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An Actual Forest Could Be Coming to... Times Square?

Not the forest in question. Photo: Shutterstock.
Not the forest in question. Photo: Shutterstock.

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Times Square, the opposite of nature, could someday be home to a forest—at least if this Kickstarter reaches its goal. Our sister site Curbed NY reports that urban ecologist and botanist Marielle Anzelone has launched a $25,000 Kickstarter campaign entitled PopUp Forest: Times Square that aims to place shipping containers filled with trees, flowers, and soil in the city's most hectic intersection for three months.

Slated for summer 2016, the campaign has already gathered more than 20% of its goal in just one day, and if all goes according to plan with a prototype in Brooklyn (and it gets approval from the Times Square Alliance), the pop-up—with speakers playing wildlife sounds and all—will be a reality.

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