Then and Now: One Times Square

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Some things change and yet some things never change. I love that New York City has Times Square, but as a resident it’s truly awful. Little known fact, but the city government requires that all buildings and signage in this area be brightly and garishly lit with some precise rules.

There shall be a minimum of one #illuminated sign# with a #surface area# of not less than 1,000 square feet for each 50 linear feet, or part thereof, of #street# frontage.

And what about all the costumed chaos? That’s permitted by this old document.

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