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Costumed characters brawl in Times Square

Two costumed characters in Times Square and another man have been arrested after police say they got into a fist fight. Police say they were all charged with misdemeanor assault. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. The dispute started after the man allegedly began heckling the costumed characters dressed as Batman and Spider-Man. WNYW – Local News

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Extra, Extra: Silver Man Allegedly Pulls Knife In Times Square Turf War

Extra, Extra: Silver Man Allegedly Pulls Knife In Times Square Turf War

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Council bill would regulate Times Square costumed characters

The bill is a response to the sordid tales of being ripped off and hassled. amNewYork

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City council mulls regulations for Times Square panhandlers

Beware: Times Square loony ’toons. The City Council on Wednesday will consider legislation requiring that costumed cartoon characters preying on tourists be licensed. “We’re not saying they can’t come out… | Metro | New York Post

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New rules for Times Square characters?

A New York City Council member is proposing legislation that would regulate the costumed characters who pose for photos with tourists in Times Square. The rules would include how far Spider-Man, Elmo and the other characters have to stand from subway entrances and stores. The characters also would be required to wear photo IDs. WNYW […]

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Times Square costumed characters stage protest in New York City – video

Times Square costumed characters stage protest in New York City – video Costumed characters in New York City's Times Square stage a protest against what they regard as 'hostile' treatment from the city's police. Officers have distributed leaflets telling tourists they are not obliged to tip the costumed workers for … Read more on The […]

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Times Square characters: we don’t work for free

Times Square characters want to be taken seriously and want their tips. The mostly immigrant workers are now called the Association of Artists United for a Smile and are fighting to protect their jobs, in light of a recent crackdown. Jorge Duran says he makes about $ 150 a day in tips dressing up as […]

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Times Square to go gold for cancer research

Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there’s something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times […]

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A makeover in Times Square? BR Guest!

Times Square is getting an upscale makeover, Side Dish has learned. A new flagship Dos Caminos is coming to the W Hotel, along with an updated take on Blue Fin…. | Real Estate | New York Post

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Protesters rally in Times Square in solidarity with Ferguson

Thousands of people across the country on Thursday attended protest vigils for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer and other victims who organizers say… | Metro | New York Post

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Cops bust Iron Man, Spider-Man and Elmo in Times Square

The NYPD is making good on its pledge to rid Times Square of its costumed super-zeroes — busting four more menaces in just 30 minutes over the weekend. Two Iron… | Metro | New York Post

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Naked in Times Square

The young women on the other end of the outburst “Hello! You’re wrong! Go put on some clothes!” posed in the August evening air wearing only shoes, a thong and a smile.”Where do you see naked girls out in the street, right?” says Ruby Torres. In Times Square, evidently, where Ruby and a rotating cast […]

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Police try taming wild Times Square characters

Police say they’re launching a public education campaign to keep Times Square’s roving band of costumed characters in line after a series of high-profile incidents. WNYW – Local News

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NYPD warns Times Square characters not to demand money

Elmo, Spider-Man, Cookie Monster and their costumed cohorts got a stern talking to from the city’s superheroes in blue Saturday, when the NYPD went to Times Square to warn them… | Metro | New York Post

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14 injured after New York City sightseeing buses crash in Times Square

14 injured after New York City sightseeing buses crash in Times Square The double-decker buses were empty with the exception of the drivers and one tour guide, CBS New York reports, and all three are among the injured. The buses hit a lamp post and traffic signal and then slammed into a granite bench. "We […]

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