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New York City Mayor Threatens to Remove Times Square

New York City Mayor Threatens to Remove Times Square
New York City Mayor Threatens to Remove Times Square, Times Square in 2014. Image © Flickr CC User MK Feeney
Times Square in 2014. Image © Flickr CC User MK Feeney

Frustrated with the congestion of panhandlers, Mayor Bill de Blasio has shocked New York City dwellers by threatening to remove their beloved Times Square. As New York Times' architecture critic Michael Kimmelman reports, this comes at a time when dwellers fear that quality of life is declining in the city: "Entertaining the demolition of the plazas, the mayor sends a message that New York can’t support the sort of great pedestrian hubs that thrive in competing cities around the globe." Blasio said he will look into the "pros and cons" of returning Times Square to traffic. Read Kimmelman's full report on Blasio's threats, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "New York City Mayor Threatens to Remove Times Square" 26 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772563/new-york-city-mayor-threatens-to-remove-times-square/> ISSN 0719-8884
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