Tag Archives: Times Square

42nd Street: Then & Now

The New York Times says that with this week’s opening of a new 40-story tower at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, the 30-year remodel of Times Square is finally over. The plan, to radically make over 13 acres, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, primarily fronting 42nd Street, outlived three mayors, four governors, two real estate booms and two recessions. It …

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NEW YORK CITY: Army Accepts Re-Enlistment Of Lt. Dan Choi

Matthew Rettenmund reports at Boy Culture that the U.S. Army today accepted the re-enlistment of Lt. Dan Choi. It took Choi a few minutes of knocking to be admitted to the Times Square military recruitment center, which is on a traffic island between Broadway and Seventh Avenue. According to Rettenmund’s report, Choi merely has to supply some medical paperwork tomorrow …

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Seat Defenders

Local NYC news was outside a Times Square theater last night where folks from a company called Seat Defenders were hawking plastic sacks intended to protect moviegoers from bedbugs. $17.95 for a package of 12 seat covers. One Times Square theater closed for two days over the summer to fumigate after patrons complained of being covered with bedbug bites.

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NEW YORK: Wannabe Times Square Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

Failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was sentenced to life in prison by a New York judge today. Playing to the numerous cameras, the defiant Shahzad warned the packed courtroom that the Islamic war on America “has just begun.” “The defeat of the U.S. is imminent, inshallah, ” Shahzad said on Tuesday during the sentencing. Speaking in a 14th-floor courtroom …

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Afternoon View – TKTS Booth

The ticket windows are under the steps.

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Afternoon View – Times Square Cops

Such a look that man gave me.

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Afternoon View – Seventh & 48th

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Popcorn And Bedbugs

Gothamist reports today that patrons attending this weekend’s premier of Scott Pilgrim at Times Square’s AMC Empire 25 emerged covered with bedbug bites. The Empire 25 is the city’s largest movie complex. “The staff at the customer service desk confirmed that the theater has known of the infestation for days and that it will not be fumigated until Tuesday,” says …

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Afternoon View – 46th & Seventh

Embiggen for the madness.

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Pop-Tarts In Times Square

Pop-Tarts has joined M&Ms and Hersheys with its own storefront in Times Square, where brand marketing is more important than actual sales. The focal point of the store, which opens Tuesday, is the cafe. It will serve about 30 snacks and desserts. The menu includes the Fluffer Butter, marshmallow spread sandwiched between two Pop-Tarts frosted fudge pastries; the Sticky Cinna …

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Unibrower Had Big Plans

Would-be Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad, had he been successful, had plans to attack several other very high profile NYC locations. If the bomb inside the pathfinder in Times Square went off as planned, a source tells fox 5 that Faisal Shahzad says he was taking aim at four other high-profile targets: Rockefeller center, grand central terminal, the world …

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Morning View – Elianto Quintet

Juilliard’s Elianto Quintet can occasionally be found playing near the escalators in the Times Square subway station. At the moment I snapped this photo, they were playing Britney Spears’ Toxic.

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Christian Group Claims They Prayed Away The Times Square Car Bomb

Remember that hilarious FAIL of an anti-gay Christianist rally that took place on May Day in Washington, DC? Today Right Wing Watch tips us that rally organizer Janet Porter is now saying that they prayed them some prayers that were SO good, that as a thank you bonus, God decided to make sure that there Times Square car bomb would …

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Faisal Shahzad: I Acted Alone

Federal investigators say that Faisal Shahzad, arrested at JFK yesterday for the attempted car bombing of Times Square, has implicated himself and says that he was acting alone. The law enforcement official who said Mr. Shahzad had implicated himself also revealed more details of the transaction. He said authorities had found Mr. Shahzad through the email address he had given …

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Feds Arrest Pakistani Immigrant In Connection To Times Square Car Bomb

Federal investigators have arrested a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan in connection with Saturday’s failed car bombing in Times Square. The suspect was arrested at JFK while apparently attempting to flee the country. The man, Faisal Shahzad, was believed to have recently bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was found loaded with gasoline, propane, fireworks and fertilizer in the heart …

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Feds See Hints Of International Plot Behind Failed Times Square Bombing

Although they insist that there is still no evidence to support the Taliban’s claim of responsibility for Saturday’s car bomb attempt in Times Square, federal investigators now say they have clues that the incident may not have been domestic in origin. The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by more than one person in …

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Video

The NYPD has released surveillance video of a “balding white man in his 40’s” leaving the vicinity of the SUV left in Times Square on Saturday night. In a chilling surveillance video released late last night, the man is seen at the end of Shubert Alley peeling off a sweatshirt he’d been wearing over a short-sleeved red shirt, furtively glancing …

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PAKISTAN: Taliban Claims Credit For Failed Car Bomb Attack In Times Square

A Pakistani sect of the Taliban is claiming to be behind yesterday’s failed car bomb attack in Times Square. Homeland Security officials and the NYPD say no evidence has yet been uncovered to verify the Taliban’s involvement. According to the Associated Press, a one minute video allegedly released by the group says the attack is revenge for the death of …

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Unexploded Car Bomb In Times Square

Times Square was evacuated and several Broadway shows were canceled last night after police found an unexploded bomb inside of a burning car. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth” Avenues on 45th Street, said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive elements” …

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DADT Protest Underway In Times Square

Here’s an early shot of the DADT protest getting underway in Times Square, via JMG reader Scott. That’s rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker on the right, getting ready to unfurl one of his banners. Just to Baker’s left is Oscar-nominated art director Charley Beal.

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