New York City is still trying to free Times Square from the desnudas—the semi-nude women with painted breasts who began working tourists for tips last year. Now, the Times Square Alliance has supported a bill that would regulate the sidewalks in the tourist area, keeping the boobs to more specific areas, like next to…
You name it, the New York Public Library’s probably got it. Including a substantial collection of historically important erotica, apparently!
Is there anything as ephemeral as a New Year’s Eve broadcast? Fifteen minutes after midnight, it’s already irrelevant. Nothing is timeless; everything is designed for max trendiness, like a Forever21 party dress. Which makes footage from previous years downright vertigo-inducing.
Figuring out where to be when the ball drops is a daunting task, even for the most seasoned New Yorkers. You want to be someplace where you’ll be part of the action, but not harangued by masses of clueless tourists who only want to be able to spot themselves behind Ryan Seacrest on the jumbotron. You want a venue that…
The kerfuffle about the semi-nude women in Times Square isn’t over. In response to forthcoming regulated “activity zone” laws, two women have formed Times Square Body Art aka Desnudas Inc., an entertainment company to take on The Man.
The amount of time spent by the New York City government on the question of Times Square’s off-brand costumed performers and bare-breasted “desnudas” continues to compound, as a mayoral task force recommends rules for “when and where” they can pester tourists for money. Isn’t it great that literally all of the city’s…
The New York Post and the New York Daily News both need you to know, urgently, about the latest outrage in Times Square: not only are there still topless, body-painted women working for tips in Times Square, but one of them brought a two-year-old, who also didn’t wear a shirt.
A desnuda, the term for a woman who poses nearly nude with painted boobs in New York’s Times Square, was assaulted by a Charleston, South Carolina man who accused her of picking his pocket.
“I love writing for this age level,” said Valerie Tripp, talking about her American Girl books. She’s written for Molly, Felicity, and Josefina. “Sometimes it’s the first independent chapter book that a girl has read and—it’s like it belongs to her.”
In what’s quickly becoming a Team Nobody sort of situation, one of the topless, bodypainted women working for tips in Times Square, known as “desnudas,” told Gothamist that only “ghetto fat women” are offended by their naked forms. We were rooting for you, bare-breasted ladies. We really were.
Beset by bare bosoms, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he’s considering closing down the pedestrian plazas in Times Square. The plazas—a collection of indescribably filthy metal tables marooned in an island of asphalt—are currently a popular place for exhausted, heat-stroked tourists to sink down as…
There’s a scourge of topless women plaguing Time Square. The formerly very-un-family-friendly and then very-family-friendly area of New York where tourists flock to see billboards and eat at The Olive Garden has been overrun with with bare-chested painted ladies, and neither NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio or Governor Andrew…
In a blow against solidarity, Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty were arrested Thursday after having a physical fight in Times Square. The New York Daily News reports that two costumed performers were both arrested and charged with assault around 3:30 pm.
Last week, The Stranger published an argument about tipless restaurants that have begun popping up in Seattle. Writer Dan Savage was against the idea, saying tips are what make waiting tables a “good,” “lucrative” job.
Following in the footsteps of Elmo and others, a 48-year-old man dressed in a Cookie Monster costume in Times Square was arrested on Sunday for groping a 16-year-old.
It's 7:55 p.m. on a Friday and I'm can't-read-a-map stoned in the middle of Times Square, trying to go see Nick & Knight, the resurrected boy-band portmanteau duo featuring—you guessed it—Nick Carter and Jordan Knight.
Pornhub has had a long (and hard) (sorry) history with public advertising. The site tried to get its ads into the Super Bowl but was quickly rejected and recently PornHub's glorious SFW billboard was taken down as quickly as it was erected in Time Square. Why can't free porn just get a break?
A couple (from New Jersey!) decided Valentine's Day would be the perfect opportunity to renew their vows in Times Square, but their reaffirmations of love and devotion were somewhat spoiled by the participation of the terrifying, dead-eyed "Snuggle" Bear.
New York's famously crowded, noisy, and cold New Year's Eve celebration finally has a maestro: Justice Sonia Sotomayor.