Tag: Times Square and 42nd Street (Manhattan, NY)

15-Year-Old Arrested in Times Square Shooting That Injured a Tourist

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday, accused of shooting a Brazilian tourist in Times Square the night before and then firing twice at a police officer while fleeing the scene, officials said. The arrest came about an hour after the police said at a news conference that they were seeking the teenager, Jesus Alejandro […]

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On Live TV, Guardian Angels Tackle Man Sliwa Misidentified as Migrant

The Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa was being interviewed live from Times Square on Tuesday night by the Fox News host Sean Hannity when their exchange took a startling turn. The topic was what both men seemed to agree was a migrant-fueled wave of crime and chaos that they claimed had overtaken New York amid […]

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Grand Jury to Hear Evidence in Times Square Assault on Police Officers

The Manhattan district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, will convene a grand jury on Tuesday to hear evidence against a group of men caught on video last month assaulting police officers in Times Square, he said in a statement. Mr. Bragg faced criticism when his office did not seek bail for most of the seven men […]

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NYPD Removes Robot from Times Square Subway

The New York Police Department robot sat motionless like a sad Wall-E on Friday morning, gathering dust inside an empty storefront within New York City’s busiest subway station. No longer were its cameras scanning straphangers traversing Times Square. No longer were subway riders pressing its help button, if ever they had. New York City has […]

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N.Y.C. Officials Reassure Revelers Ahead of New Year’s Eve Festivities

New York officials on Friday tried to reassure people planning to take in Times Square on New Year’s Eve that there were “no specific credible threats” against Sunday’s festivities. The Police Department is preparing for hundreds of thousands of attendees at the annual ball drop in Times Square and will deploy thousands of officers, including […]

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In Bid to Slow Migrant Surge, Mayor Adams Restricts Bus Arrivals Into New York

Mayor Eric Adams placed limits for the first time on Wednesday on how migrants arrive in New York, pushing back against continuing efforts by the governor of Texas to send tens of thousands of asylum seekers to the city. In an executive order, Mr. Adams required charter bus companies to provide 32 hours’ advance notice […]

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New York’s Ban on Guns in Parks and Other ‘Sensitive’ Sites Is Affirmed

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld significant portions of New York’s expansive gun law, ruling that the state can ban the carrying of guns in schools, parks and other places and deny firearms to people whom local officials deem dangerous. The ruling, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, came in […]

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ Movie Comes to Big Screen a Day Early

Sparkles, cowgirl boots and Taylor Swift souvenir popcorn buckets were the accessories for those who made it to the Thursday night movie screening of the singer’s highly anticipated film, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.” While the film was set to be officially released on Friday, Ms. Swift revealed with a Wednesday Instagram post that, “due […]

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A Day Care Death and the Dilemma Over How to Crack Down on Drugs

A few blocks away from where a 1-year-old boy died, possibly from fentanyl poisoning at his Bronx day care this month, an open-air drug market -persists along a trash-strewn underpass. On Wednesday, a man on a moped arrived in the late afternoon and about a dozen users ambled over to purchase drugs with dollar bills […]

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NYPD Robot Gets Tryout to Patrol Times Square Subway

What weighs almost 400 pounds, stands roughly 5-foot-3, and, according to Mayor Eric Adams, will be a valuable tool in New York City’s law enforcement efforts? To Mark Radlein, a restaurant manager, it looked like an oversized version of R2-D2, the droid from the “Star Wars” films. “I don’t know what it’s supposed to be,” […]

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