Public spaces can be boisterous or serene, large or small, but are all created for the use and enjoyment of the public. In Times Square, they represent not only an ever-changing theatre set for exhibiting creativity, but also usable spaces for pedestrians. The Alliance's public space programs are aimed at improving the street level experience, reducing pedestrian congestion, encouraging high quality private-sector design, and exhibiting exciting temporary public art - reinforcing Times Square's status as the Crossroads of the World.
Times Square Arts
The Times Square Alliance’s ongoing public art program seeks to recognize and celebrate the diversity of Times Square, reinforce the area's authentic and historic character, and creatively express Times Square's unique qualities. Click here to find out more about our small-scale, temporary public art projects, on display or in the works.
Times Square Bowtie and Broadway Plazas
The Times Square Bowtie, at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, has presented an enormous opportunity to re-imagine the space as a world-class pedestrian plaza. The Alliance is working with the City and a team of designers to develop a model urban design vision that minimizes congestion and improves the street-level experience.
Times Square Food Kiosks
Starting in fall 2011, the Alliance is excited to roll out a series of dining options in the Broadway plazas themselves, in order to better serve the visitors, workers, and residents of Times Square. Click here for more info on the kiosks.
Duffy Square Renovation
Creating a World-Class Public Space in the Center of Times Square
The Alliance has partnered with the Theatre Development Fund, the Coalition for Father Duffy, and the City to initiate the physical redesign of Duffy Square. Located in the heart of Times Square and home to the popular TKTS booth, the plaza features a structure of illuminated glass steps that shine as a neighborhood icon and serve as a public gathering place.
Times Square Goes GreenTimes Square is implementing the city’s largest pilot in public space recycling in an attempt to significantly change New York’s behavior around recycling. Click here for more info on the program.