Tag Archives: Times Square

NYC “Jews For Trump” Caravan Ends In Massive Brawl

ABC New York reports: Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a Jews For Trump convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon. The caravan traveled from Coney Island to the Trump Tower in Manhattan before heading to a rally in …

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Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration To Be Virtual

Gothamist reports: Event organizers today announced that this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will be “a virtually enhanced celebration.” Organizers say there will be “an extremely limited group of in-person honorees, socially distanced, who will reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020.” Otherwise, their announcement makes it sound like Times Square will be mostly human-free for …

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Times Square Gets “Trump Death Clock” Billboard

NDTV reports: A newly erected billboard in New York’s Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says could have been avoided if President Donald Trump had acted sooner — and it’s called the “Trump Death Clock.” Created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, the “clock” was installed on the roof of a Times Square building, empty due …

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Broadway Theaters To Remain Dark Through Labor Day

Via press release from the Broadway League: With the ongoing suspension of Broadway performances due to COVID-19 continuing until further notice, the Broadway League is updating information regarding performance cancellations and ticketing protocol. While a date to resume performances is yet to be determined, Broadway theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for performances through September 6, …

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De Blasio Rips Domino’s For $30 NYE/Times Square Pies

The New York Post reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio got hot and crusty Wednesday over a Post report about a Domino’s pizzeria in Midtown that sold pies for $30 apiece to penned-in New Year’s Eve revelers in Times Square. Multiple commenters also pointed the left-leaning pol to the basic laws of economics, with Matthew Baden tweeting: “How is this different …

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NYPD Drones To Patrol Over Times Square Tonight

The New York Post reports: New York City’s counterterrorism czar expects Times Square to be “the safest place on the planet Earth” on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of police officers will be on duty for Tuesday night’s festivities, along with specialized units armed with long guns, bomb-sniffing dogs and other measures. For the first time, police drones are expected to …

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Bloomberg Moves Campaign HQ To Times Square

Politico reports: Mike Bloomberg’s rapidly expanding presidential campaign is moving to Times Square, setting up its headquarters at the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street. The relocation — from the building that historically housed Bloomberg Philanthropies — comes as the billionaire self-funder and former New York mayor’s campaign pushes past 300 staffers at his headquarters and more …

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Motorcycle Backfire Sparks Panic In Times Square

NBC News reports: In Times Square Tuesday night, video captured people running for safety from the tourist attraction, but the NYPD’s Midtown North district tweeted that the sounds was from motorcycles. “Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots,” the NYPD said, adding that it received multiple 911 calls. “Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe!” …

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FBI Arrests Man In Alleged Times Square Terror Plot

ABC News reports: An unidentified man is in federal custody after he asked about buying grenades and discussed possibly detonating them in Times Square, according to law enforcement sources. The man was intercepted by federal and local officials, and he posed no imminent threat. He was detected both inquiring about obtaining grenades and discussing using them in Times Square, the …

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Journalists Selected To Drop Times Square NYE Ball

Time Magazine reports: Leading journalists will ring in the New Year Monday in New York City’s Times Square as the annual ball drop, watched globally by billions, recognizes journalism and free speech. The group of reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the lowering of the …

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NYC To Face -10 Wind Chill On New Year’s Eve

USA Today reports: Revelers in New York’s Times Square could face the coldest New Year’s Eve celebration in more than 50 years as a brutal wave of arctic air tightens its iron grip on much of the nation. “We are predicting 11 degrees at midnight in Times Square that will feel like minus-10 degrees,” warned AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker. …

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NEW YORK CITY: Times Square Driver Charged With Murder, Cops Believe He’d Smoked Synthetic Marijuana

The New York Daily News reports: With voices in his head and drugs in his system, a deranged motorist drove his car onto a crowded Times Square sidewalk and mowed down 23 pedestrians — including an 18-year-old Michigan woman who died in front of her little sister. Richard Rojas’ maroon Honda Accord carved a three-block path of destruction along Seventh …

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BREAKING: Speeding Car Plows Into Times Square Pedestrians, Multiple Injuries, At Least One Death

Reuters reports: A speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday, according to an announcement at nearby Reuters news agency headquarters. The New York Police Department closed off the area. A Reuters witness said at least one person was killed and at least 10 people were being treated for injuries on the ground …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Mariah Carey Has Difficult New Year’s

Entertainment Weekly reports: Mariah Carey didn’t sing throughout most of her performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, explaining that she couldn’t hear the music. As the last pre-midnight performer on the ABC special, Carey took the stage in New York City’s Times Square to sing a medley of hits. But seconds into her performance of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay “Mike Hot-Pence” Lookalike Raises Money For Charities In Times Square [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: In a sobering post-election period, Glen Pannell has figured out a way to make us smile — one pants-less donation at a time. The graphic designer and actor bears more than a passing resemblance to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and now he is using that genetic stroke of luck to help others as a part of a …

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New Digital Trump Billboard To Hit Times Square

Birther kingpin Jerome Corsi writes at World Net Daily: Following its success in Times Square, a “Super Trump” digital billboard was posted in downtown Orlando, and a “Super Trump II” will play next week on a 55-foot digital billboard in Times Square. In the “Super Trump II” animated billboard, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump flies through the air to plant …

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55-Foot Digital Trump Billboard Debuts In Times Square

See the video below. From Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Trump! A day after rival Hillary Clinton fell ill at the 9/11 ceremony at the World Trade Center, a pro-Donald Trump SuperPac is launching a digital ad in Times Square depicting Trump as Superman. The video shows Trump — with a big …

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Curtains For Gotham’s Ziegfeld Theater

The Ziegfeld Theater, the largest single-screen movie house in Gotham and host to countless red carpet premieres, will close shortly to become a “luxury events” venue. Via the New York Daily News: The massive Art Deco movie theater, which opened in 1969 and is now showing, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is expected to shut its doors in just a …

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2016: Brought To You By Planet Fitness [VIDEO]

Here’s a great narration-free clip of last night’s festivities in Times Square, brought to you by Planet Fitness, whose logo adorned every stage and every head. Still better than the Year Of Nivea. As tradition holds, the ball drop was followed by Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York. After that came Ray Charles  and then Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s gorgeous take on …

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MANHATTAN: Bedbug Infestation Chases Maze Runner Premiere Out Of Nation’s Busiest Movie Theater

Times Square’s AMC Empire 25, which bills itself as the nation’s busiest movie theater, is once again infested with bedbugs, forcing the glitzy premiere of Maze Runner to relocate across the street. More from the AV Club: In what was possibly a failed marketing stunt or an act of corporate sabotage, the New York City premiere of Maze Runner: The Scorch …

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