Today in NYC History: A Turning Point for Times Square (1981)

Few conversations about New York City spark more heated debate than the redevelopment of Times Square. For some, it symbolized the death of New York City’s soul, the beginning of a corporate, stale, Disneyfied city. For others, it was a rebirth, a defiant reversal of the downward spiral that had unleashed crime and middle-class flight through Gotham. This…