Car-Free Times Square: Mixed Reviews
We're six days into Mayor Bloomberg's six-month experiment and so far opinions are quite mixed. Tourists love it and rush hour traffic on nearby streets is actually moving faster. Shop owners and delivery men are much less happy, saying that deliveries must now be hand-trucked for blocks through crowded sidewalks. Postal workers, UPS, and FedEx are all giving the project a thumbs-down for the same reason. Tour buses can no longer park in Times Square either, which is making souvenir shop owners apoplectic.
(Photo via Gothamist)