The Union Square Partnership has proposed an ambitious "vision plan" to remake the 19th century park. Accessibility advocates want the overhaul to include technologically difficult upgrades for the sprawling subway station underneath.
More than 300 New York City buildings — including the Lotte New York Palace, the "Gossip Girl" hotel — lack safety measures following failed inspections, city DOB records show. The city announced a crackdown after Erica Tishman’s death.
While doing brisk business in sweet treats, the Union Square institution was embroiled in high-cost borrowing from an industry under state probe.