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Old 10-14-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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It is like another las vegas. Anyone feel the same about this? I don't care much for this part of nyc.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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It is like another las vegas. Anyone feel the same about this? I don't care much for this part of nyc.
It's waaaaaaaay better than it was back in the 70's and 80's.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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It's waaaaaaaay better than it was back in the 70's and 80's.

I'd use the word "different"
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Glendale, NY
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Too many people there.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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Default Times Square today

is Duane Reade, Walgreens, Starbucks, Madame Tussauds, Skechers, Yankees,Modells, Sbarro, Hilton, Westin, Chevy's, InterContinental, Video...

Times Square yesterday was XXX, Adonis, XXX, PARK, HOTEL SHERMAN, PLEASURE PALACE, XXX BOOKS, Hilda's Hungry House Of Pleasure, PEEP SHOW, XXX DANCERS, HOTEL CORT, VENUS, PLEASURE PALACE, PARK, HOLLYWOOD TWIN XXX, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS...
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Default in the past

it was XXX porn, tacky parking lots and seedy hotels
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I see happy people. I see sales and incomes being generated. I see a street no longer populated by drug dealers and prostitutes and porno stores. I see sections closed off to cars, and people resting on the chairs and being sociable. I see convenient moviehouses. I see theaters, some of which used to be porno theaters, but are now showing productions that people from all over the world flock to see.

What's not to like?
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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Sure. Why would anyone like Times Square, except as a novelty? It's ugly, vulgar, crowded - and with the mall part, even worse.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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It's not Time Square, it's Times Square. At the very least get that right before you condemn the place.

I love the Square, well, maybe once a year in the dark days. Last time I was there I bought a cheap t-shirt emblazoned with the the words "New York F***ing City" for my nephew. He loves that shirt.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Snobs in the 19th century probably said the same thing ("vulgar, crass, cheap") about the Bowery, when it was an entertainment center. Ditto about Coney Island in its heyday or, well, Times Square, in its first glory era. ("Oh, dear, look at all those common people celebrating V-J Day! Look at them buying cotton candy and watching Mickey Rooney movies! And who watches vaudeville, when one could be watching opera?")

We cannot all be refined people who attend lectures at the Metropolitan Museum while partaking of tea and finger sandwiches.

Vulgar is great, crowded is great, commercial is great. They impart vitality and diversity and change.

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Sure. Why would anyone like Times Square, except as a novelty? It's ugly, vulgar, crowded - and with the mall part, even worse.
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