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Times Square

Some NYC Officials Want to Cut Down on Evil Elmos

by Kris Venezia
Elmo Times Square.

Ed Yourdon, Flickr

Thousands of tourists pass through Manhattan's Times Square daily, and they are welcomed by tall buildings, flashy signs and bright lights. But those visiting the area are also greeted by Cookie Monster and SpongeBob SquarePants, and some New York City officials say these costumed characters aren't always welcoming.

Lawmakers met with the Times Square Alliance Wednesday morning to discuss concerns with these costumed characters in the popular tourist destination. 

The City's Most Notorious Street

by George Bodarky
View of 42nd street --West Side
George Bodarky

Theater, bright lights and crowds are just some of the things that come to mind at the mention of 42nd Street, but this famous crosstown thoroughfare has humble beginnings. On this edition of Cityscape, the story of 42nd Street.


 

Singing Waiters

by George Bodarky
Waitstaff singing at Ellen's Stardust Diner
Megan LeeAnne Garza, Flickr

It's one thing to wait tables as you pursue a singing career. But it's something else entirely when you're the waitstaff and the entertainment at the same time.

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