Times Square is literally the worst neighborhood in NYC that everyone who lives here avoids. But did you know that the actual land from 40th street to 50th street is owned by Disney!? Mayor Dinkins put processes in place that made this sale possible, however Giuliani sealed the deal and is mostly credited with the “cleaning up of NYC” – because of course credit a white guy with the work of a Black man. So when you hear about the Disney-fication of NYC, it’s meant literally. Disney owns the land that Times Square sits on. It’s also rumored that Disney has to approve any business that is put up in the neighborhood. Which wouldn’t surprise me, if true.
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