Two of my favorite New York City love notes debuted in 2009: the newly pedestrian friendly Times Square and High Line Park in the Meatpacking District.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan began pedestrian-friendly Times Square as an experiment in 2009. The response to their people space, created in the heart of the city, has been overwhelmingly positive. Complete with seating and free wifi, the area invites you to sit, people watch and amble in a way that the old Times Square did not. Sidewalks crowded with tourists and busy locals, surrounded by cars, did not make for a lovable place.
The experiment was made permanent in February 2010. Noted New York Magazine: “It took a bureaucrat’s intervention to make the place human again, to clear a little room for leisurely amazement in the lunatic center of this crazed metropolis.”
Street Films – In Appreciation of the NEW Times Square
This video features Danish architect Jan Gehl, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Peter Kageyama from Pedestrian Friendly Times Square
Here's a great challenge - go and write a love letter to your city and share it to this group.
Across the country, residents are penning sweet nothings for their cities as part of Dear Akron, The Love Lettering Project, and other art initiatives about pride of place.
Lots of college towns on this list. Coincidence? I think not!
Feeling stre ed out? You're not the only one. A 2014 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found that half of all American adult
Fun and thoughtful public art from New York.
The new sculpture by the artist Deborah Kass yells “YO” if you are looking at it from Manhattan or “OY” if you are gazing out from Brooklyn.
This odd, but memorable ritual and tradition in Seattle comes to an end.
About 2,200 pounds of gum, chewed and stuck to a brick wall near Pike Place Market, captivates and repulses visitors, but it has also endangered the wall itself.
A $500 Project gains traction!
In the wake of an incident that left their neighborhood sidewalks empty and laughter-free, two Winter Park children have come up with a way to ...
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