Andy King

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28:  Costumed street performers pose with tourists for tips in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. In the latest incident involving the often aggressive characters, a man dressed as Spider-Man allegedly punched an officer in the face over the weekend following a dispute with a woman over a tip, police have said. The Times Square Alliance is now calling for strict licensing of costumed street performers.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Mull Regulations For Times Square Costumed Characters

Batman and Robin voiced opposing views at a City Council hearing on a new proposal to regulate costumed characters in Times Square, which would require they be licensed and pass background checks

11/19/2014

Beloved Childhood Costumed Characters Become Times Square Bullies

Proposed Legislation Seeks To Curb Aggressive Behavior By Costumed Times Square Characters

The aggressive behavior of some costumed characters in Times Square has left many people feeling that ‘there oughta be a law.’

09/08/2014

Smoke can be seen from a fire on East 226th Street in Wakefield on Thursday, May 2, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

5-Alarm Blaze Destroys Several Buildings In The Bronx

The fire started in a detached garage behind a building and then quickly spread, authorities said.

05/02/2013

Pad Sick Leave Rally - March 22, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Advocates Push For City Council Vote On Paid Sick Leave

San Francisco passed a paid sick leave measure. So did the state of Connecticut. It’s still on the table in the city of New York. Those pushing for it in New York spoke out at City Hall on Friday.

03/22/2013