Times Square Alliance, Elected Officials Push For Bill Regulating Pedestrian PlazasThe City Council bill would regulate pedestrian plazas by limiting where costumed characters and the topless painted ladies can solicit business.
AP-Times Square Alliance Poll: Mass Shootings, Terror Attacks Gave Americans Bleak Outlook On 2015According to the poll, the most important events to Americans in the past year were the shootings in San Bernardino, California, as well as shootings in South Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee.
Couples Get Valentine’s Day Surprise In Times SquareMarriage proposals popped up on signs in the Crossroads of the World accompanied by shooting confetti.
'Aladdin' Cast Tests New Year's Eve Confetti In Times SquareVisitors in Times Square got a sneak peek Monday of this year's New Year's Eve celebration.
New Yorkers, Tourists Shred Their Forgettable Pasts At Good Riddance DayThe shredder was rolled out for the eighth annual Good Riddance Day, hosted by the Times Square Alliance.
NYC Lawmakers Mull Regulations For Times Square Costumed CharactersBatman 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
Times Square Characters Say ‘Tipping Is Optional’ Leaflets Are Hurting BusinessSome of the mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants who wear the giant costumes say they have been left with far less to feed their families.
Calls For 'Rigorous Licensing' After Costumed Characters Arrested In Times SquareThe calls for regulating costumed street performers have grown louder after police said five masked characters were arrested in Times Square over the weekend.
Spider-Man Arrest Strengthens Push To Regulate Times Square CharactersOn Saturday night, a man dressed as Spider-Man wound up in cuffs after he allegedly assaulted a police officer following a dispute with a woman.
Bratton: NYPD To Seek Regulation Of Costumed Characters In Times SquareThe city's top cop had a sitdown with members of the Times Square and Broadway communities Thursday to discuss quality-of-life concerns with a sharp focus on costumed characters.
Lawmakers To Look At Regulating Costumed Characters In Times Square The Times Square Alliance is meeting with elected officials Wednesday morning to talk about growing concerns and solutions, like requiring background checks on the so-called street performers.
Times Square Revitalization Project Taking Toll On New YorkersThree of five pedestrian plazas in Times Square are currently under construction as part of a three-year, $40 million effort by the city to revitalize the urban space.