Posts Tagged ‘Times Square’

Resolutions for the City

Written by Meredith Russo on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Chinatown: Stop letting the other ’hoods use me. If they don’t want to meet for dim sum during the day, then they can take their club beats elsewhere at night. And tell Nolita to quit invading my space.Photo by Christopher Schoenbohm Don’t worry about the fact that you’ve already ditched your resolutions, and focus on helping New York City’s neighborhoods keep theirs. Look at you, New York! I hardly recognize this group of non-smoking, exercising, healthy-eating and organized individuals. What happened? You used to be fun. Interesting, at least. The truth is, if everyone in New [&hellip
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Where the Streets Are Paved With Gasoline-Powered Generators

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Parts of Lower Manhattan may spend the holidays and beyond hooked up to noisy, noxious generators if building management companies don’t soon finish necessary repairs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many downtown Manhattan buildings relied on emergency generators for power in an effort to return to normalcy. As of last week, Council Member Margaret Chin’s [&hellip
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Heart of Darkness on 44th Street

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Krista @ GoodiesFirst --1 Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar is too flashy and doesn’t have much heart The arrival at 220 W. 44th St. of Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, aka The Guy Fieri Restaurant, was for some the final nail in the coffin of the old Times Square, that halcyon place of peep shows and slashers, flashers and [&hellip
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Fire Up The Wok Challenge Fills Times Square with Aromas of Kung Pao Chicken & Gong Music

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

by Alissa Fleck Last night, New Tang Dynasty TV took to Times Square to celebrate their first annual Fire Up The Wok Challenge, part of a two-day spread of live broadcast Chinese culinary events. For years, NTD TV has been bringing together celebrity chefs from around the world to test their chops against one another [&hellip
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Two Maseratis Stolen in the City, Reminiscent of Blockbuster Film “Drive”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Posts

There are some Maserati-loving thieves on the loose in the City, and they’ve gotten totally bold. (by Alissa Fleck) This week alone, two Maseratis have been filched from their respective owners, Gothamist reports. One case involved a recent Florida transplant to the City, who was driving his ritzy ride around Times Square at 5 a.m., [&hellip
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Did the NYPD Use Excessive Force on Darius Kennedy in Times Square?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Posts

By Alissa Fleck By now everyone in the City has heard about the shooting by the NYPD of a knife-wielding man in Times Square this weekend. After the incident, officers did what they could to control the flow of information, reported Gothamist, including seizing onlookers’ phones and cameras. Despite their best efforts, tons of witnesses [&hellip
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Who’s Really Behind That Furry Costume? A Look at NYC’s Elmo Impersonators

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

An Elmo impersonator was arrested and subsequently hospitalized Sunday outside the Central Park Zoo for shouting, among other things, anti-Semitic obscenities at passersby. (by Alissa Fleck) An investigation into Elmo’s background uncovered the man, who gave the name Adam Sandler, formerly ran a Cambodian pornography site. Additionally, Gothamist revealed Elmo-gone-crazy-in-the-park is by no means an [&hellip
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Google Wallet Continues its Expansion to Manhattan Merchants

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By Georgia Suter Digital financing is on the brink of a revolution, thanks to mobile commerce. With powerful new payment methods like Google Wallet building steam, more and more vendors are re-examining their payment processes in an effort to fluidly speed transactions at a time when e-commerce and online shopping pose competition for in-store sales. [&hellip
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