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New map shows the three zones that are about to divide Times Square

Will Gleason

Knock-off Elmos days of roaming the Crossroads of the World free are coming to an end.

Soon, they’ll be joining topless entertainers and low-budget Batmen in bright-blue designated “activity zones” that are currently being painted on the intersection’s cement. The activity zones will allow commercial activities such as posing for photographs in exchange for tips.

They’ll be joining lime green “chill zones” where people can relax (an extremely popular activity in the middle of Times Square) and “express lanes” meant to allow pedestrians to move quickly across the busy thoroughfare. Coming from someone who works in Times Square (next to an express lane, around the corner from a designated activity zone) please pray that this hypothetical freedom of movement actually happens.

Below, see the “TSq Plaza Rules Cheat Sheet” that was released by the Times Square Alliance this week showing where you can still go to get a shot with Elsa. Or avoid at all costs.


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