Tag Archives: Times Square

Morning View – Microsoft Times Square

Microsoft’s pop-up store in Times Square opened in late October to launch the Surface tablet.  Planet Hollywood occupied that corner for years but closed in June in order to split the space between a smaller version of itself and the Orlando-based Buca di Beppo, which next spring will join Applebee’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, Chevys, TGI Friday’s, and …

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Headline Of The Day

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NEW YORK: Journalist Mona Eltahawy Arrested For Defacing Pam Geller’s Anti-Islam Subway Billboard

Well-known activist/journalist Mona Eltahawy was arrested tonight after spray-painting one of Pam Geller’s anti-Islam billboards in the Times Square subway station. One of Geller’s supporters was apparently lurking nearby and attempted to intervene, spurring a shoving confrontation with Eltahawy, who was also arrested during last year’s riots in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, where she suffered a broken arm and hand during …

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Judge Rules Against NYC Porn Shop Ban

Eleven years ago one of the first things just-elected Mayor Bloomberg did was to order porn shops out of Times Square so that the area would be safe for “family friendly” businesses like the Disney Store and Bubba Gump’s. City zoning officers had long been stymied in their attempts to enforce a 1995 law which stipulates that a business would …

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NYPD Slays Knife-Wielding Madman
As Times Square Tourists Flee

Yesterday the NYPD pepper-sprayed then shot and killed a man who had threatened them with a massive knife after they accosted him for smoking marijuana. Via the New York Daily News: A deranged knife-wielding man was gunned down by police near Times Square Saturday after a bizarre backward chase in broad daylight that sent terrified tourists scrambling for safety. The …

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Tomorrow In New York City

There’s just a few seats left for tomorrow night’s reading of Father Tony Adams’ new play, A Letter From The Bishop. Email for reservations: [email protected]

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Evening View – Bottle Service

Tonight Dr. Jeff and I took in the Miss Ritchfield 1981 show at The Out NYC, Manhattan’s new and posh gay hotel/nightclub complex with a terrible, terrible name. The show was a riot. We passed on the bottle service.

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Billboard Of The Day

The anti-gay Media Research Center has posted the above billboard in Times Square. “There is no better location for this billboard than the liberal media’s own backyard,” said MRC President Brent Bozell in a statement. “We promised this 2012 campaign would be the most expansive, most exhaustive and consequently the most expensive operation in our 25 years. We will keep …

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Times Square Soul Train Flash Mob

I’m so sorry to have missed this.

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Live Cams From Times Square

At this writing midnight is some eleven hours way, but as you can see there are already thousands of people crammed into the pens across Times Square. You can watch the craziness live from a number of cams in different locations.

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Lady Gaga Will Drop The Ball

Native New Yorker Lady Gaga will join Mayor Bloomberg in dropping the ball tomorrow night in Times Square. Each year, Hizzoner chooses a guest to help drop the ball and count down the year’s final minute. Past choices have included Bill and Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, Muhammad Ali and Rudy Giuliani. Lady Gaga will perform on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New …

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Vaccine Deniers Plan New Year’s Eve Ad

Perhaps fueled by Michele “Vaccines Cause Retardation” Bachmann, a vaccine denial group plans to show their latest ad to the one million+ throng that will gather in Times Square on New Years Eve. The ad has already been running twice an hour there since last week. “In 2012, NVIC is marking our 30th year of public education and consumer empowerment,” …

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The Badass New Yorker

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Chaos In Times Square

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TIMES SQUARE: Marine Vs NYPD

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NYC’s Sunday Tabloids

A similar cover is found on today’s New York Post.

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OCCUPIED: Times Square

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Morning View – Town Hall

Just off Times Square, the 1500-seat Town Hall was built by advocates of women’s suffrage as a venue for public political discourse. The auditorium’s legendary sight lines spawned the expression: “Not a bad seat in the house.”

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Shirtless Hurricane Hockey

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Naked Cowboy: I’ll Marry Gay Couples

Famed NYC street performer the Naked Cowboy says he’ll marry gay couples for free in Times Square. ​ Ever-ready for publicity, the Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, has thrown his support behind the movement for marriage equality in New York and declared July 3rd “Gay Marriage Day.” To celebrate the holiday, Burck, who happens to be an ordained minister, will be …

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