Friday, July 17, 2009
A daily count of people in Bryant Park is made every day at 1:15pm. Inspired by the public space principles of William “Holly” Whyte, we believe that a successful space must be attractive and appealing to women, as they tend to be more discerning patrons and less likely to spend time in dirty or unsafe places.
Comparing counts of male and female park users is one way we keep track of our progress in managing and maintaining BP. The ratio of men to women is usually close to 50/50, although we are constantly improving upon our methods in order to attain slightly higher numbers of women every day, demonstrating another Holly Whyte principle, “You are never finished.”