Lose the Traffic. Keep That Times Square Grit.


Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote this review in the New York Times about the recent closing of Times Square to vehicular traffic.  He says that there are both pros and cons to the development.  It does allow for more room than the pedestrian-clogged sidewalks used to, and it allows for a better idea of what the City looks like than the sidewalk, but the way it is currently set up it lacks a feeling of permanence and it took many years to successfully implement this model in Copenhagen, and New York City may just not be that patient.  But hopefully the City will work to make the plazas more attractive and the residents will be willing to wait for a better tomorrow.

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