Great event this Thursday, 9/24/09
Time’s Up is having another Dance Party Ride with great tunes blasting out of their sound bike.
Meet at Tompkin’s Square Park at 7:00pm
This ride will then head over to:
HANDS OFF UNION SQUARE PARK PAVILION!
CREATIVE INTERVENTION ON THURSDAY NIGHT!
WHAT: Funky Protest Cheese Party to interrupt Union Square
Partnershipâ€™s Harvest in the Square, an annual private
self-congratulatory dinner for Those Who Would Privatize the Pavilion.
WHERE: South end of Union Square.
WHEN: Thursday, September 24th at 8:00pm.
OR Join the Times Up! Soul and Funk Ride, at Thompkins Square Park at
7:00pm, and ride from there (times-up.org)
KEEP PUBLIC PARKS PUBLIC!
PARKS ARE FOR PEOPLE NOT FOR PROFIT!
Danny Meyer and the Union Square Partnership have plans to turn the
Pavilion building at the north end of this park – a public building
built with public money for public use – into a private upscale
restaurant, a plan that has been aided and abetted by councilwoman
Rosie Mendez, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. These plans ignore the
noble history of that very special place, and, perhaps worse, ignores
the needs and desires of the residents of the Union Square area, and
indeed all of New York City.
The area around Union Square has the highest density of restaurants in
the entire city.
New York City has the least amount of public space per capita of any
city in the country.
The Union Square Park Pavilion is seen by many as the birthplace of
the Labor Movement. It has historically been used as a childrenâ€™s
play space, a community gathering place and a center of free speech
and free assembly.
Contact Rosie Mendez and tell her NO restaurants in Union Square Park
District Office Phone
Legislative Office Phone