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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.

15 hours ago

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 -- A man poses as Spider-Man in Times Square  (Credit: CBS 2)

Spider-Man Accused Of Assaulting Police Officer In Times Square

A man dressed as Spider-Man has been charged with assaulting a police officer following a dispute with a woman in Times Square.

07/26/2014

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New Yorkers Rally For Israel On Day Of Brutal Mideast Violence

A group of New Yorkers gathered to rally for Israel in Times Square Sunday afternoon, as the first major ground battle in two weeks between Israel and Hamas militants left dozens dead.

07/20/2014

Some not-so-appetizing ice cream flavors were available at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Times Square on Sunday, July 20. (Credit: CBS 2)

Ripley’s Believe It Not Trots Out Unorthodox Flavors For National Ice Cream Day

Oscar the Grouch of “Sesame Street” fame likes his ice cream with pickles and sardines on it, and in Times Square on Sunday, you could have come pretty close to such flavors.

07/20/2014

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

Thousands of people flocked to Times Square on Saturday, to welcome the Summer Solstice with yoga. (Credit Monica: Miller/WCBS880)

Thousands Flock To Times Square To Celebrate Summer Solstice With Yoga

Thousands of yogis from all over the world welcomed the Summer Solstice with their open arms to the sky on Saturday.

06/21/2014

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Travel Guide To New York City

This handy guide to New York City can help you plan out your trip and serve as a reference to the city’s top attractions along with food and lodging recommendations.

06/19/2014

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

Times Square Spider-Man Found Guilty Of Harassment

Phillip Williams, who dresses up as the superhero, was convicted Wednesday of harassing a woman in a Times Square spat.

06/18/2014

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

‘Spider-Man’ Who Allegedly Punched Person In Times Square Goes To Trial

Philip Williams is accused of hitting a passer-by who didn’t tip him for posing for a photo with her children in February 2013.

06/17/2014

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How To Save Money On Traveling – Taking Public Transportation

Here is your practical guide on how to save money by taking public transportation, including fare, timetable and system map information.

06/12/2014

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New Jersey Mom Warns Others After Losing Her Son To Heroin

A mother who lost her son and the light of her life has come forward with a warning for everybody.

06/04/2014

A No. 7 train arrives at the new 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station on Dec. 20, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller)

Straphangers Board Buses As MTA Works On ‘7’ Line All Weekend

The “7” subway line is suspended this weekend between Times Square in Manhattan and 74th Street-Broadway in Queens.

05/31/2014

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