Mayor De Blasio Should Police, Not Destroy, Times Square’s Pedestrian Plaza

[Originally published by Forbes]


Since becoming New York City mayor in 2014, Bill de Blasio has thought up one bizarre policy proposal after another. Whether it is attacking successful charter schools, Central Park horse carriages, or Uber, it’s like he is out to stop the things that people actually want. But this week he outdid himself, by proposing to destroy a widely-loved public space in the city’s most crowded area.

On Thursday, the mayor said that he would consider ripping up Times Square’s pedestrian plaza, bringing back the days when cars and jaywalkers crammed together along Broadway…[read the rest at Forbes]