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.
The 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.”
Bratton made the suggestion in the wake of growing complaints about topless, body painted women and aggressive costumed characters seeking tips for photos.
Painted topless women and costumed characters, and now also a boa constrictor.
New York City’s police commissioner has a solution for the harassment and nuisance problems plaguing Times Square.
Police on Wednesday arrested a man who manages the topless, painted women found in Times Square.
Two uniformed New York City police officers who were spotted snapping selfies with the topless models in Times Square have been reassigned.
Though toplessness is not illegal in New York, aggressive panhandling and aggressive solicitation are illegal.
Mayoral spokeswoman Karen Hinton said it’s a quality-of-life problem and city agencies are working on approaches to tackle it.
A new viral video shows man dressed as Spider-Man trading punches to and rolling on the ground with another man amid a throng of onlookers in Times Square.
Artists say a full body paint generally takes anywhere between 8 and 12 hours and they actually use waterproof makeup.
In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry led back-to-back, closed-door briefings, trying to sway lawmakers to approve the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program.
The man fell from the platform and landed between the rails.
According to Port Authority police, the victim needed 36 stitches.
Jose Vasquez is on trial after allegedly groping the women who posed for photos with him in January 2014.