project, the renovation of the north end of Union Square has been surprisingly quiet when it comes to showing off the goods. Is that because all previous renderings featured the illicit pavilion restaurant? Whatever the cause, broker-blogger and Union Square aficionado Andrew Fine alerts us that the Union Square Partnership has finally ponied up a variety of illustrated plans. You can check them out on the Union Square website, or you can click through the gallery above. Those looking for a smoking gun?like the pavilion being labeled "Shake Shack"?will be sorely disappointed. Those looking for expanded playground space will be greatly pleased. Those looking for protesters who hate the whole idea should click here.
· Union Square Park North End Project [unionsquarenyc.org]
· Union Square Partnership Reveals Hot New Renderings [A Fine Blog]