Amazing what a little asphalt paint can do, observes Chad of Tropolism, who gets jiggy with the rejiggering of the formerly insane traffic pattern just west of Madison Square Park. Goodbye, "illogical traffic patterns" [PDF] and "daunting pedestrian environment." Hello, handy place to get in touch with your inner Steichen and capture the Flatiron Building in your designer pink galoshes. Opines Chad on the NYC DOT's latest streets-rehab: "All that is needed now is about a hundred Bryant Park tables and chairs and we'll be seeing them digging the whole thing up as a major park addition in 2011."
· Pop-Up Park, 2.0 [Tropolism]
· Madison Square to Actually Make Sense [Curbed]