Great Impressions: How Come We’re Not Superserving the Times Square Beach?
My old friend Susan Dominus is dead-on in her New York Times piece on Times Square. As public/private partnerships abound, you’d think someone would have figured out a more impressive reality than recessionistic beach chairs from Pintchik (no offense, I love Pintchik). How come nobody called David Rockwell or whatever?
With all these people sitting out there on Broadway, staring at the screens and billboards, somebody’s gotta step up and entertain them, they’re dying out there. For the residents of Times Square (us, ABC News, ESPN, Bubba Gump, Toys R Us, Naked Cowboy, Roxy…), maybe it’s up to us?
Sean, here’s an idea — should we call up SONY? We could blast some of our shows or some great performances (Michael Jackson?) right now on our enormous Hi-Def screen (the largest in Times Sq). Then team with SONY to hand out headphones tuned to receive the audio of what’s playing on our screen. So it’s kinda like “silent disco” style.
At least it would give these people something to do, right?