Even though I live in Brooklyn, I spend a lot of time around Union Square. In part, I love the neighborhood (the Green Market! the Strand!), and in part it is a convenient area to run a lot of errands (Easy access to Blick Art Supplies! Trader Joe's! Dropping off my compost at the Green Market!). I love this hotel and it's bright neon sign, and how it catches light from the setting sun, but hadn't sketched it! So in two warmish back-to-back days in February, I gave it two shots. One nocturne and one by day!