Tag Archive for: Times Square

Is This Times Square’s Biggest Billboard Ever?

Coming soon to the Conde Nast Building.

Coming soon to the top of the  Conde Nast Building.

At last count, Times Square had 230 illuminated advertising billboards blazing away day and night.

So why is the proposed sign for Swedish retailer H & M, set to crown the Conde Nast Building at 4 Times Square by the end of the year, causing such a fuss?

For starters, it’s super big. With four 70-foot panels, H & M will dwarf rooftop behemoths like the GE sign that crowns 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the Met Life moniker looming over Park Avenue near Grand Central Station. Read more

Another New Mural for the Doors to The Bar at Andaz 5th Avenue

Artist Daniel St. George (right) and assistant Max Decker painting the Andaz doors.

Sometimes a door isn’t just a door.

Last week the double doors leading to The Bar Downstairs at the Andaz 5th Avenue were a work in progress (witness the protective plastic, brush-wielding artist, passersby taking pictures).

And this week? Read more

Redirecting Hello Kitty: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets a New Route for 2012

Hello Kitty above the fray

Thanksgiving 2012 may seem a long way off, but for those who plan ahead, like parade organizers, it might as well be next week.

Last week Macy’s long-term planners dropped a bombshell – due to construction to the pedestrian plazas throughout Times Square, the parade will be rerouted down Sixth Avenue for 2012 and 2013, bypassing a patch of New York as famous as the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty combined. Read more