What’s Good for the Naked Cowboy Is Good for NYC

dnpoll.jpgFor today’s analysis of the city’s plan to pedestrianize Broadway at Times Square, the Daily News enlisted such experts as "an upper West Side attorney who thinks the diversion will be ‘too overwhelming’" and "a Long Island resident who often drives to the area [and] considers the change ‘a nightmare’ that will ‘make traffic worse.’" Fortunately, they also called on the Naked Cowboy:

"The cars aren’t adding anything, they’re just driving by," he said, adding he’d "be able to serve twice as many people." 

The News is running an online poll on the changes planned for Broadway (which, of course, aren’t limited to Times Square). As of this writing the pro-pedestrians are ahead. Don’t miss your chance to weigh in.

  • Glenn

    Plus people 10 feet away would actually hear the music before are shocked that he’s naked instead of after.

    The Naked Cowboy doesn’t wear clothes because no one can hear him over the din of traffic noise and a clothed man with a guitar doesn’t stand out while you in fear of cars running you over. It shows what lengths people go to just to grab a moment’s attention above the noise and fear of automobiles that dominates a pedestrian’s life.

  • Rhywun

    From what I can tell the nay-sayers’ opposition stems from their unwillingness to lose any square-footage of asphalt, period, rather than anything specific about this particular experiment. Because if you give an inch here, sooner or later pedestrians will be on an equal footing with automobiles when it comes to the allocation of space in the city, and we can’t allow that.

  • Max Rockatansky

    Good lord, what does he mean by “serve”???

  • Omri

    So after this completes he’ll start wearing more clothes?

    WIN!

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