Times Square

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

08/26/2015

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: No Decision Made On Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

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.”

08/25/2015

Lourdes Carrasquillo, one of the desnudas painted topless women of Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Lawmaker Proposes Banning Toplessness Altogether, Regardless Of Gender

Bratton made the suggestion in the wake of growing complaints about topless, body painted women and aggressive costumed characters seeking tips for photos.

08/21/2015

Officers pose with a boa constrictor confiscated in Times Square. (credit: Twitter @NYPDMTN)

NYPD Officers Confiscate Boa Constrictor In Times Square

Painted topless women and costumed characters, and now also a boa constrictor.

08/21/2015

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

1010 WINS Exclusive: Bratton Suggests Tearing Up Times Square Pedestrian Plaza

New York City’s police commissioner has a solution for the harassment and nuisance problems plaguing Times Square.

08/20/2015

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Sources To CBS2: Manager Of Times Square Topless, Painted Models Arrested

Police on Wednesday arrested a man who manages the topless, painted women found in Times Square.

08/19/2015

A woman wearing body paint poses in Times Square. (credit: CBS2)

PBA Prez: NYPD Officers Punished For Posing With Topless Models 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.

08/19/2015

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Vows Crackdown On Topless Women In Times Square

Though toplessness is not illegal in New York, aggressive panhandling and aggressive solicitation are illegal.

08/18/2015

A teenage boy poses for a photograph with a topless, painted woman in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Spokeswoman: De Blasio Opposes Topless Times Square Women, Agencies At Work To Tackle Issue

Mayoral spokeswoman Karen Hinton said it’s a quality-of-life problem and city agencies are working on approaches to tackle it.

08/17/2015

A viral video shows a man dressed as Spider-Man brawling with another man in Times Square. (Credit: Geoff Golberg, via Twitter)

Video Shows Man In Spider-Man Suit In Brawl In Front Of Times Square Toys ‘R’ Us

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.

08/06/2015

naked in the city

Seen At 11: Should Body Painting Be Considered Art Or Public Nudity?

Artists say a full body paint generally takes anywhere between 8 and 12 hours and they actually use waterproof makeup.

07/23/2015

Iran Nuclear Deal Protest

Thousands Of Protesters Rally In Times Square Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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.

07/22/2015

Times Square Subway

Police: Train Rolls Over Man Who Fainted In Times Square

The man fell from the platform and landed between the rails.

07/17/2015

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: 3 Women Charged In Assault At W Hotel In Times Square

According to Port Authority police, the victim needed 36 stitches.

07/14/2015

A Times Square Woody character, like the one pictured at right, allegedly groped three women. (Credit: CBS2)

Times Square Woody Testifies He Didn’t Grope Women

Jose Vasquez is on trial after allegedly groping the women who posed for photos with him in January 2014.

07/07/2015

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