My name has the perfect number of characters.
When will New York have a modern transportation system?
Answer: Not anytime soon. Secaucus 7 never going to happen. More tunnels under the Hudson River. Maybe in a decade.
Who is public space for? Streets and squares were designed for people, historically for gathering, for walking, for access, for assembly. Yes, they were meant for passage, but what societies proudly use them to demonstrate state control?
Has the world changed so much that authorities now believe the passage of vehicles is their only legitimate purpose?
To whom do the streets belong? Scores of drivers or thousands of protesters? Public citizens, or the public corporations that own surrounding buildings?
photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters via aberjona
Nuit Blanche in Paris is fantastic. I wish New York City would do something like this.