Judge Halts Plans for Union Square Park Restaurant

A State Supreme Court judge has ordered the city not to lease out Union Square’s pavilion to a restaurateur just yet, though it can begin renovating the 1,860-square-foot space. According to Gothamist, parks advocate Geoffrey Croft believes the preliminary injunction is a sign that the city will ultimately be forced to seek approval from the State Legislature to install a private eatery (you’ll recall Danny Meyer was said to be planning one there) and that the pavilion may end up being used instead for public recreation. Danny, hold off on installing those line cams.

Related: Union Square Pavilion Restaurant a No Go, Judge Rules [Gothamist]
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