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


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.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.