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City Planning Boss Open to Plan to Remove Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

(DNAINFO) Jeff Mays and Danielle Tcholakian — City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod said the idea of ripping out Times Square pedestrian plazas to deal with the topless women and costumed character panhandlers is still on the table.

“When plazas were first built they didn’t come through any sort of public review process whatsoever,” said Weisbrod, who is co-chair of a taskforce on how to handle the issue with Police Commissioner William Bratton.

“Under any set of circumstances you just sort of have to look and see how they function, what the issues are in Times Square and come up with a set of recommendations,” Weisbrod said after a speech at New York Law School Friday.

Bratton has also floated the idea of ripping out the plazas. Speaking during an interview on 970 AM The Answer Thursday, Bratton said his“personal preference, my professional preference” would be to get rid of the plazas.

Source: City Planning Boss Open to Plan to Remove Times Square Pedestrian Plazas – TriBeCa – DNAinfo.com New York