Posts Tagged ‘Times Square’

Characters suit up for Halloween

Characters suit up for Halloween
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Despite summer arrests, more would-be costumed characters flock to Times Square.


Theater community raises funds to combat HIV/AIDS

Theater community raises funds to combat HIV/AIDS
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Every year, the historic theater district transforms into a flea market to raise funds against HIV/AIDS.


Midtown West Now and Then: The Times, They are A’Changin’

Midtown West Now and Then: The Times, They are A'Changin'
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Pictures and numbers: Midtown West in transition.


Midtown Traditions

Midtown Traditions
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Midtown West is rich in holiday tradition. Here is the Gazette’s wide-ranging list of offerings.


Cheapest Times Square Hotels Near Extinction

Cheapest Times Square Hotels Near Extinction
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When Times Square was at its seediest, cheap hotels proliferated the area. Only the New York Inn and the Hotel Carter remain, though the Hotel Carter has recently completed renovations and is no longer in the under $100-per-night market.


Twihards Descend on Times Square for ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ Opening

 Twihards Descend on Times Square for ‘Breaking Dawn - Part 2’ Opening
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Last night, throngs of teenage girls gathered at the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 movie theater on West 42nd Street adorned with fangs, white cake make-up and blood pouring down from the corners of their mouths. It was the opening night of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” the fifth and final installment of The Twilight Saga, […]


Who will be the next U.S. President?

Who will be the next U.S. President?
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Millions of Americans went to polling stations today, as they decided who gets to be the President of the United States for the next four years. As results came in, the race grew closer and thousands of people gathered at Times Square to watch, celebrate or commiserate together. Nora Goldbach and Matthew Barter stood and […]


Election Media Central: Times Square TV

Election Media Central: Times Square TV
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In the race for the White House, all major news channels in the U.S. broadcast extensive analytical coverage as polling stations close and votes are counted. Times Square became a center for people to meet and watch the coverage on the city’s iconic screens.


Activists Mark Anniversary of Afghanistan Intervention

Activists Mark Anniversary of Afghanistan Intervention
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Activist group “The World Can’t Wait” demonstrated in Times Square to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the United States intervention in Afghanistan.


Ticket Promoters Lure Broadway Attendees

Ticket Promoters Lure Broadway Attendees
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Paid ticket promoters stand outside of the TKTS booth at Times Square to sell same-day performance tickets to loyal customers. Their opinion can be easily bought or found on the list of 10 to 16 shows they have been paid to promote.


What Ever Happened to Helen Hayes?

What Ever Happened to Helen Hayes?
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With a cornice of frowning faces, a tapestry of alternating terra cotta panels, and a 10 feet by 80 feet mural, the First Helen Hayes Theatre was truly fabulous. It was torn down in 1982 to make way for the Marriot Marquis, but remnants of it may still have a chance to live on: the […]


Times Square Autumn Carnival

Times Square Autumn Carnival
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The Times Square Autumn Carnival on Oct. 23 did not have any animals or rides, but did feature funnel cakes and super hero fist fights for its crowd of tourists.


Street Buzz: OWS Protesters Occupy Midtown

Street Buzz: OWS Protesters Occupy Midtown
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Follow the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Times Square through the streets of midtown in our video coverage of the Saturday night protests that ended in a tense encounter with hundreds of police in Washington Square Park. Then explore the numbers behind the OWS movement that has drawn thousands of followers and sparked protests in […]


No Long Lines to Buy the Air Jordan XIV

No Long Lines to Buy the Air Jordan XIV
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Times Square is mecca for sneakerheads: 10 shoe stores in nine blocks. Every month, the biggest open at midnight to sell releases to the faithful. But there’s no predicting how long the line will be.