Better, Worse or the Same in Times Square?

In June of 2016, the Department of Transportation implemented new rules for the Times Square pedestrian plazas, relegating commercial activity to Designated Activity Zones. With the rules in place and many of the Task Force recommendations under way, we would like to hear about how these changes have affected your Times Square experience.

Within the past three months, have you had a negative experience with a costume character (e.g. Elmo, Woody, etc.) or someone soliciting you (e.g. selling CDs or tickets for shows, tour buses or comedy clubs? *
Compared to the same time last year, would you rate your overall experience in Times Square better, worse, or the same? *
Who are you? *