by Urban Omnibus • February 18th, 2015
Damian Santucci, Director of Production and Operations for the Times Square Alliance, walks us through the groundwork behind the spectacle of the Square and the logistics of coordinating hundreds of events, film shoots, and public art installations in a public space that sees 350,000 visitors a day.
Roundup — Luxury Towers in the Park, Hope for Moynihan Station, East River Blueway, A Place to Live, Heartwalk, and What’s In The Water
by Urban Omnibus • February 8th, 2013
LUXURY TOWERS IN THE PARK The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is planning to tackle over 400,000 unaddressed repairs...
Roundup — High Bridge Groundbreaking, Cleaning up the Gowanus, Slower Subways, Sunlit Buildings, Sandy Updates, Birders, Cinebeasts and Landmarkss
by Urban Omnibus • January 18th, 2013
HIGH BRIDGE RENOVATION BEGINS The City broke ground last Friday on a $61 million renovation of the city’s oldest standing bridge. The High...
The Omnibus Roundup — Change in Times Square, Preservation in the Village, Walking in America, Apps for Data, Policies for Transit, and Design for Revolution!
by Urban Omnibus • April 19th, 2012
TIMES SQUARE REVAMP What defines an edge condition? How is the street differentiated from the sidewalk? For the past couple...
The Omnibus Roundup – Traffic Haiku, Delancey Underground, Suburban Dunescapes, Dream Cities, Designer Scaffolding and the AIDS Memorial Competition
by Urban Omnibus • December 2nd, 2011
HAIKU TRAFFIC SAFETY With ubiquity comes invisibility. And words can be arranged with the same economy and elegance as high quality graphic design. These two precepts are the inspiration behind the DOT’s latest spate of traffic signs. By combining a little bit of poetry with…
On the eve of his departure from New York, the outgoing manager of public art for the Times Square Alliance discusses community engagement, urban placemaking and contemporary art practice at the iconic site.
The Omnibus Roundup – Permanent Plazas, Weekends with Vignelli, FastTrash.org, Velonotte, Archtober and Freshkills+
by Urban Omnibus • September 30th, 2011
TIMES SQUARE PLAZAS MADE PERMANENT On Tuesday, September 27, Manhattan's Community Board 5 met with Craig Dykers of Snøhetta to review their plans for the Times Square pedestrian plazas of the not-so-distant future. No more lawn chairs, no more paint as marker for where the car space ends. The plan calls for a leveling of the streets and curbs, to create a continuous pedestrian surface of dark concrete. Inlaid into the pavers will be steel rivets to reflect the bright lights of the big city. Benches and street furniture...
The Omnibus Roundup — Meeting Bowls, NYC At-a-Glance, Pop-Up Playgrounds, stillspotting and Dialog in the Dark
by Urban Omnibus • August 19th, 2011
MEET ME IN A BOWL Times Square is now host to an outdoor urban furniture installation titled “Meeting Bowls,” created...
The Omnibus Roundup – Plug-in Cruise Ships, Air Quality, Spring Blooms, Dreamhouse, Burble Bup and Happenings
by Urban Omnibus • April 15th, 2011
CRUISE SHIPS TO PLUG-IN AT RED HOOK The New York Times City Room reports that the Queen Mary 2 and other large ships will be required to plug in to giant electrical sockets in the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal starting in 2012. This marks a major win for the residents of Red Hook, who have been fighting...