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Homeless Man Arrested in Vicious Beating of Elderly Chinese Man on East Broadway

Posted May 1, 2018 at 5:02 am

The suspect wanted for assaulting an 84-year-old Chinese man on East Broadway was arrested Saturday afternoon in Times Square. Ashley Williams, a local homeless man, attacked the victim, unprovoked, while he was sitting on the bench outside the Nana bodega last week. The assailant knocked out his prey, who then fell to the ground and hit […]

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Times Square NYPD Substation Demolished Ahead of Glossy Makeover

Posted April 12, 2018 at 5:09 am

Nothing antiquated lasts in Times Square. The longtime NYPD bunker in the heart of the crossroads – which heretofore included a single jail cell and police lockers – is amidst demolition ahead of a complete makeover. A wrecking crew is currently disposing of the one-story brick box. Gone are the “New York Police Dept” neons; […]

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Lower Eastside Girls Club Joined Patricia Field to Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Lower Eastside Girls Club went big last week, helping the NASDAQ exchange open the trades on Thursday morning. The local organization rang the bell inside the Times Square stock market alongside famous fashion stylist Patricia Field. The promotion wasn’t relegated to the trading floor, though. The Lower Eastside Girls Club also received top billing on the 43rd Street […]

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Times Square Porn Industry the Subject of New HBO Project by David Simon

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:20 am

Fans of smutty city history and The Wire will treasure this news. Prolific screenwriter David Simon is developing a new show for HBO about the porn industry with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos. Aptly dubbed The Deuce (nickname of yore for 42nd Street), the potential show (it’s still in an early phase) will “chronicle the legalization and […]

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Why We ‘Ring’ in the New Year

Last modified December 31, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Four parts copper to one part tin. Those are the preferred bells. Their sound reverberates the longest and loudest.  This is gonna get real spiritual in a second so brace yourselves. For thousands of years going back to ancient Egypt, the passing of a loved one was marked by the tolling of bells to ward […]

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‘Breast’ Served Daily at Bond 45 in Times Square

Posted August 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Start stacking those singles. In Times Square, a bit of seedy past has crept up. It would certainly appear as though the Bond 45 restaurant is now serving ample portions of “Breast” on the menu. Classic neon fail. The restaurant itself is nine years old, having taken retail real estate originally occupied by Bond Clothes […]

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Express Gussies Up Historic Times Square ‘I. Miller Building’ with Huge LED Panels

Posted December 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

T.G.I. Friday’s occupied the valuable real estate at 1552 Broadway in Times Square for over a decade. But the chain departed the landmark I. Miller building in September 2012, instead moving further east on 46th Street. The torch is now passed to Columbus-based retailer Express, which has been busy transforming the corner for the last […]

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Deposed Times Square Billboard Reveals Ancient Jerry Springer Ad

Posted October 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

Yesterday afternoon had us roaming the stem of Times Square, where we caught a bit of television nostalgia. The advertecture above the southeast corner of 45th and Broadway was stripped and currently displays a bygone billboard advert for the Jerry Springer Show. Any idea on its age? The Jerry Springer Show debuted exactly twenty-two years […]

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Vintage 1960s New York Through the Eyes of Martians [VIDEO]

Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

The premise of this bizarre film is that of a creepy faux documentary where peaceful martians visit Earth as interplanetary tourists.

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Keith Haring Foundation Partners with TENGA Masturbators

Posted June 29, 2012 at 6:28 am

Keith Haring is fifteen stories tall, presently the posthumous spokesperson for male pleasure items.

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