A seminude painted woman and her boyfriend were arrested on drug and prostitution charges, while a businessman was accused of attacking two other women.
On Wednesday night, three "desnudas" — the topless, body-painted women who perform for tips in Times Square — wound up dealing with the new NYPD unit created to appease New York's supposedly scandalized residents and tourists.In one incident, desnudas Lourdes Carrasquillo and Maria Ruiz were allegedly attacked by Mark Walters,... More »
New York's known for its Broadway productions, but you don't need to brave Times Square or shell out your life's savings to see a great show. The city's overflowing with theater companies that showcase both established and emerging artistic talent, and there are myriad little theaters in which to discover their work. Show More Summary
“I love writing for this age level,” said Valerie Tripp, talking about her American Girl books. She’s written for Molly, Felicity, and Josefina. “Sometimes it’s the first independent chapter book that a girl has read and—it’s like it belongs to her.” Read more...
Mark Walters maybe took things too far.
A 46-year-old Bank of America Executive from Charleston, South Carolina was arrested last night, after allegedly assaulting two women who pose painted and topless for tips in Times Square, known as desnudas. [ more › ]
A Bank of America executive assaulted two topless desnuda street performers in Times Square Wednesday night after he accused one of them of pickpocketing his wallet, police sources said. Mark...
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito condemned the city leaders' reaction to “women’s bodies” on display in Times Square.
The topless titallaters of Times Square figured in two busts Wednesday night, police sources said.
Rashaad Newsome brings his exploration of hip-hop?s unspoken gestural language, The Conductor (Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi), to Times Square?s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in September. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts. Show More Summary
Yahoo took to Times Square to test your knowledge!
Via Instapundit, Powerline catches the New York Times in a rare moment of noticing actual news. The Times: Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities By MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITHAUG MILWAUKEE --Cities across the nation are seeing a...
HEADLINES FROM 1973: What the Times Square Topless Girls Will Teach My Son. “We knew DeBlasio would return New York to the 70?s. We just didn’t think that return would involve topless women shaking it for tourists’ tips…I’ve been to Times Square since DeBlasio took over. Its a hole. The fact that women willfully parade […]
The best music is often the kind that makes you feel incredibly close to the artist. No mile apart barricade, no sea of tweens on their phones recording everything that's going on, just you and the musician that's playing. There comes certain artists whose music makes total sense for this kind of enviornment, like Destroyer. Show More Summary
"They're just boobs, they don't shoot bullets" Chris Olivieri, 25-year-old, artist and aspiring rapper, has been painting and protecting the topless feathered ladies of Times Square, four years, since the Bloomberg administration, without...Show More Summary
“The lesson is that painting the pavement blue and closing it to cars is a start, but reclaiming space alone is not sufficient to create the sort of vibrant public plaza we’d all like. That requires real stewardship. Civic culture needs cultivating and curating. Unless we do so, public space can become a public nuisance.”
The swamp muck tourist trap Times Square is unquestionably the most crowded, busy, garbage place to take a car just about anywhere in the world. So we took this 500 horsepower “street car” built by professional drifter Ryan Tuerck there to see if it could handle it. Read more...
(Click to enlarge) If you haven't heard about the Times Square flap, you can catch up here. And you can read a report by a journalist who went undercover as a desnuda (the term for the painted performers) here. Personally, I'm scratching...Show More Summary
There's a lot of dancing. Down the spiral staircase of the brand-new Times Square location of Señor Frog’s, the fratty, cartoonishly clichéd chain of Spring Break-centric resto-clubs, it’s always fiesta time. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the vast subterranean dining room was already awash in flashing red, green, and yellow lights. Show More Summary
A local college professor was arrested for "allegedly molesting unsuspecting women" in Times Square as they gathered in an area set aside as part of a makeup promotion. [ more › ]