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Times Square’s 8-year redesign is a blueprint for the city of the future

  • On average, 330,000 people visit Times Square every day, a mixture of 56% locals and 44% out-of-towners. To call it “busy” would be to call Celine Dion merely “capable” of belting out an F5 note.
  • But while the number of daily visitors continues to rise, for nearly a decade Times Square has quietly gone through a dramatic reinvention, all in an effort to make it more pedestrian friendly.
  • And while it may look like an easy solution for the notoriously congested area, its decades of debate and planning show just how complex the restructuring of the most visited destination in the U.S. truly has been.
  • Now, with its recent completion, the pervasive image of Times Square as the epicenter of hustle and bustle has begun to fade. What has emerged could be the future blueprint for open civic squares. Read more (6/1/17)

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Breaking: One dead, 10 injured after car strikes pedestrians in Times Square

  • A speeding vehicle struck sidewalk pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday, according to Reuters. 
  • Reuters reported that the New York Police Department closed off the area shortly after the incident, which injured 10 people.
  • An official told NBC News that one person died after being struck.
  • One Twitter user got a photo of the vehicle after it veered off the streets. 
  • A journalist indicated on Twitter that his Times Square building had been put on lockdown. Read more (5/18/17 12:20 PM)