City Paper is not for tourists
That intersection is a total disaster of urban planning. The traffic will from now on always suck. It’s ugly. And there is nowhere to sit. The designers obviously thought they were being all civic-minded by incorporating a nice big open plaza—filled with gravel. But there are no benches. Who wants to sit on gravel? Actually, maybe they thought of that too, and decided they didn’t want me to hang out.
Also, this is a good time to mourn Mitch Hedberg once again. One of his best jokes is about Target.
As usual, it’s to the point: “I tried to walk into Target, but I missed. Damn. I think the entrance to Target should have people splattered all around.” Watch the real deal here, around minute 2:50.
Maybe we could all stage a protest in which we aim and miss at the Target doors until someone builds some benches.