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    Construction photos













    The herd roams north of 44th St.


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    It's hell trying to traverse TS these days.

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    Seems like half of our major tourist sites are under renovation/reconstruction and shrouded with scaffolding.

    Times Square
    Trinity Church
    Pier 17
    St. Paul's Chapel
    George Washington at Federal Hall
    Ellis Island
    Battery Park
    St. Patrick's
    Plaza Hotel
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Manhattan Bridge

    Plus the never ending road work and miles of scaffold-ed sidewalks...
    It'll be a great city once they fix it..

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    wow, so they're actually tearing it up. Planning on being done by 12/31, I assume?

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    Wow!


    The Prettiest Building In Times Square Has Been Saved


    January 6, 2014

    Last year in September, I wrote an open letter to the new owners of the property at 1552 Broadway in Times Square asking a simple request: that they save a Times Square treasure.



    Nearly 100 years before it became a decrepit, out-of-business TGIF, 1552 Broadway was the showroom for I. Miller shoes, famous for supplying actors and dancers in New York and beyond with footwear. The building was gorgeous, with arched windows lined with polished marble, a stately limestone facade, and pristine white statuary set into gold nooks representing the leading actresses of the day.







    More pics at Scouting NY

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    how has it been saved

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    Ethel got her face back. Not to mention her name.

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    I think you're going to need more bollards. Looks like the granite bench kept one of the buses from going right up on the pedestrian plaza, but when Ch 7 was reporting from there, there was a section behind them with nothing between the plaza and the curb. At least that part anyway. Surveillance video shows one guy just missed being crushed by a traffic light that came down lightning quick.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1892791

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    Maybe put a skirt around the dumpster.

    Pop-up forest in Times Square hits first funding goal

    AFP RELAXNEWS
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:51 PM

    Kickstarter.com"PopUP Forest: Times Square," a project to create an "urban oasis" that's just surpassed its inital $25,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.


    New York City is no slouch when it comes to green space, but a temporary installation is now in the works to bring nature right into the heart of New York's urban jungle.
    Ecologist Marielle Anzelone is behind "PopUP Forest: Times Square," a project to create an "urban oasis" that's just surpassed its inital $25,000 funding goal on Kickstarter
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    The plan: In the middle of the night, Anzelone and her team will install towering trees, native wildflowers, shrubs, mosses and ferns in a public plaza in Times Square, providing an immersive natural experience in what the campaign page calls "the most unnatural place on the planet."

    Guided woodland walks, interpretive signs and hands-on activities for kids would help visitors navigate the new natural setting, while nature sounds would be streamed live from Manhattan's Inwood Hill Park.

    After three weeks, the pop-up would be dismantled and the greenery used in small parks and schoolyards around the city.
    The first $25,000 has been earmarked for the installation's design, as well the creation of a protoype "PopUP" in Gowanus, Brooklyn in summer 2015.
    PopUP ForestA night view of the proposed PopUP Forest in Times Square.


    A tentative target date of June 2016 is set for the Times Square pop-up.
    Backers who pledge as little as $5 will see their name on the website, while higher donations come with access to a head-cam tour of Inwood Park, a wildflower seed mix, a T-shirt, an illustrated botanical print, a tailor-made native plant garden design or a private tour of Inwood Hill Park led by Anzelone.

    With 18 days to go, the project is now moving toward a goal of $40,000, which would allow for the installation to take on a larger scale.

    Find the project on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/popupforest/build-a-popup-forest-in-times-square-nyc
    www.popupforest.org

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2168448

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