Costumed Characters

Friday The 13th: Phobias Unique To New YorkersWe thought Friday the 13th would be a good time to take a look at some of the fears or phobias that are unique to New Yorkers.
Times Square Task Force To Release Final Report On Painted Ladies, CharactersWhile the panel will not call for banning topless ladies or characters who ask for tips, sometimes aggressively when they pose for photos, it wants to restrict the ladies and characters to certain areas.
NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square 'Nuisance Issues'The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.
De Blasio: No Decision Made On Times Square Pedestrian PlazasThe mayor promised that the task force will examine the safety ramifications and crowed, "I think what we've done with Vision Zero is beyond what any previous administration has done."
NYC Lawmaker Proposes Banning Toplessness Altogether, Regardless Of GenderBratton made the suggestion in the wake of growing complaints about topless, body painted women and aggressive costumed characters seeking tips for photos.
1010 WINS Exclusive: Bratton Suggests Tearing Up Times Square Pedestrian PlazaNew York City's police commissioner has a solution for the harassment and nuisance problems plaguing Times Square.
Times Square Woody Testifies He Didn't Grope WomenJose Vasquez is on trial after allegedly groping the women who posed for photos with him in January 2014.
Coney Island Residents Not Thrilled With Costumed Characters On BoardwalkThe characters are willing to stand out in the hot sun in their heavy costumes to avoid the cops and competition in Times Square.
With Welcome Worn Out In Times Square, Costumed Characters Sprout Up On Coney IslandIt looks like SpongeBob has taken the yellow line to Coney Island’s boardwalk.
Women In Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty Costumes Arrested In Times SquareMore troubles erupted this week for costumed characters in Times Square, after two women dressed as Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty got into a fight.
DA Declines To Prosecute Times Square 'Cookie Monster' Accused Of Groping TeenRanulfo Perez, 48, of Passaic, who dresses in a Cookie Monster costume, was arrested Monday, police said. The DA declined to prosecute Tuesday.
Charges Against Spider-Man In Times Square Squabble DroppedCharges against a costumed Spider-Man accused of slugging a police officer in Times Square have been dismissed after prosecutors decided not to pursue them.

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