SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Lawn chairs in Times Square

"Almost overnight, Times Square in New York City has become a great place to sit and watch the world. Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, the business improvement district that manages the iconic New York space, will share the story of the ongoing trial of a new pedestrian plaza in Times Square, and generally how business organizations can make the most of the public realm. What role do street spaces play in a highly competitive business environment? Organized by the San Francisco Great Streets Project." 

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Fearmongering Overwhelms Facts at Meeting About Livable Polk Street

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A mob mentality ruled at a neighborhood meeting last night on safety improvements for Polk Street, where attendees booed any suggestion that removing car parking to make room for pedestrian and bicycle amenities might be worthwhile. Fact-based discussion was in short supply at the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association meeting. Instead, hyperbole and misinformation were the […]