Articles tagged “times square”

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

With Time Square's central location and iconic reputation, the area is unlikely to ever become a business ghost town.

2 years ago

Times Square Costumed Characters Face New Restrictions

Times Square Costumed Characters Face New Restrictions

Deepti Hajela , Associated Press

Under the proposed legislation, at least if Spider Man or Batman get aggressive with the tourists they'll be easy to find and apprehend.

3 years ago

Will Times Square Tourists See Topless, Painted Women as an Attraction or Nuisance?

Will Times Square Tourists See Topless, Painted Women as an Attraction or Nuisance?

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

City and state officials are at a loss for how to ban the topless, painted women because both going topless and panhandling are both legal activities in NYC.

4 years ago

Rethinking the Visitor Center in the Age of Connected Travelers

Rethinking the Visitor Center in the Age of Connected Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Visitor centers can rebrand themselves as places where travelers can get help both online and in-person. Offering Wi-Fi is a big incentive that gets them closer to the real monetizer: the gift shop.

4 years ago

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

It is no surprise that most of the locations are tourist destinations, with the exception of two sites in Russia.

5 years ago

Montana’s Biggest City Is Advertising in NYC for the First Time This Week

Montana’s Biggest City Is Advertising in NYC for the First Time This Week

Mike Ferguson, Billings Gazette

The Times Square ad came as part of a print marketing package, but gives the Montana city a good opportunity to test the waters of an urban market with a newfound interest in getting outdoors.

5 years ago

NYC Citi Bikes Will Help Power the Iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

NYC Citi Bikes Will Help Power the Iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of promoting Citi Bike at one of the busiest crossroads of New York during the one of the busiest times of the year, the city also builds its reputation as environmentally friendly while evolving the traditional New Year's Eve event.

6 years ago

With Times Square overflowing, costumed characters come under spotlight

With Times Square overflowing, costumed characters come under spotlight

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press

If the only goal is to chase and maximize tourism dollars, as the city surely seems want, why is anyone surprised Times Square is at a breaking point? Everything -- including the sudden flood of these costume characters -- need to be brought down a notch or two, as quality of life of locals coexisting with tourists needs to be re-examined.

6 years ago

Times Square’s new pedestrian-friendly design will literally lift tourists in the air

Times Square’s new pedestrian-friendly design will literally lift tourists in the air

Tourists and locals alike will notice the change when Times Square finally completes its four-year renovation this summer, but can a Euro-style pedestrian area really change the logjam that is one of the world’s busiest tourist attractions?

6 years ago

Times Square’s NYE ball drop building makes $23 million a year from ads

Times Square’s NYE ball drop building makes $23 million a year from ads

The tourist footfall is so high and increasing, that ads for the eyeballs, not rent, makes Times Square so lucrative.

7 years ago