Tag Archives: Times Square

Photos Of The Day – New York Firefighters Arrive In Times Square To Wild Cheers

NYFD ladder trucks arrived in Times Square around 12:30am to the wild cheers of the ever-growing crowds. I tried to get down there myself to witness some history, but at this writing there’s about 200 people frantically waving for cabs along my block on the Upper East Side. NOTE: The above photos have been retweeted so many thousands of times …

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NYC’s Subway: 25 Years Ago

Take a trip back to the time of turnstyle tokens, rampant graffiti, and really big hair via this just-posted clip of the Times Square station in 1986. I never knew there used to be a K train.

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Afternoon View – Times Square

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Morning View – 52nd & Seventh

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint-At-Large (NSFW) this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the 32nd annual Black Party (NSFW), the longest-running and most famous leather dance party in the world, which this year stars DJ Boris of Berlin, DJ Manny Lehman, and legendary house music pioneer DJ Danny Tenaglia. Advance tickets are on sale here. Also on sale are …

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Hacking Times Square Via iPhone

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Ashes Of Slain Journalist Carlos Castro Poured Down Times Square Subway Grate

Saying they were fulfilling his wishes, yesterday family and friends of slain Portuguese journalist Carlos Castro poured his ashes into a subway grate in Times Square, just steps away from Broadway’s famed theaters. A funeral was held in Newark yesterday for Castro, 65, who was allegedly castrated with a corkscrew by his 20-year-old lover, male model Renato Seabra, on Jan. …

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IHOP Coming To Times Square

Eater reports that IHOP has inked a deal to open 24 restaurants in the NYC area, including a flagship outlet in Times Square. Currently the only IHOP in NYC is in Harlem. Among the other glamorous restaurants in glittering fabulous Times Square: Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Sbarro, Chili’s, TGI Friday’s, and Red Lobster. And don’t forget Pop Tarts, the cafe.

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The Snooki Ball

As part of MTV’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, the network will lower Jersey Shore cast member Snooki in a giant hamster ball. The ball will drop (violently, some would hope) from the seventh floor balcony of MTV’s studios.

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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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