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New York City Councilman Proposes Crackdown On Costumed Characters

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.


MetLife Stadium exterior (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty  Images)

Tourism Groups: 2014 Super Bowl Means Big Bucks For NYC

Business and tourism groups in New York City hope to benefit from an expected massive increase in street traffic in the days leading up to next year’s Super Bowl.


Times Square New Year's ball goes back atop One Times Square (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Massive Sparkling New Year’s Eve Ball Hoisted Back Atop Its Perch On One Times Square

There was a countdown and cheering as the massive ball made its ascent. Well above the crossroads of the world, the ball featuring 32,256 LED lights will continue its light show throughout the new year.


The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown, at Times Square on December 19, 2012.  (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Optimistic About ‘Unlucky’ 2013

When asked whether the unlucky number of 13 in the coming year was something to be concerned about, a resounding 97 percent of respondents answered, ‘who cares.’



Confetti Ready To Go For New Year’s In Times Square

The New Year’s confetti that blankets Times Square at the start of every year has been put to the test, and is now ready to go airborne.


A missing tree guard along Restaurant Row (credit: CBS 2)

$1,000 Reward Offered After Tree Grates Go Missing Along Restaurant Row

Over the weekend, residents and restaurant owners on West 46th Street began noticing that nearly two dozen of the tree guards were gone.


Times Square planning for Dick Clark Tribute (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Times Square To Pay Tribute To ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Legend Dick Clark

There will be a memorial message on the marquis at the visitors center and a slideshow inside paying tribute to Clark and you can include your memories of “the world’s oldest teenager” by writing them on pieces of confetti.


People on the tkts steps in Times Square - New York, NY - Feb 11, 2012 (credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Study: Times Square Generates Big Bucks For NYC

New Yorkers might love to hate tourists in Times Square, but Tim Tompkins of Times Square Alliance says you should probably learn to love them.


Messages written on tissue paper will fall as confetti on New Years' Eve. (credit: Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

Times Square Tests Confetti For New Year’s Eve

The magical moment at midnight on New Year’s Eve with the confetti flying over Times Square doesn’t happen without some practice.


Daisy, from Brooklyn, getting rid of her medical records related to her bronchitis (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Saying Bye, Bye To 2011’s Bad Memories At The 5th Annual ‘Good Riddance Day’

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment invited people to the Crossroads of the World to shred, dump and pulverize their bad memories from this year on the fifth annual “Good Riddance Day.”


Times Square Redesign (credit: CBS 2)

Times Square Alliance Plans Redesign For Crossroads Of The World

The Times Square Alliance says it’s intended to simplify and de-clutter — and create a unified identity for the heart of Times Square.


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‘Meeting Bowls’ Bring People Together In Times Square

If you’re looking for an intimate setting to sit and chat in the middle of the Crossroads of the World, then you’re in luck.


Times Square (credit: AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda)

NYC Considering Table Service In Times Square

New Yorkers and tourists may soon be able to wine and dine at the Broadway pedestrian plazas.


Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi (credit: AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Snooki’s Ball Drop To Ring In 2011 From N.J.

MTV’s plan to put “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi inside a ball to drop from the network’s Times Square headquarters has been dropped after an objection by the Times Square Alliance.


A general view of attendees holding their respective business names and logos up during an announcement of a fundraising initiative for Stand Up To Cancer by Times Square New Year's Eve, MasterCard Worldwide and Times Square Alliance at Times Square on November 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for Stand Up To Cancer)

Times Square Businesses Stand Up To Cancer

Nearly 100 businesses will donate money to the organization Stand Up To Cancer. When customers use Mastercard to make a purchase the businesses will donate one dollar for each transaction.