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FILE - Donny Galetovic, 35 (L), and girlfriend, Lisette Morales, 29, embrace after becoming engaged in Times Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Couples Get Valentine’s Day Surprise In Times Square

Marriage proposals popped up on signs in the Crossroads of the World accompanied by shooting confetti.

02/14/2015

Cast members of Broadway's "Aladdin" attend the Times Square Prepares For 2015 confetti test on Dec. 29, 2014. (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

‘Aladdin’ Cast Tests New Year’s Eve Confetti In Times Square

Visitors in Times Square got a sneak peek Monday of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

12/29/2014

Papers to be shredded for Good Riddance Day on Dec. 28, 2014, in Times Square. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Yorkers, Tourists Shred Their Forgettable Pasts At Good Riddance Day

The shredder was rolled out for the eighth annual Good Riddance Day, hosted by the Times Square Alliance.

12/28/2014

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

The NYPD has begun distributing these fliers in Times Square. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Times Square Characters Say ‘Tipping Is Optional’ Leaflets Are Hurting Business

Some of the mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants who wear the giant costumes say they have been left with far less to feed their families.

08/13/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Calls For ‘Rigorous Licensing’ After Costumed Characters Arrested In Times Square

The calls for regulating costumed street performers have grown louder after police said five masked characters were arrested in Times Square over the weekend.

07/28/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Spider-Man Arrest Strengthens Push To Regulate Times Square Characters

On 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.

07/27/2014

FILE -- People dressed as Elmo from "Sesame Street" wait to pose for pictures with tourists in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Bratton: NYPD To Seek Regulation Of Costumed Characters In Times Square

The 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.

07/17/2014

FILE -- People dressed in various famous character costumes, who pose for photos with people for money, talk in Times Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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.

07/09/2014

Pedestrians have been left frustrated by a major construction project in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Times Square Revitalization Project Taking Toll On New Yorkers

Three 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.

06/25/2014

FILE -- Spider-Man and other Times Square characters. (Credit: Getty Images)

Head Of Times Square Alliance Calls For Regulations On Costumed Characters

The President of the Times Square Alliance said that costumed characters in Times Square have gotten out of control and need to be regulated.

06/21/2014

Costumed characters in Times Square on Jan. 10, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Man Dressed As ‘Toy Story’ Character Arrested In Times Square On Sex Abuse Charges

Jose Vasquez, 44, of Clifton, N.J., faces sex abuse and other charges for allegedly inappropriately touching young girls while apparently dressed as Woody from “Toy Story” in Times Square.

01/10/2014

Crews clear confetti and other debris from the street in Times Square on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Clean Up Times Square After New Year’s Celebration

Sanitation workers rolled into Times Square shortly after the ball dropped Wednesday to begin picking up after revelers who gathered to usher-in the new year.

01/01/2014

Organizers perform a confetti test, attended by Spider-Man, for the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 29, 2013. (credit:  Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Nearly 800 Hard At Work On Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

Nearly 800 people will be hard at work the next few days to pull off one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve parties.

12/29/2013

Construction equipment in Times Square (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg Unveils Redesign Of Times Square Pedestrian Plaza

Part of the Crossroads of the World is undergoing a three-year, $40 million makeover in an effort to make the area more pedestrian friendly.

12/23/2013

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