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April 25, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - Top New York officials announced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing, told federal interrogators that he and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had planned to drive to Manhattan and set off another series of explosions in Times Square. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the Tsarnaev brothers had six remaining improvised explosive devices and, after realizing they had been identified from surveillance images in Boston, spontaneously decided to drive to New York and set off those explosives.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Sunday is the big game and everybody is getting in on the action, even the Simpsons. "I'm so excited to be contractually obligated to introduce America's favorite family," says an animated Zooey Deschanel in a new online clip that features creator Matt Groening's beloved creations. In the clip, the Simpsons pay a visit to Fox Sports in Times Square and sing a little Super Bowl jingle in which Homer laments that beer during the big event costs $18. Homer also manages to insult the Fox network; we can't say how, you'll have to watch and find out for yourself.
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NATIONAL
June 18, 2013 | By Tina Susman
A bicycle-riding bomber who attacked a Times Square military recruitment station may have been involved in two similar unsolved bombings in New York City, the FBI and police said Tuesday as they released video of the suspect and offered $65,000 for information leading to his capture. The video runs for 7 minutes and 8 seconds and shows the bomber cycling down 7th Avenue through the heart of Times Square at 3:38 a.m. March 8, 2008. When he reaches the Armed Forces Recruiting Station at 43rd Street, he places the bomb near its entrance, lights a fuse, and pedals away.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK - When her team, the Seattle Seahawks, made it to the Super Bowl, Mabel Chan knew she was going to travel to the East Coast to cheer them to victory. "It's the Super Bowl! In New York City!" she said recently, standing in a crowded New York street a few feet from where fellow tourists screamed as they slid down a giant toboggan slide that had been erected earlier in the week. It's not a statement that would exactly warm the cockles of the hearts of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker or the state's other politicians.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK--A woman remained hospitalized, two police officers were put on desk duty, and a 35-year-old man was facing several criminal charges Monday after a shooting near Times Square that officials say was prompted by the man's desire to commit suicide by getting himself run over.  The man, Glenn Broadnax, 35, of Brooklyn, was not injured in the Saturday night chaos, which erupted a block from the heart of Times Square on the corner of 8th...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Not too long ago, Culture Monster chatted with Theatre Development Fund's David LeShay about its popular TKTS booth in Times Square turning 40. TDF, he said, would soon be offering a new “mystery service” in addition to the same-day seats on and off-Broadway it's been offering theater-goers, at a discount, since 1973.    Well, TDF finally revealed its big secret. Keywords? “Avoid.” And “lines.” TKTS will now offer a Fast Pass that allows booth patrons making a second purchase within seven days to cut to the front of the line.
NATIONAL
July 14, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Demonstrators protesting Trayvon Martin's death amassed in New York City's Times Square on Sunday night after marching about two miles from an earlier rally at Union Square. As tourists looked on, the protesters chanted: “What do we want?” “Justice!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” The demonstration was one of many in major U.S. cities Sunday after George Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday night of murdering Trayvon Martin in Florida. After a protest Saturday night in Oakland turned violent, Sunday's protests were peaceful.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Guess he wasn't named the Official Superhero of Times Square 2014 for nothing. In a new trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" that was unveiled during ball-drop celebrations in New York's New Year's Eve ground zero Tuesday night, the Marvel web-slinger is shown facing off against his high-voltage nemesis Electro (Jamie Foxx) in the crowded urban tableau of Times Square. PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 "Yo Sparkles!" Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man shouts by way of calling out the electricity-spouting supervillain.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2005 | Matea Gold
Viewers will have their choice of New Year's Eve television specials on Dec. 31 when both ABC and MTV host countdown celebrations in Times Square with live performances from top musical artists. Mariah Carey is scheduled to close ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006" with a live performance outside in Times Square, the first singer to do so on the program.
REAL ESTATE
May 8, 1988
The $9.5-million Times Square, a 26,000-square-foot shopping center, has opened at 12215 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. The 2-level center boasts the area's only clock tower and has several retail shops, restaurants and a hair salon. Designed by Jack Hollander & Associates Inc., the complex was co-developed by Francis Development Co. and Greater L.A. Development Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Who knew that what was on the mind of Adam Sternbergh, the acute and witty observer of pop culture, was an assassin-for-hire in a forsaken New York? In his first novel, “Shovel Ready,” Sternbergh envisions a New York that's largely emptied out after a dirty bomb hits Times Square. The rich have retreated into addictive virtual reality worlds, and our hero has no compunctions about cutting them off from their Internet and carotid arteries at once. The book begins when Spademan, a garbageman-turned-killer, is hired to knock off the fugitive daughter of a powerful televangelist, and speeds along in staccato, hard-boiled sentences.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Guess he wasn't named the Official Superhero of Times Square 2014 for nothing. In a new trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" that was unveiled during ball-drop celebrations in New York's New Year's Eve ground zero Tuesday night, the Marvel web-slinger is shown facing off against his high-voltage nemesis Electro (Jamie Foxx) in the crowded urban tableau of Times Square. PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 "Yo Sparkles!" Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man shouts by way of calling out the electricity-spouting supervillain.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor - who will lead the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration Tuesday - touches off New York City's ball drop, the illuminated orb won't be the only thing falling around the country at midnight. These days, cities are dropping an array of creative items to cheering crowds as locals mimic the massive Times Square countdown event that has come to symbolize the nation's New Year's moment. Starting in Eastern Standard Time, there is a possum drop in North Carolina and a Peep drop in Pennsylvania (the marshmallow candy's home state)
BUSINESS
December 30, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
An estimated 1 million people are expected to swarm into Times Square in New York City on New Year's Eve to watch the famed ball-drop in person. How many of them will end up at the Applebee's restaurant nearby is uncertain, but the price they'd pay for their attendance is no secret: The eatery is charging patrons $375 a head for its "NYE Extravaganza. " If you're younger than 12, your ticket would cost a mere $250. Same deal goes for the Applebee's off Broadway a few blocks away - the world's largest, according to its Facebook page.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
New York has the iconic ball. San Francisco has fireworks by the Bay. Key West drops a conch shell and a drag queen in a giant high heel. But Los Angeles? For many in the city known for its glitz and glamour, New Year's Eve is something of an empty promise. The city's blase approach to the night famously resulted in much hand-wringing during the Millennium eve, when L.A.'s celebrations looked sleepy compared to the bashes in London, New York, Paris and other world capitals.
HOME & GARDEN
November 15, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Streets were cordoned off and more than 2,500 people reportedly stood in line hoping to glimpse Lady Gaga, who cut a ribbon to open H&M's new New York City store in Times Square at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Gaga, who was wearing a colorful customized jumpsuit from the H&D Conscious Collection, was on hand to promote her new album "Artpop," which is on sale at H&M stores. [Cut] Later Thursday, Gaga headed to rehearsals for her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig this weekend wearing a rose colored jumpsuit.
NATIONAL
August 26, 2009 | Tina Susman
If there is a ground zero in the war to make New York more pedestrian-friendly, it is Times Square. And if there is a weapon of choice, it is a collection of chairs plunked in the middle of what used to be the city's most traffic-choked intersection. David Letterman has scorned them, taxi drivers have cursed them and some of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's critics have called them just plain silly. "It's so patently stupid," City Councilman Tony Avella, who is challenging Bloomberg in the November mayoral election, said of the idea of setting up a pedestrian mall on Broadway.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Times Square returned to business as usual as police investigating the explosion at a military recruiting center looked at dozens of security videotapes, hoping to identify the bicycle-riding bomber. Among the videos was one showing a hooded cyclist pedaling toward an area where a bicycle was found ditched in the trash, and another with someone walking away from the same spot, police said. Investigators suspect the bike -- a 10-speed in good condition -- may have been used by the bomber in the attack just before dawn Thursday on a landmark military recruiting station.
WORLD
November 2, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces were on high alert Saturday amid concerns of revenge attacks after the killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone missile strike. Mehsud has been reported killed in the past by U.S. and Pakistani security forces -- only to reappear alive. But on Saturday, the Taliban confirmed his killing Friday in the Miranshah area of lawless North Waziristan near the Afghan border. “We believe that hundreds of thousands more mujahedeen will rise from the drops of Hakimullah's blood,” Maulana Azam Tariq, a Pakistani Taliban spokesman from South Waziristan, said by phone from an undisclosed location.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK--A woman remained hospitalized, two police officers were put on desk duty, and a 35-year-old man was facing several criminal charges Monday after a shooting near Times Square that officials say was prompted by the man's desire to commit suicide by getting himself run over.  The man, Glenn Broadnax, 35, of Brooklyn, was not injured in the Saturday night chaos, which erupted a block from the heart of Times Square on the corner of 8th...
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