A teensy little pizza slice of concrete near my office has been rendered festive with Marimekko umbrellas and surrounded by a selection of good and cheap eats from beloved New York eateries. And it has taken over the Flatiron lunch hour with a flourish.
Folks can't get enough of the place and the food they're serving from the temporary foodstalls. And the beer and wine that goes along with it. They are there starting late morning and spilling out to the sidewalk, crowding out curious pedestrians long after the area offices have closed.
And they're talking. Every table seems to be a hot spot for conversation. It's lively, it's fun, it's as if summer has arrived and everyone wants to be outside. Right now. For as long as possible.
I've been told Mad Sq Eats is only a pop-up and will disappear on May 31. Say it isn't so! These great conversations would not have occurred but for the fact that these people came together in this place, with each other, with this great food to initiate the conversation. Who knows? Maybe someone met his or her life partner over the sushi at Mad Sq Eats.
Keep it going!