City Council bill to regulate where Elmo can stand in Times Square

Tourists go to Times Square to take pictures and not to get hassled by life-size cartoon characters. That’s the logic behind a bill pending before City Council. It would give the Department of Transportation the authority to regulate where costumed characters can stand and do their photo-ops. This comes amid an uptick in reports of aggressive encounters with passersby. Gilda Di Carli went to Times Square to find out more.

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Uptown Radio Broadcast ~ February 5, 2016


This week on Uptown Radio, new jobs numbers are out, the city’s annual homeless count is coming up, and the City Council plans to vote on pay raises for members. Also on the show, universities attempt to address diversity issues on campus, an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History explores bacteria in the human gut, and an arts program helps keep women out of the criminal justice system.

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Newscast II

  From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Nardos Mesmer   The White House is defending an agreement with Iran as the House gets ready to vote on a legislation to finalize the Iran deal.  Charlotte Gibson reports.   CHARLOTTE GIBSON IRAN NEWS   Leif Larson ambassador from Norway and Domingo D. Lucenario Jr, […]

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