Nanny City Wants Times Square Characters to Register

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What won't New York City regulate? Not much these days, but those costumed characters that pose for pictures for tips make the shrinking list. However, after a Cookie Monster allegedly shoved a toddler, City Councilman Peter Vallone is now talking about banning the photogenic furries or at least making them register and get a license. Anti-semitic Elmo, Molesting Mario — as far as things the city should keep track of, these guys seem to warrant attention at least as much attention as a large sodas.