Union Square restaurant opponents make final push

Activists delivered 500 signatures against the eatery to City Hall

The pavilion at Union Square
The pavilion at Union Square

Opponents of a new restaurant coming to Union Square are making a final push to block the deal.

On Friday, activists visited City Hall to petition the controversial eatery, which will open in the park’s pavilion, according to the New York Post.

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“If we keep waiting, there’s going to be a restaurant there before we know it,” Bill Borock, a member of the Union Square Community Coalition who gave City Hall a package of 500 signatures. “We thought things would be different [under de Blasio],” he said. “People are feeling a little betrayed.”

Simon Oren, founder of 5Napkin Burger and owner of Nice Matin, will operate the planned 200-seat restaurant. Construction on the project has already started. [NYP]Christopher Cameron