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Flatiron Hot! News | July 23, 2017

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Watch Out for the Dragon! Game of Thrones Touches Down in Union Square Park on Tuesday

Watch Out for the Dragon!  Game of Thrones Touches Down in Union Square Park on Tuesday
Tod Shapiro

Reported by the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff

A lunchtime stroll through Union Square Park’s South Plaza revealed an unusual smell of fire and brimstone and unexpected signs of clamor and disruption – there before me was

Dragon Foot Print!

Dragon footprint

evidence of a dragon touching down and belching flame right in our own Union Square Park! Yes, there were orange police barricades surrounding mayhem in the form of a huge dragon-size divot in the park, rent cobble stones, and overturned streetlamps and benches, amidst concrete shards and other debris.  What could have produced such chaos –

Yours Truly Inspecting the Damage ...

Yours Truly Inspecting the Damage …

maybe one of the three fire-breathing dragons that we all know and love from Game of Thrones?  Of course, the familiar music and themed banners quickly gave it away – it’s a promotional event for Games of Thrones, the popular HBO series which is releasing its Season 5 Blu-Ray and DVD, and gearing up for the sixth season in April.  A curious crowd of onlookers were taking pictures and quizzing HBO staff and handlers on hand with questions about the upcoming season and the special release today of the Season 5 disks.

The banners and signs gave clues of more Game of Thrones high jinks and fun to come, including a so-called “Then Dragons Take Flight” to take place at 7:30 PM in Herald Square.  So fans should stop by the Union Square South Plaza for a look (and tweet or instagram your comments and pix with hashtag #GOT5DVD), or if you can’t make it, check out our Flatiron Hot! News quickie video clip to see for yourself what those imaginary dragons did to one of our favorite parks!