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Sprucing Up Times Square

While we’re on the subject of beautifying outdoor spaces, we’re on pins and needles waiting to find out who won the Times Square design competition to be unveiled mid-July.  As most New Yorkers know by now, “the new Broadway is here to stay” (according to Michael Bloomberg) but the not-so-temporary plazas are in sore need of a make-over.

Times Square's Pedestrian Plaza

Times Square's Pedestrian Plaza

Soon the glued epoxy gravel, stray planters and flimsy aluminum lawn chairs will be replaced by something a bit more inspired… perhaps with designs like these!

Flor - Roll In The Grass Rug

FLOR - Roll In The Grass Rug

Marcel Wanders - Crochet Chair

Marcel Wanders - Crochet Chair

FloralArt - Lucite Poppy Side Table

FloralArt - Lucite Poppy Side Table

Metropolitan Home - Showtime House Screens

Metropolitan Home - Showtime House Topiary Screens

Replace Video Screens with Art by Andrea Dasha Reich

Replace Video Screens with Art by Andrea Dasha Reich

Heath Nash - Flowerball Lamp

Heath Nash - Flowerball Lamp

According to Julie Iovine at The Wall Street Journal, “No one’s expecting Rome’s Piazza Navona, but someplace comfortable from which to watch the Naked Cowboy would be nice.”  We couldn’t agree more!

P.S.  Guess who’s The Neo-Traditionalist’s “Neo-Trad of the Week”?  Click here to see!

Photos from NYC loves NYC, FLOR, Marcel Wanders, Floral Art, Metropolitan Home, Establishment NYC, and Afrika Nova

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  • Reply Piper May 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I came across your blog from Neo Trad…just wanted to say I ADORED your interview. Loved so much of what you had to say, thanks for inspiring 🙂

    • Reply carolyn May 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

      Thanks, Piper. The questions were great fun and Katie is the best! I hope you enjoy The Buzz!

  • Reply The Zhush May 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Love this post! Yes, somewhere comfortable and stylish and clean please, to watch that Naked Cowboy! Ha! Too funny! And, too uncomfortable trying to explain what and why a Naked Cowboy exists when I took my young girls in to see Mary Poppins last year. (oy)
    Happy Mother’s Day to you both, and of course to Diane James as well! Off to visit Katie’s blog…so excited! Congrats.

    • Reply carolyn May 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

      Too funny! Diane hasn’t spent much time in Times Square and I had to explain the Naked Cowboy phenomenon to her when we did the NASDAQ office there!

  • Reply Kathy May 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Great post!….LOVE the macrame chair. Happy to have found your spot…..will follow now…K

    • Reply carolyn May 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

      Kathy – thanks for stopping by! I’ll pop over to see you, now!

  • Reply Marija May 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    First let me say, I adore the Buzz. Thank you, thank you, Sue Zhush for the introduction! Any friend of Sue’s…

    Second. I must say I LOVED your interview. How witty are you? Looking forward to following along and learning more about you. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Reply carolyn May 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

      Holding Court – Thank you so much for your sweet comments. It’s great fun to make friends in this blogging world of ours and I look forward to your posts every day. Have a great weekend and Mother’s Day!

  • Reply The Shiny Pebble May 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, my dear! And you are even more fabulous than I expected (if that is even possible) in your neo-traditionalist interview. Hugs and kisses,

    • Reply carolyn May 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks, Catherine. I tried to spice it up as much as possible! My life these days isn’t as glamorous but definitely more fulfilling… Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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