Polka-dotted walkways in Times Square!


It is out of control how much joy the world is putting out there today! I can’t keep up.

These polka dots were spotted on a pedestrian walkway in Times Square by my friend Maggie. She says, “The minute I saw them, esp as a New Yorker knowing they weren’t there before, definitely got a burst of JOY!”

Great find! They remind me of the purple footprints that appeared around the city in the 1980s. Does anyone know what these polka dots are all about? Is there a message or are they just for fun?

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