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Man "Nearly Decapitated" By Falling Debris From Times Square M&M's Store

(chrisinphilly5448 / Flickr) [UPDATE BELOW] Two people were seriously injured this morning when debris allegedly fell off a sign for the M&M's World in Times Square. One witness says a man was "nearly decapitated" by a...

Pickpocket Snatches Phone From Woman Sleeping At Subway Stationvideo

Pickpocket Snatches Phone From Woman Sleeping At Subway Station

via NBC An alleged pickpocket stole a cell phone from a woman who fell asleep at a Times Square subway station early Tuesday morning. But police caught him in the act via a surveillance camera and...

NYPD Brags On Twitter About Arresting Times Square Elmo

NYPD Brags On Twitter About Arresting Times Square Elmo

As the city considers a bill that would require pretty much anyone wearing a costume in NYC to pay a $175 licensing fee, yet another Times Square costume character was arrested. The NYPD's Midtown South Precinct...

Batman & Spider-Man Arrested For Fighting Hecklers In Times Square

Batman & Spider-Man Arrested For Fighting Hecklers In Times Square

andy katz's flickr So much for Utopia: a costumed Batman and Spider-Man were arrested last night for allegedly attacking a heckler in Times Square. Police say that 41-year-old Jose Escalona-Martinez, who was dressed as Batman, and...

Video: Hare Krishnas & Times Square Costumed Characters Frolic Together

Video: Hare Krishnas & Times Square Costumed Characters Frolic Togethervideo

After numerous high profile incidents involving gropey Spider Mans, creepy Woodys, anti-Semitic Elmos and shovey Cookie Monsters, the individuals who dress as costumed characters in Times Square have gotten a very bad rap. While legislators are...

Does NYC's Proposed Costume Law Go Too Far?

Does NYC's Proposed Costume Law Go Too Far?

A bill introduced in the City Council yesterday designed to license and regulate the "costumed individuals" in Times Square who pose for tips would likely force many other street performers across the city to pay a...

New Law Would Require $175 Permit To Wear A Costume In Times Square

New Law Would Require $175 Permit To Wear A Costume In Times Square

(Getty Images) Today Councilmember Andy King will introduce legislation that would require costumed characters in Times Square to pay a registration fee of $175, carry a photo ID, submit to a background check, and face fines...

NYC's Filthiest Hotel To Be Sold For $190 Million

NYC's Filthiest Hotel To Be Sold For $190 Million

Stunning! (Trip Advisor) The Hotel Carter, an establishment known for being so dirty that you can practically smell the photos on its website, will soon be a relic of the past, now that an agreement has...

Minnie Mouse, Woody & Statue Of Liberty Arrested In Times Square

Minnie Mouse, Woody & Statue Of Liberty Arrested In Times Square

"Hard times in New York town" After countless uncomfortable incidents of costumed characters becoming embarrassing tabloid fodder and literal masked menaces, the NYPD has finally started cracking down on the costumed characters of Times Square. Cops...

NYPD: The Woman With The Big Chest Tattoo Robbed Times Square Hyatt Hotel Guest

NYPD: The Woman With The Big Chest Tattoo Robbed Times Square Hyatt Hotel Guest

Have you seen this woman with a huge chest tattoo? Don't be distracted by her hypnotic bosom ink; the NYPD says she is wanted for grand larceny in Times Square. According to the police, between 11...

Times Square Tour Bus Ticket Seller Claims Rival Stabbed Him Over Territory Dispute

Times Square Tour Bus Ticket Seller Claims Rival Stabbed Him Over Territory Dispute

joey's flickr Times Square brings out the worst in people, whether you're a costume crimefighter, a McDonald's patron, Weed Man, the Statue of Liberty, or Shia LaBeouf. The bleakness of Times Square has even wormed its...

Times Square Characters Unite To Fight NYPD & Proposed Licensing Legislation

Times Square Characters Unite To Fight NYPD & Proposed Licensing Legislation

A City Councilman's effort to license people who dress as costumed characters in Times Square is getting frowns from Elmo, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear and more. The men and woman who portray children's favorites Dora the...

Here's What Times Square Looks Like Just Before Dawn

Here's What Times Square Looks Like Just Before Dawngallery

Does New York City sleep? We sent a photographer out to capture Times Square during that somewhat surreal transitional hour of 5 a.m., that magic window between when the bars close and the coffee starts brewing in...

Five Arrested In Midtown During Ferguson Police Brutality Protest

Five Arrested In Midtown During Ferguson Police Brutality Protestgallery

Five people were arrested in midtown Manhattan last night in the course of a protest march against police violence, one of dozens of events around the country organized in the wake of the police killing of an...

Perfect Times Square Tranquility Just A Few More Elmo Arrests Away...

Perfect Times Square Tranquility Just A Few More Elmo Arrests Away...

(Getty Images) Four more costumed characters in Times Square were processed through the criminal justice system over the weekend. According to an NYPD spokesperson, two Iron Men, a Spiderman, and an Elmo were all detained from...

Cops Tell Times Square Tourists That Tipping Elmo Is Optional

Cops Tell Times Square Tourists That Tipping Elmo Is Optional

(NYPD) The NYPD is currently passing out flyers in Times Square advising tourists of their rights: "Photos with costumed characters are free. Tipping is optional." The flyer comes in five different languages but omits the fact...

Double Decker Tour Bus Driver Arrested For Times Square Collision

Double Decker Tour Bus Driver Arrested For Times Square Collisiongallery

A driver from one of the double decker tour buses that collided in Times Square yesterday was arrested. William Dalambert, 58, was charged with driving while his ability was impaired. Apparently Dalambert, who was driving the red...

UPDATE: Two Double Decker Tour Buses Collide In Times Square, 11 Injured

UPDATE: Two Double Decker Tour Buses Collide In Times Square, 11 Injured

Photograph by @jprice141788 Two double decker tour buses crashed into each other—right by the popular TKTS booth—at 47th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square. Update below: 14 people were injured. The FDNY says 11 people...

Sesame Street Lawyers Will Try To Stop Unauthorized Elmos From Tickling Times Square

Sesame Street Lawyers Will Try To Stop Unauthorized Elmos From Tickling Times Square

Adam Sandler during one of his previous disorderly conduct arrests. (Courtesy @JordanDTate) It's not uncommon for children (and select adults) to have trouble distinguishing television from reality, and it has to be disconcerting for young ones...

NYPD Arrests Times Square Characters In City's Latest

NYPD Arrests Times Square Characters In City's Latest "Crackdown"

Spider-Man was arrested Saturday afternoon for assaulting a police officer. After Spider-Man a.k.a. Junior Bishop was arrested Saturday afternoon for assaulting a police officer, five more Times Square performers were arrested. “They’re like little terrorists preying...

NSFW Photos: Nude Models (In Body Paint) Swarm Times Squaregallery

NSFW Photos: Nude Models (In Body Paint) Swarm Times Square

Times Square was a little more unusual yesterday, with dozens of naked models, clad in only body paint, frolicking amongst the tourists and the violent comic book characters. The occasion: NYC Bodypainting Day, an event created by...

Video: Times Square Spider-Man Attacks Cop During Arrest

Video: Times Square Spider-Man Attacks Cop During Arrestgallery

"There's going to be a new Spider-Man in Times Square," the general manager of the Hyatt Times Square said at a meeting earlier this month. "Because the old one is still picking up his teeth after trying...

Man Slashed In The Face Near Times Square

Man Slashed In The Face Near Times Square

Intersection at 45th Street and 8th Ave, Google Maps A 32-year old Queens man had his face slashed during a dispute near Times Square early this morning. The incident, which took place in front of 717...

Inside URBO, The $29 Million Times Square Barstaurant Behemothgallery

Inside URBO, The $29 Million Times Square Barstaurant Behemoth

It's hard to know quite where to begin when discussing URBO, a massive new bar-restaurant-retail operation opening this week just off Times Square. Should we start with the name: a combination of the words "urban" and "bohemian?"...

New Wave Music Video Stars 1980s Times Squarevideo

New Wave Music Video Stars 1980s Times Square

Ice cream lady is a far cry from the other video girls of the day. Speaking of 1980s Times Square... have you ever heard of The Sharks? The new wave band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania existed from...

Watch This 1980s Discussion About Changing Times Square, The video

Watch This 1980s Discussion About Changing Times Square, The "Venal Disneyland"

Times Square in the 1980s. (Getty) In the late 1980s*, this television segment (produced by produced by WNET/THIRTEEN) featured a conversation between Robert Lipsyte, chairman of the City Planning Commission Carl Weisbrod, AIA's Paul Segel, and...

"Quirky Is Fine, Creepy Is Not": Times Square Struggles With Costumed Characters

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Inside a meeting room at the Marriott Marquis today, elected officials gathered with representatives from Times Square businesses and as well as residents in the area to discuss quality of life issues. At the top of the...

Panhandlers Pretending To Be Buddhist Monks In Times Square

Panhandlers Pretending To Be Buddhist Monks In Times Square

crol373's flickr Yesterday, we learned that some panhandlers around South Brooklyn neighborhoods have taken to dressing like Orthodox Jews (and talking a little Hebrew) in order to gain sympathy from locals. But it turns out they...

Breaking Down Shia LaBeouf's Times Square Meltdown

Breaking Down Shia LaBeouf's Times Square Meltdown

Getty Images As you've probably heard, actor and occasionally famous person Shia LaBeouf was arrested on Thursday evening and charged with disorderly conduct for being a jerk during a performance of Cabaret at Studio 54. To...

Another Times Square Spider-Man Arrested For Groping Woman

Another Times Square Spider-Man Arrested For Groping Woman

chris farling's flickr Not even a week after a Times Square Spider-Man was found not guilty of assaulting a mom, another Times Square Spider-Man has been arrested for groping a woman. The Daily News reports that...

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