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> Times Square getting a pedestrian-friendly overhaul
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post Feb 27 2009, 03:27 PM
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$1.5 million is being invested in Times Square to make it look more "green" starting Memorial Day weekend in the meantime, some of the streets will be "pedestrian only".

Horrible for traffic but good for people. This area has one of the highest injury and death rates in Manhattan, hopefully less cars will mean less injuries.

http://www.gadling.com/2009/02/27/times-sq...ing-pedestrian/



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post Feb 27 2009, 03:52 PM
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Nice! Perhaps making it "green" will save them money too in the long run so that 1.5 million will profit them many more million (besides the obv that it's good for the enivorment as well).
I heard they were installing all new LED lamps on some streets.


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Times Square is one of my most favorite areas in the world! When I lived in NYC I frequented it quite often and agree it could use the pedestrian-friendly overhaul :-)


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post Mar 3 2009, 12:41 PM
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Really? What did you like about it so much?

I find it garish and sensory overloadish...


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post Mar 4 2009, 12:24 AM
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Starla,

What I love about Times Square?

-How vibrant the city is at night
-Walking, feeling alive, visiting my favorite stores & restaurants within a few blocks (Virgin Music Megastore, Sephora, Cafe Con Leche restaurant)
-Waking up at 6am on a Saturday to stand in line at 43rd street (TKTS) and get Broadway tickets for over 50% off!! I saw many shows this way: Miss Saigon, Aida, Beauty and the Beast, etc etc
-Stand-up comedy at Caroline's on Broadway

Just to name a few... flowers.png


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post Mar 4 2009, 10:57 AM
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Yeah, I agree the theatre shows are fun.

Sidenote: It's funny how we describe things differently...To me it's garish, but to you it's vibrant! Hehehe. Just noticing.


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post Mar 4 2009, 11:14 AM
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You know what they say, perception is 99% of reality :-)


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post Mar 4 2009, 11:28 AM
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But of course, dear Judy.


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post Mar 5 2009, 02:20 AM
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Well I'm sold. I wanna go again!


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post Mar 5 2009, 08:40 AM
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QUOTE(findingnine @ Mar 5 2009, 02:20 AM) *

Well I'm sold. I wanna go again!


LOL!

No more crazy bars this time. haha

There's a lot of wasted space in nyc. Sometimes blocks of just dead buildings and broken roads. It could use a serious cleanup in some areas. Like my post on the Highline, how does that go to waste for SO long and just recently they decide to convert it into a park? The flipside is the urban side of nyc disappearing which is also trying to be conserved.


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Let's see it all Mon Tour guide!


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Keith... what? You weren't sold before?


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Keith,
I didn't realize anybody had to be "sold" on New York! :-)
Isn't it universally the best city ever?? (and I'm not saying that just because I was born there!) :-)


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