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Times Square

  1. screen time
    Meet NYC’s New Robot CopsOne is a creepy canine. One is a wandering egg. Both are unsettling.
  2. tribes
    A Tourist-Free Times Square Is Drawing the City’s Bike Crews“Everything in New York used to be so fast-paced, and now it’s slowed down.”
  3. psa
    A Times Square Tribute to All of UsTwo dozen artists say thank-you.
  4. extreme weather
    New Year’s Eve Revelers Face Brutal TemperaturesThe ball isn’t the only thing dropping in Times Square on Sunday night.
  5. Suspect in Custody After Explosion Under NYC Port AuthorityAuthorities said the man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it detonated.
  6. the city
    How an Overlooked Urban Design Feature Helped Stop the Times Square DriverIt’s time to start thinking more aggressively about protecting people on foot in cities.
  7. horrible things
    Times Square Driver Charged, May Have Been Attempting ‘Suicide by Cop’The driver, 26-year-old Richard Rojas, was likely on drugs and may have also been hallucinating when he rammed his car through Times Square.
  8. Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians in Times Square, Killing One PersonMore than 20 people were injured in an incident officials have said does not appear to be terror-related.
  9. Woman Killed by Oncoming Train After Being Shoved Onto Tracks at Times SquareThe suspect was arrested at the scene.
  10. Cookie Monster Gets Stabbed by Other Costumed People Near Times SquareCookie Monster stepped into a fight between two men wearing costumes.
  11. Naked Male Model Screams About Trump in Times Square, Jumps Off TKTS BoothHe suffered minor injuries.
  12. encounter
    Gary Johnson Takes His #NeverTrump Pitch to Times Square“People see the light, sooner or later. I have faith in the American public.”
  13. The City Starts Seizing Territory From Times Square CharactersThe Department of Transportation started painting designated zones for performers, pedestrians, and other visitors Wednesday night.
  14. pedestrian plazas
    The Broadway Pedestrian Plazas Near Times Square Are Getting a MakeoverNew trees, new lighting, new water fountains.
  15. NYC Closer to Making Times Square Character AreaThe City Council passed a bill Thursday that could set aside special “activity zones” for costumed characters and desnudas.
  16. Times Square Police Station to Get a MakeoverCookie Monsters have replaced Travis Bickle.
  17. tourist attractions
    So Many Costumed Characters Arrested in Times SquareMinnie Mouse, Cookie Monster, and Olaf the snowman tried to shake down a tourist for cash. 
  18. Times Square Subway Rider Attacked With NeedlePierced as she went through the turnstile.
  19. the chocolate war
    Attack by Chocolate Bar in Times SquareIt was the man with the pink suitcase at the subway station.
  20. Sharpshooting Graphic Design in Times Square, With Michael BierutA walk-and-talk by the graphic-design master.
  21. bill de blasio’s new york
    Times Square: The City’s Id, Now and AlwaysThe desnudas started only the latest battle in a century-long struggle over what the crossroads of the world means to New York.
  22. print is dead
    Fake Newsstand Comes to Fake Times Square“Is it real? What can you buy?”        
  23. bill de blasio’s new york
    Times Square Desnudas Stay, Bratton Won’t VisitWhen asked if he’d stop for a photo, he said, “Why would I want to do that?”
  24. times square
    Bratton Admits Defeat; Times Square Pedestrian Plazas to StaySorry, cars.
  25. times square
    Two Topless Women Are Assaulted, Another Is Arrested in Times Square There were two separate incidents involving “desnudas” on Wednesday night.
  26. bill de blasio’s new york
    Reporter Goes Undercover As a Topless Performer in Times SquareShe had fun, made a few hundred bucks, and now thinks detractors like Mayor de Blasio are clueless.
  27. NYPD Times Square Unit Will Police Topless Women and Spider-menIt will deal with quality-of-life issues in the pedestrian plazas. 
  28. bill de blasio’s new york
    De Blasio’s Times Square Idea Isn’t ProgressiveIt represents a profound misunderstanding of public space.
  29. bill de blasio’s new york
    De Blasio Considers Destroying Times Square Characters’ Natural HabitatHe suggested the removal of Broadway’s pedestrian plaza.
  30. neighborhod news
    Another Times Square Spider-Man Gets in a Fight In Times Square, obviously.
  31. crimes and misdemeanors
    Spider-Man Avoids Prosecution for Punching CopIt’s not clear why. 
  32. masked menaces
    Batman and the Joker Join Forces Against City CouncilThe fate of Times Square characters is at stake.
  33. new york’s finest
    Cops Target Times Square Elmo in 10-Officer Sting, Then Brag About It on TwitterThe police department’s social-media strategy in action.
  34. neighborhood news
    Spider-Man and Batman Team Up to Fight Times Square HecklersMidtown’s not-so-super heroes strike again.
  35. tourism
    India Wants to Replicate the Worst Part of New York in MumbaiYup, it’s Times Square.
  36. times square
    Times Square Characters Might Soon Need LicensesA City Council member has drafted a bill.
  37. times square
    Times Square Characters Might Start Labor UnionHello Kitty is really mad and she’s not gonna take it anymore.
  38. times square
    2 Iron Men, a Spider-Man, and an Elmo ArrestedMore Times Square character mayhem.
  39. tourism
    NYPD Informs Tourists They Don’t Need to Tip Times Square CharactersPolice step up their campaign against overly aggressive Elmos.
  40. crimes and misdemeanors
    Driver Who Crashed Times Square Bus Passes Drug TestHe passed his drug test. 
  41. crimes and misdemeanors
    One Driver Arrested in Times Square Double-Decker Bus CrashFor driving while ability impaired.
  42. scary things
    Two Double-Decker Buses Crashed in Times SquareTourists injured.
  43. crimes and misdemeanors
    Times Square Superhero Crackdown ContinuesThe Naked Black Cowboy and another Spider-Man were also busted.
  44. crimes and misdemeanors
    Yet Another Times Square Spider-Man ArrestedHe punched a cop in the face.
  45. neighborhood news
    Times Square Elmos May Soon Need License to Creep People Out and Harass TouristsA city councilman has drafted a bill. 
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Times Square Spider-Man Arrested, AgainThis time it was for groping a woman.
  47. crimes and misdemeanors
    Still No Heroes in Punching Spider-Man CasePhilip Williams is on trial for attacking a woman while in costume.
  48. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Found Napping With Loaded Gun in Times Square Subway StationHe ended up arrested.
  49. bill de blasio’s new york
    Experimental Anarchist Puppeteer Gently Clashes With NYPD in Times SquareThe latest, most colorful example of the crackdown on subway performers.
  50. photo op
    This Is What It Looks Like When Times Square Turns Off the LightsFor the annual Earth Hour.
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