Save Union Square has a posse.
This is the case with the South side of Union square in case you were wondering what the bulldozer monster track rally was going on down there.
The story is a familiar one and goes a little something like this...
"Here's the skinny: after letting the pavilion building fall into disrepair for over a decade, the city government was finally ready to pony up the cash to repair the building and return it to public use. Before the city could even complete their own plans, the Union Square Business Improvement District, or BID, (led by corporate chain stores such as Barnes and Noble and Whole Foods) got involved, dangling wads of extra (anonymously donated) cash, and before you know it the plans that emerged took on a decidedly unfriendly tone, particularly if you happen to be an artist selling your work, a farmer selling food, or any citizen who might want to just sit down in the park without having to purchase a $5.00 latté."
Find out more information about all this at saveunionsquare2008.blogspot.com
or better yet come to a rally at 5pm Wednesday, May 21st. at Union Square South.