Posts Tagged ‘Times Square’

Street Vendors of Times Square

November 14th, 2010 by Jonathan Vit

With more than 26 million visitors a year, Times Square is prime real estate for street vendors. The Center for Urban Justice estimates there are more than 10,000 street vendors citywide, hawking everything from kebabs to used books. Here’s a photo tour of a handful of Times Square’s street vendors.

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Billboards Coalesce in Times Square

November 14th, 2010 by Jacqueline Vergara Amézquita

Lights! Signs! Action!

Iconic of New York City, Times Square attracts visitors from all over the world. Cameras in hand and multi-directional gazes in place, tourists do not seem to have enough time to take it all in. The bright ads, digital billboards, and ubiquitous brands are endless in this marketing haven.

In full tourist gear (i.e., camera in hand), I set out to Times Square last week, in search of signs that begged for the flash:

Soundslides: NYC Billboards

November 14th, 2010 by Jacqueline Vergara Amézquita

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