This is MY Kind of Revolution! Time's Square Now Pedestrian (or Lounge Chair!) Friendly

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Revolution, you say? YES! Because in this area of Manhattan, just days ago, this area was covered in cars and gridlock. And now people are catching rays, reading, chatting, resting, and yes, even napping! What I call civilized!

And, I would argue, I revolutionary act, taking the streets back from the car. LOVE it! Check the excellent backstory in New York Magazine about the fab woman, Janette Sadiq-Kahn (NYC’s transportation commissioner) who made this all possible in New York Magazine.

Thanks to Matthew McDermott of Treehugger for the awesome pix and original coverage.

About Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.

4 Comments

  1. I saw this a few days ago. It is just crazy good. I can’t wait to see it when it’s all done.

  2. That is AWESOME — I will have to read more about it….

  3. I think it’s a great idea, as a longtime citizen of NYC. But I can tell you that a car free Time Square has more to do with increasing foot traffic in the cities commercial cash-cow than reducing environmental impact.
    http://tinyurl.com/lzm6al

  4. This looks almost surreal – I have to check this out! :-)

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