Manhattan's Times Square, the number one tourist destination for people who love giant advertisements and getting harassed by an unstable man dressed as Cookie Monster, is very crowded all of the time. Being crowded is part of its very essence. Times Square is crowded the same way Mount Everest is tall. So, naturally, someone recently thought to herself, hey, why don't we put a bunch more stuff there, like trees and ferns? and then a bunch of other people said, "great idea, here's $40,000!" So now there's probably going to be a forest in Times Square for three weeks next summer, and apparently that's a thing that everybody wants, so what are we even complaining about?
· Proposal to Bring Pop-Up Forest to Times Square Gets Funded [Curbed NY]