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Times Square's Nouveau Red Lights District

What's doing on the fringes of Times Square? Sex! The NYT reports on the resurgence of the letter X:

The areas that have seen the biggest resurgence are on Eighth Avenue near the Port Authority Bus Terminal and on 37th and 39th Streets near the Avenue of the Americas, where the number of sex shops has tripled, to 18 from 6, in a year and a half.
To blame, it seems, is the not-fast-enough pace of Hell's Kitchen gentrification. One of the stores, the story adds, "used to have a sign out front advertising it as 'Red Light District.'" Nice Touch. Hey, at least some folks are doing their part to help hold down property values.
· Sex-Related Shops Making a Comeback in Times Square [NYTimes]