Make Up for Lost Time, @TimesSquareNYC

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The Times Square Alliance and OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) have revealed a new campaign titled ‘Make Up for Lost Time‘ in Times Square to welcome back New Yorkers, office workers, commuters, and tourists to the Crossroads of the World.

The campaign which launches just as many restrictions have been lifted for entertainment venues and restaurants in New York City, highlights the experiences people have missed over the last two years, and encourages both tourists and New Yorkers to take in all that Times Square has to offer.

Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance said “The men and women of Times Square Alliance have been on the ground keeping Times Square clean and safe throughout the pandemic and we are ready for New Yorkers and visitors’ return. This campaign celebrates the resilience of our businesses who have made it through, applauds those who boldly opened during the pandemic, and rejoices as new Broadway shows start performances each week”.

The campaign showcases the best of Times Square including Broadway shows, restaurants, experiential retail and entertainment venues plus what’s NEW in the Theater District including many businesses that have boldly opened in Times Square during the pandemic.

The bold and colorful graphics created by artist Zipeng Zhu and designed for the screens by OUTFRONT Studios, will be displayed on five screens throughout Times Square, and on a banner at the top of the iconic Red Steps. These vibrant layouts invite onlookers to browse curated guides that showcase the best of Times Square’s restaurants, shops, attractions, and new businesses, hosted on the Times Square Alliance website.

While Times Square was deeply impacted at the height of the pandemic, New Yorkers and visitors are returning with pedestrian counts rebounding close to 300,000 per day in mid-February 2022. The Alliance has provided programming in the public spaces to celebrate and promote local businesses through Taste of Times Square Week, free outdoor concerts, public art, and much more. This programming will kick off again this spring and run through the summer.

Times Square has welcomed bold new businesses throughout the pandemic including RiseNY, Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine, M Social, All’Antico Vinaio, Prime Catch, COOK Eatery and Krispy Kreme which makes the landscape of Times Square ripe for new exploration for office workers and visitors to New York City. Throughout March and April the district will also welcome 15 new Broadway shows.

Victoria Mottesheard, VP, Marketing NY/East Region was quoted as saying “OUTFRONT is proud to partner with the Times Square Alliance to welcome back New Yorkers and tourists to our crossroads of the world with this highly engaging campaign. Times Square is an iconic destination where brands come to life and where New York happens. It’s also a moment that lives on through experiences, media, and shared across social channels”.

The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square – cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. Founded in 1992, the Alliance keeps the neighborhood clean and safe, promotes local businesses, manages area improvements and produces major annual events with partners including New Year’s Eve, Solstice in Times Square and Taste of Times Square. As the custodians of Times Square, the Alliance works every day to improve the quality of life for the neighborhood residents and businesses while driving economic growth in New York City.

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