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    scumonkey: Hope the recovery continues apace.

    Last night (Friday) waa one of those fairly perfect NYC August nights: warm enough that folks want to stay outside, but not too hot. And just humid enough that people wear as few clothes as possible

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    How did you hurt your back?
    I fell off a 4 foot construction retaining wall- flat onto
    my back, into the middle of the street.
    I was (of all things) trying to take a picture- at night.
    My shoe/lace got lodged on a small (unseen by me) protruding bolt.
    When I went to step off with my other foot, the lodged shoe
    stayed put, and down I went!

    Thanks for the kind words guys- I should be all better after about
    4 more spinal decompression sessions +
    a couple more months of physical therapy!
    I am just so happy to finally be able to stand up and walk again!
    Next trip- the Highline! (elevator access of course)

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    ^
    Hopefully, you're at a point in recovery where your friends can make jokes about the accident.

    Taking photos. We should give you a special award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    In the first photo you can see how many businesses are vacant/shuttered. This must be the era when everything was being closed, in preparation for the rehab. The street looks surprisingly clean.
    That was the low point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    I've noticed a huge turnaround in the kind of people that are hanging out there, now that it's pedestrianized.

    It's the new town square! Lots of interesting people are milling about in every direction- some are sitting, others strolling. Everyone seems amused. Hip hoppers from the boroughs or uptown, families from India or Spain and every other place, goths, girls in heels, girls that are heels, buskers, old folks, lovers, you name it. All swirling in every direction now that so much space has been liberated for them.

    For people watching I can now say it easily beats other parts of town. Everybody from all walks are mixing there, and definitely not just tourists.

    In fact, a friend and I are meeting there tonight. We sit, we talk, have a snack, people watch...we're some fairly jaded New Yorkers and we've been enjoying the new Times Square all summer. Never thought I'd say it.
    Glad to hear it.

    Can't wait to see it for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    I fell off a 4 foot construction retaining wall- flat onto
    my back, into the middle of the street.
    I was (of all things) trying to take a picture- at night.
    My shoe/lace got lodged on a small (unseen by me) protruding bolt.
    When I went to step off with my other foot, the lodged shoe
    stayed put, and down I went!....
    I'm sorry to hear that. I am not a personal injury lawyer but can recommend one. Your injuries are worth a lot of money. PM me if you're interested.

    More importantly, I'm glad that you're getting better.

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    Thanks, but I shouldn't have been up there in the first place-My back wasn't the only thing I was breaking (the law)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post

    I fell off a 4 foot construction retaining wall- flat onto
    my back, into the middle of the street.
    I was (of all things) trying to take a picture- at night.
    Ouch!

    Should there be a thread "What Price Love: Injuries incurred while taking pictures for WNY"

    Me: Broken finger last winter while crossing a frozen street and looking back over my shoulder to make sure I didn't get run over while simultaneously considering the best angle for a shot Too many things in my brain at one moment and, ergo: Ddn't see that damned patch of ice Before I could do anything about it I was ass over elbow and slammed me hand down onto the curb edge.

    Saved the cam, though.

    Note to Edward: Any chance WNY has disability insurance that long-time WNYers could piggy-back onto?

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    Saved the cam, though.
    Priceless!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    Thanks, but I shouldn't have been up there in the first place-My back wasn't the only thing I was breaking (the law)
    Well. I'm glad you're getting better.

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    Looks like they're getting ready to light this one up ...







    1515 Broadway

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    I found it silly that the top LED screen only faces south, when vehicular traffic on 7th and Broadway also only moves south. All you see from the north and east (i.e. the TKTS booth) is the exposed metal staircase and the supporting steel structure.

    I would also like someone to cover that entire raw concrete front side of the Marriott Marquis with billboards. It's offensive.

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    There's no creativity in that sign. There's nothing interesting about it. It's just a flat, flashing ad for the store.

    Times Square spectaculars used to be fun, interesting and even creative. They used to make you look, perhaps think and even be amused or amazed by it.

    The new ones like these now are just signs that could be found anywhere. It doesn't capture anybody's attention other than it being so bright.

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    The new big TS signs don't work in two dimensions. But in person the imagery is flashing and moving and changing all the time. If nothing else they're diverting.

    But you're absolutely correct that they show a huge lack of imagination.

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