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It’s hard to believe this was ever a place for cars. The most interesting thing about the #TimesSquare transformation in New York by ⁦@MikeBloomberg⁩ ⁦@JSadikKhan⁩ & ⁦@citiesforpeople⁩ — it wasn’t sold as “place-making.” It was about TRAFFIC WORKING BETTER.
There’s lots of reasons why New York’s Bryant Park is one of the best people-places anywhere. But my favourite reasons are the many diverse well-defined “sub-spaces” as you walk around it; the massive number of moveable chairs; & the big beautiful shade trees on a hot, sunny day.
What is successful urbanism? If there’s a lot of people in a “public space” (it’s not actually public), is it a good place? New York’s new Hudson Yards development has been criticized by many urbanists, & defended by some, so I needed to see it myself. It raised many questions:
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Remember this scene in Dumbo?

This scene still kills me. Do you feel compassion for this sad baby or this grieving mama?
#dumbo #disney #trump #immigration2018
Now imagine this happening every day, in your country, to mamas who didn’t hurt authorities or harm someone else’s children. Imagine a mama, any mama, having her baby ripped from her arms. She is taken to a cell to be detained, and her baby is taken elsewhere.
She probably doesn’t know where her baby is or when she will see her baby again. Think of how the babies must feel – alone, frightened, and sad.

This is your legacy, America.
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Honoring #Sarsour JUN 13 @Hester_Street and tell him #DontElevateHate
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👉 BRIAN KAVANAGH @BrianKavanaghNY
#BrooklynWaterfront #LowerManhattan
@NYSenate #District26
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Honoring #Sarsour JUN 13 @Hester_Street & tell him #DontElevateHate

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#RedHook #SunsetPark #GreenwoodHeights #WindsorTerrace #DykerHeights #BoroPark
@NYCCouncil #District38
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