photo: Matthew McDermott
A couple months ago we brought you word that New York City was going to make Times Square and Herald Square more pedestrian-friendly, by rearranging traffic patterns and blocking off certain streets to form large outdoor plazas. The initial part of that was opened up last weekend, and while it's particularly pretty at this point—just some orange traffic pylons blocking the streets—but plenty of people seemed to be enjoying their newfound freedom to walk and sit where they please. Check out what the Times Square part looks like:
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