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Ticket me Elmo? City mulls law for impersonators

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

The City is considering ways to crack down on aggressive character impersonators in Times Square City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in a summertime spike [&hellip
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Needy New Yorkers Get Fancy Food Leftovers

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Leftover delicacies from the Summer Fancy Food Show were delivered to a food pantry on the Upper West Side Upper West Side Some of the world’s fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can’t afford even basic meat-and-potato meals. This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the largest marketplace [&hellip
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Activists Picket Liam Neeson’s Home

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Members of PETA and NYCLASS came together to protest the actor’s recent statements in support of the carriage horse industry Upper West Side Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson’s home on Saturday said they don’t agree with the actor that the city’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear as about 50 demonstrators filled [&hellip
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