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9 Failed Designs That Would Have Changed Times Square Forever

Times Square is one big, incredible machine that has the sweet caress of capitalism to thank for its success as much as it does careful city planning. However, when the area was famously filthy in 1984, New York City contemplated a major intervention that would've changed the landscape of Midtown profoundly. Read more...

Boxers To Open Third Manhattan Location

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Boxers, which presently has Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen locations, is opening a new club next week in Times Square - but this one is meant to appeal to a mixed crowd. The bar chain — known for its shirtless bartenders — plans to make the new location at 215 W. Show More Summary

Fried Pizza Makes A Comeback At New Midtown Eatery Torino

  The mini fried pizza boom may have peaked a few years back, but the trend lives on at a new Midtown eatery that's also bringing some Italian trattoria atmosphere to the tourist clogged streets north of Times Square. David Sasson—who...Show More Summary

The Times Square That Could've Been

A new exhibition showcases a skyscraper design competition that had been lost to history These days the most contentious debate in Times Square pits cops against superheroes, as street performers dressed as characters like Spider-Man and Minnie Mouse have clashed with police over their right to accept donations. Show More Summary

Demanding the right to pester tourists

The motley array of costumed characters who pose for pictures in New York City's Times Square is staging protests for the right to pester tourists for "tips." The performers said cops were "harassing" them when they ask tourists for money. "We actually want respect," said Jovanna Melendez, who was dressed as Minnie Mouse. More

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

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 way into the hearts of tourShow More Summary

Aug. 23: Times Square, JimFoley and great hot dogs

Yardley, Pa.: I visited Times Square with friends Saturday night and, although we enjoyed ourselves, I must mention the individuals who are dressed up in various costumes aggressively panhandling.

Marvel’s ‘AVENGERS: S.T.A.T.I.O.N.’ Exhibit Opens in New York City

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Marvel’s AVENGERS: S.T.A.T.I.O.N. has opened in New York City. Comic book fans will be able to enjoy this interactive exhibition at Discovery Times Square until January 05, 2015. Visitors go through an “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recruitment simulation; this allows them access to information files about the superheros that makes up The Avengers. Show More Summary

Super Mario a no-show at court to face groping charge

A man charged with groping a woman in Times Square while dressed as Super Mario was a no-show in court Wednesday — leading a judge to issue a bench warrant.

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 Explorer, Hello...Show More Summary

Here's What Times Square Looks Like Just Before Dawn

  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 earnest. When it's not dark but it's not light. Show More Summary

Times Square costumed characters protest NYPD

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

New group speaks up on behalf of Times Square costumed characters' right to make a living

Linkage: Mysterious Tile Discovered; Citi Bike Dumbs Down Kiosks

· Toynbee tile with a cryptic message found Downtown · Times Square costumed characters form an alliance · Citi Bike dumbs down its kiosks with less text, more images · 155 Attorney St. gets a slightly update rendering ·...

This Awesome Gif Shows the Population of New Yorkers at Work vs. the Population at Home Over a 24-Hour Cycle

last weekOdd : The Daily What

The neighborhood just south of Central Park that stays red unusually late is Midtown, home to Times Square, 30 Rock, and Grand Central Station, and intersected almost right down the middle by Broadway. With so many landmarks, it's a wonder that it doesn't stay red even later. Show More Summary

Costumed characters of Times Square protest NYPD

Costumed characters in Times Square took off their masks to protest what they call a “hostile move” by New York police telling tourists they don’t have to tip for photos.

Times Square characters upset at 'hostile' police

NEW YORK (AP) — Some costumed characters in Times Square ripped off their mammoth heads on Tuesday, showing their real faces to protest what they call a "hostile move" by police telling tourists they don't have to tip for photos.

Times Square Characters Protest Police Crackdown That's Cutting Into Tips

As the costumed characters that frequent Times Square are asking for better treatment, authorities say they are cracking down on those very characters to protect tourists in the city. The folks dressed up as Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Minnie...Show More Summary

In New York City, Police Brutality Is Bringing People Together

Photo by Aaron Cantú Last Thursday in New York City, thousands of people marched from 14th Street to Times Square to protest a very American brand of unhinged police power. The show of paramilitary suppression against mostly black folk...Show More Summary

The Ticker: Cooper, Alexander, Plouffe

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will be back for their annual CNN New Year’s Eve special. Cooper and Griffin will ring in 2015 live from Times Square, Wednesday, Dec. 31. This will be the 8th year in a row Cooper and Griffin have hosted CNN’s New Year’s special. “Inside Edition’s” Megan Alexander has been named a correspondent for CBS Newspath. Show More Summary

For Our Consideration: The bland No. 1 singles of 1994 eased a freaked-out nation

Numerologists must have gone into ’94 knowing it would be a weird year. After all, 9 + 4 = 13, and 13 is bad news. Speaking of bad news, the second year of the Clinton era was filled with it. On January 6, before the Times Square cleanup...Show More Summary

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