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12.31.09 Bucky Turco

For the past few days, the media has been droning on and on about how vigilant the NYPD is for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square. They relentlessly describe all the security protocols that are in place, including snipers, radiation detection equipment, and plainclothes officers roaming the crowd. […]

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12.30.09 Will Sherman

A volunteer practices littering Times Square with confetti in anticipation of tomorrow’s New Year’s Eve festivities, expected to draw more than a million people despite the threat of cold, wet weather and suspicious white vans. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters […]

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Bucky Turco

So here’s a close-up of that suspicious white van that shut down Times Square earlier and as you can tell, it was just stuffed with crap, not explosives. Bonus side angle below. […]

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Bucky Turco

Have you heard? Times Square was shut down because a crappy white van has been parked there for two days and authorities are worried that it could be packed with explosives. Well, thankfully, the folks at Fox News are livestreaming and you can now gawk from a safe distance (after being forced to watch what […]

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12.17.09 Will Sherman

The numbers “one” and “zero” rode into Times Square by pedicab yesterday in preparation for the New Year’s Eve ball drop. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters […]

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10.30.09 Will Sherman

If you didn’t venture to Times Square for Shepard Fairey’s Levi’s promotion last night, here’s what you missed. Inside a police barricaded corral, the fictionalizing street artist modeled a jacket from the collection […]

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08.14.09 Bucky Turco

Today marks the 64th anniversary of the official end to World War II. On August 15th, 1945 (August 14th in North America), six days after the United States did the unthinkable and became the first and only country to ever detonate a nuclear weapon against another enemy, the Japanese officially surrendered. The above photograph was […]

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07.23.09 Will Sherman

The oft-hated lawn chairs in car-free Times Square are falling to pieces, a symptom of their immense popularity. Even after falling through one of the tattered temporary chairs, a Florida tourist still remarked, “This is unbelievable, uh, to be able to sit in Times Square.” Higher quality chairs will be in place by mid-August when […]

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07.21.09 Will Sherman

Reverend Billy Talen won’t be the only musical in the mayoral race this year. Tomorrow in Times Square, underwear clad crooner the Naked Cowboy will announce his candidacy, running on a platform of “bringing transparency to a whole new level.” Of course he does have to gather 7,500 signatures before he can get on the […]

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07.13.09 Will Sherman

Photos can’t properly convey the profanity-laced struggle that ensued when cops tried to arrest an unruly Superman wannabe, so luckily video footage has surfaced. Last week, the costumed character took off running when police handcuffed his friend, dressed as Batman, after they asked him for some permit he didn’t need and then ID he didn’t […]

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