By Tony Adams
Watch this video about the nearly completed clean-up of 42nd Street.
I am not entirely convinced about what Disney hath wrought on 42nd St. I know the real Times Square still lurks under this glitzy family-oriented skin. Ask any New Yorker. Do we walk through Times Square? Rarely. It's not a vibrant part of the city. It's a tourist park pasted into the middle of the city.
I wouldn't relish a return to the sleaze of the 70s/80s, but was this soul-killing, sexless sanitization the only alternative?