This August, The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, present a reenactment of Alfredo Jaar?s iconic 1987 intervention in Times Square, A Logo for America. Show More Summary
The New York Police Department cracked down on Times Square characters this weekend, arresting Naked Cowboy, Captain America, Spider-Man and Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story. The crackdown followed the Saturday arrest of Junior Bishop, who was dressed as Spider-Man at the time. Show More Summary
You’re supposed to be helping the NYPD, Spider-Man and friends—not giving them grief. Junior Bishop, aka Spidey, was arrested this weekend in Times Square on charges involving drug possession and slugging a cop in the face, but he was soon joined by Captain America, the Naked Black Cowboy, Toy...
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 on all the tourists,” a police source sneered to the Post. [ more › ]
NYPD accused a man dressed as Spider-Man of punching a cop; superheroes, Elmo and others have gotten in a bit of trouble recently
Spider Man is in prison and while he has super human powers he doesn't have $3,500 to post bail.
Daily News photographer Susan Watts and I pretended to be tourists in Times Square with my real-life kids in tow. The mission: gauge the civility, or lack of it, shown by the new crop of freelance characters working the Crossroads of the World.
This Spiderman isn’t amazing enough to come up with $3,500 bail.
Best thing going on in this picture is Elmo's look of shock and surprise. This is from a New York Post article on a police altercation in Times Square with a man dressed up as spiderman. In fact, if you've spent much time in NYC you'll...Show More Summary
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 artist and body painter extraordinaire Andy Golub. [ more › ]
Spider-Man's vigilante streak took a dark turn Saturday when he punched a police officer in the face while resisting arrest. Or at least, a panhandler dressed as Spider-Man did so in Times Square, according to police and footage of the altercation posted to YouTube. Show More Summary
"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 to take my two-year-old niece out of my wife's arms the other day." New York City, meet your new Spider-Man. [ more › ]
Spider-Man's never been exactly beloved by the NYPD, which spends half its time chasing him rather than working with him to fight crime -- curse you, J Jonah Jameson!!!!! -- but things don't usually get this ugly.
A man who had been dressing up as Spider-Man in the legendary costumed characters area of legendary Times Square has been charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest after an NYPD officer reported that the man slugged him and tried to run away. Read more...
A foul-mouthed Times Square Spider-Man clocked a city cop as the officer was about to place the not-so-superhero under arrest for bilking tourists, authorities said.
Two rallies held simultaneously in Times Square in opposition to Israel's incursion into Gaza and the number of civilian casualties. Some of the demonstrators arguing that even if Hamas is firing missiles while surrounded by civilians, that doesn't give Israel the right to shoot into populated areas.
by Betsy Morais Tourists are freaks. (For context: I work in Times Square.) Tourists are unnatural to the environment into which they insert themselves; they walk funny; they talk wrong. David Foster Wallace wrote (in a footnote) that to be a tourist “is to spoil, by way of sheer ontology, the very unspoiledness you are there to experience. Show More Summary
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 8th Avenue at around 2:12 a.m., was the result of an argument between the victim and an unidentified male. [ more › ]