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Winner of Chicago Art Institute’s Henri Cartier-Bresson photo contest

Winner of Chicago Art Institute’s Henri Cartier-Bresson photo contest

This photo won Chicago Art Institute’s Henri Cartier-Bresson Photo Contest which in the spirit of Cartier-Bresson captured a “fleeting moment from everyday life.” Now that Fall is officially here with its colder temperatures rain, this winning photo makes me long for those lazy summer days.

Times Square Beach

Times Square Beach

A kinder and gentler traffic in Times Square.

Finally catching up to many European cities who have made their city centers “pedestrian only” for years, New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg has closed Broadway to vehicular traffic between 47th and 42nd Streets straight through the middle of Times Square in New York City. Bloomberg says that clearing both Times Square and Herald Square (from 35th to 33rd Streets on Broadway) of motorized vehicles will lower the number of pedestrian accidents and cut down on pollution.