It strikes me as truly ironic that the city of New York decided to celebrate the rebirth of Times Square by preserving and displaying the infamous Peep-O-Rama in its visitors' center.
The peep show booths display G-rated historical articles and photos.
As the New York Times reported:
“We’re at a point where Times Square is thriving and it’s safe to look at this from a historic perspective and have a sense of humor,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, a nonprofit, self-taxing coalition of property owners.
“The metaphor was about seeing and being seen, voyeurism and exhibitionism and the metaphor of a mirror,” Mr. Tompkins said. “Times Square reflects, often in a distorted way, what is going on culturally in New York, in cities and in America.”
“And if you’re going to talk about Times Square,” he added, “you have to talk about sex and fantasy and desire.”