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Earlier this week, the NYPD conducted what CBS characterized as an “impromptu meeting” with Times Square mascots in an effort to improve relations after a string of well publicized arrests. But according to the doomsdayers at the New York Post, it didn’t go as well as planned. Only nine characters showed up — CBS reported […]

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Yesterday, the NYPD tweeted a photo of a woman wearing a fuzzy red Elmo suit in handcuffs with her back turned. The 37-year-old woman was arrested when police saw her asking a passerby for cash. They said she will be charged with aggressive solicitation.  This weekend, two men dressed as Spider-Man and Batman were arrested, along with […]

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After much controversy, Councilman Andy King has announced pending legislation to regulate costumed characters who pose with tourists in Times Square and then ask for tips. He believes that regulations, including background checks and licenses, would be beneficial for all involved. “Most of the people out here are hard-working, law-abiding men and women, but there have been a couple […]

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Adam Sandler, the Times Square Elmo who shares his name with this guy and was arrested for disorderly conduct this fall after giving anti-semitic rants to tourists, says he doesn’t want to be associated with groping Super Mario, that other infamously arrested Times Square mascot. “I’m not the groper,” he told the Daily News. In fact, Sandler […]

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In light of yesterday’s Times Square Mario inappropriate-touching incident, the New York Post ran an overview of the history of nasty behavior by mascots. And though most of the piece rehashes what we already know, there is one new quote from a man who dresses as a “giant white robot.” “I’ve been doing this four years,” he […]

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Sign of the Times is a recurring segment in which we head to Times Square and ask the people there what they think about current events. This week we ask the mobs of Times Square if they think Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, is guilty of the underage sex allegations he is currently facing. […]

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If you too have been LAHLAHLAHLAHLAH-not-paying-attention to Elmo Gate, the latest from Taiwan’s NMA studio has your sitch in summary. Here tis, featuring an incredulously Mitt Romney-lookin’ judge, salaciously dancing CGI schoolboys, an indecipherable Gawker cameo, a smooth-writhing adult-size Elmo-humanoid grinding a John Doe. Doe. Get it? […]

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The Wall Street Journal profiled several the costumed characters in Times Square and reports the most shocking of news: Most of them are illegal aliens from Mexico and South America. That’s right, even Mickey Mouse is an undocumented immigrant. Elmo too. And that’s wrong! […]

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That’s him — Kevin Clash, with a voice so cuddly, toddlers giggle at the sight of Elmo, even as they clearly see a large man connected to his muppet butt. Check out the trailer of the Sundance doc hit Being Elmo, opening at the IFC Center in New York Oct 21. […]

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If you thought one evil Elmo was bad, stay clear of these two furry characters currently double-teaming tourists in Times Square. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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