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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Rosa Goldensohn, THE CITY This article was originally published on Sep 29 at 9:48 p.m. EDT by THE CITY NYC Economic Development Corp. sent $28 million to city coffers last fiscal year — a fraction of the proceeds passed along before costly boat service launched. The mayorally controlled city Economic Development Corporation diverted tens of millions of dollars in rent receipts from publicly owned Times Square real estate holdings to help operate the costly NYC Ferry system, the corporation’s latest financial filings show. Budget statements prepared for the EDC’s Wednesday morning board meeting show just $28 million in 42nd...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers said Wednesday that New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus. Details are still coming together, but the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties and Countdown Entertainment said in a news release that the annual event will have an extremely limited group of in-person honorees. A virtual experience will be created to allow people to take part in the countdown to 2021 from wherever they are, organizers said. “More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and...
    New York (CNN Business)Last year, the Times Square Olive Garden was the chain's best location. Not anymore. Before the pandemic, New York City's Times Square was bustling with office workers, theater goers and tourists. But pandemic restrictions have forced Broadway to go dark and dining rooms to remain closed. New York City has banned indoor dining since March, and plans to start allowing indoor dining at up to only 25 percent capacity at the end of the month. The changes have been disastrous for the Times Square Olive Garden, which is located on West 47th Street, between Broadway and 7th Avenue. The restaurant, which opened in 1994, is three stories tall, has two kitchens and can seat about 500 guests....
    Breonna Taylor: Outrage over lack of charges turns into protests across the US Olive Garden parents quarterly revenue falls by 28% as pandemic weighs on sales Pandemic slashes sales at Olive Gardens Times Square location by 94% Olive Garden's Times Square location is the chain's best-performing restaurant. But the coronavirus pandemic has upended its business, leading it to lose out on $300,000 in sales every week. The loss of tourism has hit Times Square particularly hard, with pedestrian traffic still down by nearly three quarters. © Provided by CNBC An Olive Garden restaurant located in Times Square, New York. During a typical year, Olive Garden's Times Square restaurant rakes in $15 million in sales. Load Error ...
    An Olive Garden restaurant located in Times Square, New York.Adam Jeffery | CNBC During a typical year, Olive Garden's Times Square restaurant rakes in $15 million in sales. But the coronavirus pandemic and local restrictions on dining have wiped out the business of the chain's best location, cutting its average weekly sales from $300,000 to less than $18,000. Darden Restaurants CEO Gene Lee told analysts on the company's fiscal first-quarter call that sales have slowed down to just $2,500 a day for the takeout-only location. Olive Garden accounts for roughly half of Darden's overall revenue. And the Olive Garden isn't the only Darden restaurant that has seen its New York business falter. Lee also said that the three New York locations...
    Organizers of the popular Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York City will go digital when revelers welcome 2021. It's the first time in 114 years that a massive crowd will not be at the event.  In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Times Square Alliance announced Wednesday that the festivities will now be a "virtually enhanced celebration" that will come to partygoers wherever they are.  The celebration will also feature socially-distanced live elements and a limited group of in-person honorees who will reflect the "themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020," the Times Square Alliance said in a press release.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "One thing that will never change is...
    NEW YORK -- COVID-19 is forcing changes to the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.Every year, New York's new year celebration is one of the hottest tickets in the world. Thousands of people pack Times Square to revel in the festivities and ring in the new year.But the end of 2020 will be unlike any before it. The number of people allowed to join the party in person will be extremely limited.Organizers have not released specific numbers or regulations for the event, but they did say it would be scaled-back and socially distanced.There will however be some sort of new, virtually enhanced celebration designed to bring Times Square and the iconic Ball Drop to people digitally."There will be...
    The iconic New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City's Times Square will occur virtually this year as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Event organizers for the annual celebration announced in a video teaser and press release that the ball drop to ring in 2021 will happen "visually, virtually and safely." The countdown to midnight, which is less than 100 days away "will change in response to the changes and challenges of 2020." The event will feature "a virtually enhanced celebration that brings Times Square and the Ball to you digitally no matter where you are," the release stated. "Scaled-back and socially distanced live elements [are] still to be determined and an extremely limited...
    (CNN) — Los organizadores del evento para la celebración anual de la víspera de Año Nuevo en Times Square anunciaron que la cuenta regresiva sí se llevará a cabo este año. Sin embargo, habrá algunos cambios en el formato. La cuenta regresiva hasta la medianoche del 31 de diciembre, que está a solo 100 días de distancia, se llevará a cabo «visualmente, virtualmente y de manera segura». Esto según un video enviado por los organizadores como parte de un comunicado. «Una cosa que nunca cambiará es el paso del tiempo y la llegada de un Año Nuevo a la medianoche del 31 de diciembre». Así lo dijo Tim Tompkins, presidente de Times Square Alliance, en un comunicado. «Pero este año...
    New York City's Times Square will look very different on New Year's Eve this year. On any given year, the so-called "Crossroads of the World" is packed to the gills with people excited to ring in the new year as broadcasts play host to musical entertainment and the like. But with 2020 unlike any given year due to the coronavirus -- among other things -- this year's event will reflect that. In a statement provided to Fox News by the event's organizers, Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins said the event will go virtual and will not host the usual raucous crowd of revelers. 2020 ARRIVES IN US FOLLOWING NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD Times Square in New York City usually...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Wednesday it was announced the upcoming season of the Metropolitan Opera and the in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square have been canceled. Both decisions are expected to have a ripple effect that extends to restaurants, hotels and beyond. Grammy-award winning musician and composer Terence Blanchard was filled with emotions after learning the Metropolitan Opera is skipping an entire season of its nearly 140-year history because of the pandemic. “When I first heard that the season was going to be canceled, my heart was broken,” Blanchard told CBS2’s Cory James. MORE: Metropolitan Opera Cancels 2020-21 Season, Announces 2021-22 Lineup Beloved classics like “Aida” will have to wait another year before being seen on stage....
    Times Square, which becomes a sea of people and confetti each Dec. 31, is going to be unrecognizable as Americans turn the calendar to 2021. And that’s just the latest change in what’s shaking out to be a different kind of winter for New York City. Besides the announcement Wednesday of the largely virtual event on New Year’s Eve, the Metropolitan Opera said it was canceling its entire upcoming season.

 The revelations are the latest in a long list of blows for the city’s arts and live entertainment community because of the coronavirus pandemic. Broadway performances were shut down in March, and canceled until at least Jan. 3, 2021. The Macy’s M, -2.55%   Thanksgiving Day Parade will also be...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Times Square was alive again with music and dancing Wednesday afternoon even as all the Broadway theaters remain dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Association for a Better New York (ABNY) joined community organizers, census advocates and professional dancers hosted a live, in-person flash mob dance and census-taking event Wednesday afternoon in Duffy Square with emphasis on signing people up for the census.  With the self-response period of the census ending on or about Sept. 30, ABNY is calling upon New Yorkers to fill out their census and celebrate the diversity of New York City through dance. The performers maintained...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus. Details are still coming together, but the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties and Countdown Entertainment said in a news release that the annual event will have an extremely limited group of in-person honorees. A virtual experience will be created to allow people to take part in the countdown to 2021 from wherever they are, organizers said. “More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus. Details are still coming together, but the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties and Countdown Entertainment said in a news release that the annual event will have an extremely limited group of in-person honorees. A virtual experience will be created to allow people to take part in the countdown to 2021 from wherever they are, organizers said. “More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things...
    New Yorks Times Square will bid farewell to 2020 without the usual huddled masses jamming the streets on New Years Eve, as celebration organizers on Wednesday responded to the global pandemic with plans for a scaled-back, virtual event. In a "preliminary teaser" of what was to come on Dec. 31, the Times Square Alliance said that watching the famous ball come down to usher in 2021 will be a digital affair for all but a very limited group of socially distanced, in-person honorees. "People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic ball drop," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "A new year means a fresh start,...
    (Reuters) - The New Year's Eve in Times Square will be virtual this year in a scaled back, socially distant celebration, the organizers of the event said on Wednesday. They said a very limited group of in-person honorees will attend the event. (https://bit.ly/3mPVaoS) (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    The famed New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square is going virtual for 2021. In yet another blow to the Big Apple tradition, organizers behind the event announced Wednesday the annual ball drop will be a “virtually enhanced celebration” amid the coronavirus pandemic. “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” Tim Tompkins, the president of the Times Square Alliance, announced Wednesday, according to CBS . “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences — still in development — will take place in Times Square.”
    Organizers of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square announced in a press release Wednesday that the 2020 festivities will be mostly virtual in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The evening will include a limited number of individuals in-person to “reflect on the themes challenges and inspirations of 2020,” according to the press release.  “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance said in a statement. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or...
    The famed New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square is going virtual for 2021. In yet another blow to the Big Apple tradition, organizers behind the event announced Wednesday the annual ball drop will be a “virtually enhanced celebration” amid the coronavirus pandemic. “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” Tim Tompkins, the president of the Times Square Alliance, announced Wednesday, according to CBS. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences — still in development — will take place in Times Square.” Filed under Coronavirus in NY...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City With New Year’s Day just 100 days away, the organizers of the annual Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration is giving New Yorkers a look at how the gathering will look amid the pandemic. This year, New Yorkers can enjoy a virtually enhanced celebration that brings Times Square and The Ball to you digitally no matter where you are. The owner of One Times Square, Jamestown, where the New Year’s Eve Ball drops, has built the virtual world of Times Square and a complementary broadcast app to allow everyone to experience Times Square and celebrate with us in these unusual times....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Organizers of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square say they are planning a virtually enhanced celebration that brings Times Square and The Ball to people digitally no matter where they are located.The scaled-back and socially-distanced live elements are still to be determined, officials said.An extremely limited group of in-person honorees, socially distanced, will reflect the themes, challenges, and inspirations of 2020."People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic Ball Drop. I commend the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties, and Countdown Entertainment on finding a safe, creative and innovative way for all of us to continue to celebrate this century old-tradition. A new...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The coronavirus pandemic is altering another iconic New York tradition. The annual Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop will be virtual this year, organizers announced Wednesday. Organizers say it will be a “virtually enhanced celebration,” though added there would be some small, scaled-back live events associated with it. “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences – still in development — will take place in Times Square.” CORONAVIRUS...
    Oh, well now it’s clear! Manhattan’s inscrutable Metronome digital clock — which for decades has confounded Union Square passersby uncertain of what it’s actually measuring — now tracks the amount of time until scientists believe the effects of climate change will become irreversible. The conversion was announced at 3:20 p.m. Saturday when the towering LED display flashed the ominous message “The Earth has a deadline” then began counting down from 7:103:15:40:07 — the years, days, hours, minutes and seconds to go, according to The New York Times. That point of no return is based on calculations by the Berlin-based Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, according to Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd, the artists behind what they’ve dubbed the...
    Big Apple restaurateurs fought tooth and nail for indoor dining, and now that they’ve got their wish — sort of — they’re not so sure it’s going to help them survive. Starting on Sept. 30, New York City eateries, from cafes to buffets, will be permitted to start serving food indoors again after a six-month ban. But industry insiders say the 25 percent cap on patrons instituted to protect people from the coronavirus isn’t enough for owners to pay their workers without government aid, especially when the city’s expanded outdoor-dining program ends next month. “If outdoor dining ends and we are only able to offer indoor dining at 25 percent, we will end up going out of business. This...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Times Square in conjunction with 14 other cities to highlight the deaths of more than 200,000 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Demonstrators organized by RefuseFacism.org, railed against President Donald Trump for failing to take proper measures to protect people from the contagion. They added the virus to a laundry list of complaints about the administration that includes the president’s statement that he will try to appoint a new, conservative justice to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. “We face a rolling coup barreling to a showdown on Nov. 3. The Trump/Pence regime have said and shown...
    (CNN)Police arrested 86 people at a protest against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) in Times Square on Saturday, according to the New York Police Department. Whistleblower alleges high rate of hysterectomies and medical neglect at ICE facilityThe rally was calling for the abolition of ICE in the wake of a complaint made public last week that a Georgia ICE facility had a high rate of hysterectomies and alleged medical neglect, protester Isabelle Leyva told CNN.Leyva estimated that up to 300 protesters had gathered in Times Square from noon Saturday and said they were outnumbered by police 3-to-1. Arrests were made in Times Square and later outside the NYPD building at 1 Police Plaza, she said.NYPD Detective Denise Moroney...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD announced 86 people were arrested in Times Square during a demonstration against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) on Saturday. Police said the demonstration became tense when officers tried to move protesters from the area. Everyone arrested was charged with disorderly conduct. There were no reported injuries. PROTESTS AND POLICE REFORMS Writer David Simon, The Wire Creator, Discusses Policing In America With CBS2’s Maurice DuBois Timothy Cardinal Dolan Throws Support Behind NYPD, Calls For An End To ‘Attacks’ CBS2 Speaks With Members Of Cure Violence Group Man Up! Inc. NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams On What’s Next When It Comes To Race Documentary Filmmaker Marshall Curry Discusses Where The Conversation Goes From Here...
    Police arrested nearly 90 protesters at an Abolish ICE demonstration Saturday in New York City’s Times Square near the New York Police Department’s headquarters, police said. The New York Post reported that the police and protesters, who were demonstrating against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) based on recent reports that the agency performed unneeded hysterectomies on illegal alien women, clashed in Manhattan’s Times Square. One Times Square protester, Isabella Levya, tweeted that officers began arresting people as protesters stepped off the sidewalk into the street. Police arrested several protesters as they sat in the street, according to the Post. “What the f**k is wrong with you!? They’re sitting down!” one protester could be heard yelling at the arresting officers. An...
    Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was so determined to make it to Times Square Fashion Week, she got ready for the event in a restaurant bathroom. Her husband took a wrong turn en route, landing the couple in traffic. Running out of time, Shafiroff — who also served as the event’s emcee and guest of honor — was forced to pull over and change in the ladies’ room of a Lexington Avenue eatery. “I would’ve never made it otherwise,” said the socialite. Fashion insiders and VIPs gathered to watch presentations from seven designers at the first live event to be held in Times Square since the lockdown began. We hear that Shafiroff also just interviewed bitcoin billionaire Brock...
    Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was so determined to make it to Times Square Fashion Week, she got ready for the event in a restaurant bathroom. Her husband took a wrong turn en route, landing the couple in traffic. Running out of time, Shafiroff — who also served as the event’s emcee and guest of honor — was forced to pull over and change in the ladies’ room of a Lexington Avenue eatery. “I would’ve never made it otherwise,” said the socialite. Fashion insiders and VIPs gathered to watch presentations from seven designers at the first live event to be held in Times Square since the lockdown began. We hear that Shafiroff also just interviewed bitcoin billionaire Brock Pierce...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A tense standoff in Times Square and near Police Plaza on Saturday during an “Abolish ICE” protest resulted in 89 arrests of demonstrators who attempted to block streets at both locations, police officials said. The protests were spurred by reports that doctors at a Georgia facility operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency performed unneeded hysterectomies on immigrant women detained there. Despite denials by the agency, protests have sprung up in numerous cities. The arrests began on Sept. 19 when protestors staged a sit-in, blocking traffic in Times Square and near One Police Plaza. Police immediately moved in, warned...
    The new flagship Krispy Kreme store in Times Square has unveiled its brand new and largest “Hot Sign” on Wednesday. The sign, which stands about above the entrance at a towering 15 feet and weighs about 8,000, lets all of New York know that fresh, hot doughnuts are ready to be purchased. In addition to a prime spot in Times Square, the new Krispy Kreme store also boasts a 4,500 square-foot store, as well as a glazing waterfall that allows customers to watch the creation of the iconic doughnuts. The store also features stadium-style seating which allows customers to eat their doughnuts and browse the New York and Times Square themed merchandise. The store also features a limited edition...
    The new flagship Krispy Kreme store in Times Square has unveiled its brand new and largest “Hot Sign” on Wednesday. The sign, which stands about above the entrance at a towering 15 feet and weighs about 8,000, lets all of New York know that fresh, hot doughnuts are ready to be purchased. In addition to a prime spot in Times Square, the new Krispy Kreme store also boasts a 4,500 square-foot store, as well as a glazing waterfall that allows customers to watch the creation of the iconic doughnuts. The store also features stadium-style seating which allows customers to eat their doughnuts and browse the New York and Times Square themed merchandise. The store also features a limited edition “Big...
    The NYPD Bomb Squad and the FBI are investigating a Queens home containing suspected “bomb making” materials, police sources said. Authorities said they were tipped off to the potential explosives after the home across from Astoria Park on 19th Street erupted in flames about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The landlord of the house, who lives on the block, stumbled upon the suspicious packages while surveying the fire damage, sources said. He called the FDNY, who passed along the intel to police, sources said.NYPD NAB SUSPECT SEEN IN VIDEO ASSAULTING 2 TRAFFIC AGENTS Investigators later recovered what was described by police sources as three bags of “bomb making” material, possibly ammonium nitrate. Wick cords, used for fuses, and bomb making books were...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Have they got a deal for you. With the economy in the dumps and recovery a long way off, New York tourism officials launched a campaign to get people from the Tri-State Area to take vacations right here in Gotham City. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports, pre-COVID Times Square was a hustle-bustle place. Tourists from all over posing with cartoon characters, passing through the Crossroads of the World to go to shows and restaurants. Nowadays, Times Square is pretty empty, and it’s costing New York City billions and billions of dollars in lost tourism revenue. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching...
    NEW YORK -- Krispy Kreme opened its massive new flagship store in Times Square on Tuesday.The 4,500 square-foot donut shop includes a glaze waterfall, a 24-hour street pick-up window, and a system that can make more than 4,500 donuts an hour.The grand opening was delayed by more than four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The opening of the flagship at 1601 Broadway at West 48th Street, will serve more guests annually than any other Krispy Kreme location in the world.SEE ALSO: Krispy Kreme is now delivering doughnutsSafety of guests and team members being the top priority, Krispy Kreme will implement a plan designed to keep everyone safe by controlling crowds, including remote queuing and providing guests the ability to reserve...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Krispy Kreme opened their massive new flagship store in Times Square on Tuesday.The 4,500 square-foot donut shop includes a glaze waterfall, a 24-hour street pick-up window, and a system that can make more than 4,500 donuts an hour.The grand opening was delayed by more than four months due to the pandemic.The opening of the flagship at 1601 Broadway at West 48th Street, will serve more guests annually than any other Krispy Kreme location in the world.Safety of guests and team members being the top priority, Krispy Kreme will implement a plan designed to keep everyone safe by controlling crowds, including remote queueing and providing guests the ability to reserve a time to visit the shop online.The...
    A man was stabbed in the back and robbed in front of a New York City hotel during a drug deal gone wrong just blocks from Times Square, according to police. The 37-year-old and two other men began arguing in front of the Four Points Hotel on West 40th between Eighth and Ninth avenues in Manhattan shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday when the pair grabbed the victim’s Louis Vuitton wallet, two iPhones and a Versace bag, police said. One of the thieves then pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the victim in the back before both men ran off with the high-priced items, which collectively are believed to be worth $5,900, police said. The suspects in an incident in which a...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office plans to investigate the incident of a driver who plowed into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters as well as police who escorted the car beforehand at Times Square on Sept. 3, an lawyer for the victims and a civil rights leader claimed Friday. “We are grateful for the district attorney of Manhattan to open a criminal investigation with regards of the actions of the driver in that vehicle as well as the police,” said attorney Sanford Rubenstein at a press conference outside the DA’s Lower Manhattan offices on Sept. 11. Rubenstein and civil...
    A 17-year-old cheerleader with Down Syndrome will be featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square this Saturday. Marlee Kale’s mother and father said they get an email every year from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) about the Times Square video presentation and decided this year to send in a photo for the competition. CONGRATS! Marlee Kale, a Hickory cheerleader with Down syndrome, will be featured on a billboard in Times Square this Saturday. The video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month. ♥️ @wcnc https://t.co/XwztjDwjoV pic.twitter.com/uzAqP4kV37 — Meilin Tompkins (@MeilinTompkins) September 8, 2020 Marlee’s parents were thrilled when they found out their daughter’s photo was selected out of thousands of submissions. “She is much more popular...
    SAN ANTONIO – The day after Nolah McBride celebrates her second birthday, the toddler will be among 500 other children, teenagers and adults with Down Syndrome featured in a video to be shown Saturday on a jumbotron in Times Square. The video is produced annually to kick off National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. “We’ll be watching it virtually and they’ll give us a time slot to let us know when we can expect to see her,” Quinisha McBride, Nolah’s mother said. The video will also be livestreamed on the National Down Syndrome Society Facebook page. “Very exciting to see my baby up there representing all the other babies with Down Syndrome,” McBride said. Yet, when Nolah’s mother was...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One hundred New York City-based art professionals are calling on Congress for additional pandemic relief, saying their industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Performing “Will I?” from “RENT” and clutching signs listing their professions, dozens of local artists rallied to save the city’s art community Monday in Times Square. “Our arts and culture sector contributes $877 billion to the economy. We’re 4.5% of the GDP and we comprise 5.1 million American workers,” Be an Arts Hero organizer Jenny Grace Makholm told CBS2. “We were among the first to close and will be one of the last to reopen.” The group called “Be An #ArtsHero” wants Congress to extend federal pandemic unemployment compensation, subsidize COBRA...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Calls for justice continued Saturday as protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement gathered in Union Square. This comes two days after a driver went through Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square. MORE — Police Sources: Person Seen Driving Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Times Square Questioned, Released Without Charges The NYPD says the driver was in a car with pro-Trump demonstrators. Now, civil rights activists are calling on the Manhattan District Attorney to charge that driver for assault and reckless endangerment, saying he used his vehicle as a weapon. “Clearly this city should be a city in which peaceful protests can take place without the risk of being seriously injured. Unfortunately, that’s not...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Civil Rights activists are demanding for the arrest of the driver who plowed into Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square.Reverend Kevin McCall and attorney Sanford Rubenstein are calling for the Manhattan District Attorney to open up a criminal investigation and for the driver of the vehicle to be charged.Two people came forward Saturday and spoke with police about the encounter that took place Thursday night, according to Rubenstein.Police say they have identified the owner of a car seen on video driving through the crowd of protesters, and they plan to interview as many people involved as possible.Demonstrators gathered at the Crossroads of the World Friday night, protesting what happened there the day before.Protesters blamed...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Civil Rights officials are demanding for the arrest of the driver who plowed into Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square.Reverend Kevin McCall and attorney Sanford Rubenstein are calling for the Manhattan District Attorney to open up a criminal investigation and for the driver of the vehicle to be charged.Two people came forward Saturday and spoke with police about the encounter that took place Thursday night, according to Rubenstein.Police say they have identified the owner of a car seen on video driving through the crowd of protesters, and they plan to interview as many people involved as possible.Demonstrators gathered at the Crossroads of the World Friday night, protesting what happened there the day before.Protesters blamed...
    A PASSENGER in a car that plowed into a Times Square Black Lives Matter protest said the driver had rescued her from militants who "tried to kill her". Juliet Germanotta, 39 said that she and several pals went to "counter-protest" at the Crossroads of the World and were confronted by hundreds of hostile demonstrators. 13Pro-Trump supporter Juliet Germanotta said she saw her 'life flash in front of her'Credit: Freedom News 13Germanotta said she was in the sedan that plowed through the crowd who were protesting the death of Daniel PrudeCredit: ViralPress 13At least two protesters with bicycles stood in front of the car, blocking it from passingCredit: ViralPress Trump supporting Germanotta told the Freedom News website that the huge mob...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police say they have identified the owner of a car seen on video driving through a crowd of protesters in Times Square Thursday night, and they plan to interview as many people involved as possible.Demonstrators gathered at the Crossroads of the World Friday night, protesting what happened there the day before.Protesters blamed the police for failing to arrest the driver, who drove his car into a group of protesters.The incident happened when a Black Lives Matter march encountered the vehicle, whose occupants had previously participated in a pro-Trump counter-protest in Duffy Square.The black Ford Taurus police interceptor was eastbound on 46th Street when it stopped at a red light at Broadway, and at that moment,...
    Video taken shortly before a car plowed into New York City Black Lives Matter demonstrators shows its pro-Trump passengers getting an NYPD escort to the car. The clip, which surfaced on Twitter, shows several NYPD Strategic Response Group officers surrounding a black Ford Taurus sedan, clearing the way for people to scurry inside the car, which has a New Jersey license plate. The passengers are seen wearing red hats, with one of them wearing an American flag-patterned t-shirt. A police officer is shown slamming the car door shut after the last passenger is inside, before the car drives off and the officers disperse. Video shows NYPD officers escorting Pro-Trump counterprotesters to the car that would later be seen...
    A woman who said she was in the car that drove through a group of protesters in New York's Times Square, described being harassed before getting into the vehicle and later receiving death threats. A video of the incident shows a Ford Taurus driving through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, including people appearing to block the vehicle with bicycles, during a rainy Thursday evening. The vehicle then stops momentarily before speeding off. "What happened last night was not a peaceful protest," Juliet Germanotta said Friday on Facebook Live. "A mob tried to physically assault, and in my opinion, tried to kill us. These individuals do not care about justice. They do not care about law and order. I do not know what these...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- One day following a clash between two groups of protesters in Times Square, two narratives have emerged.The controversy involves a black Ford Taurus, whose occupants had previously participated in a pro-Trump counter-protest in Duffy Square, that drove through a Black Lives Matter march at an intersection in Times Square.Video of the incident shows the car stopped and surrounded by a group of protesters, before accelerating through the crowd.It was a split second of drama, but it has created different vantage points and separate opinions."If you go through a red light when there are people in the crosswalk, you are accepting the chance that you hit somebody," said one protester.EMBED More News Videos A woman who...
    A woman who was accused of defacing a “Black Lives Matter” street painting was in the car that plowed through a group of protesters in Times Square — and claimed Friday that the driver was merely trying to get her and others “to safety.” Juliet Germanotta, 39, told the “Freedom News” website that she and several pals went to “counter-protest” at the Crossroads of the World on Thursday and were confronted by hundreds of demonstrators who “started verbally harassing and taunting us.” Germanotta and her friends made their back way to one person’s car and got in, she said, but the protesters were “trying to open the car, hitting the car.” “I heard something really heavy hit the car and...
    A woman who was accused of defacing a “Black Lives Matter” street painting was in the car that plowed through a group of protesters in Times Square — and claimed Friday that the driver was merely trying to get her and others “to safety.” Juliet Germanotta, 39, told the “Freedom News” website that she and several pals went to “counter-protest” at the Crossroads of the World on Thursday and were confronted by hundreds of demonstrators who “started verbally harassing and taunting us.” Germanotta and her friends made their back way to one person’s car and got in, she said, but the protesters were “trying to open the car, hitting the car.” “I heard something really heavy hit the car and...
    THE driver who plowed into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday reportedly attended an event for President Donald Trump just hours earlier. While the man hasn’t been identified, police told WNBC the driver was part of a group of counter protesters wearing “Keep America Great" hats earlier in the day. 7A driver who plowed through a Black Lives Matter protest in Times Square on Thursday was reportedly at a pro-Trump event hours earlierCredit: AP:Associated Press Cops said they surrounded a group of counterprotesters wearing the hats in support of Trump as they clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters. Dozens of BLM demonstrators gathered in the rain on Thursday to protest the death of Daniel...
    The NYPD says it is investigating Thursday’s scary incident caught on video in which a car accelerated through a Times Square intersection scattering a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. Detectives were planning to interview the occupants who were in the vehicle, a black Ford Taurus, and are said to have attended a small Trump rally in Duffy Square, according to reports Friday. "We have a car traveling up 46th Street, stops at the light," NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told FOX 5 NY Friday morning. CAR DRIVES THROUGH BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS IN TIMES SQUARE "Just at it hits that intersection, you have the group of protesters –­­ roughly 200 protesters, fate would have it –­­ move in that direction, down 46th Street. This is all...
    (CNN)The New York Police Department is investigating an incident in which a car plowed into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters blocking the street in Times Square Thursday evening.NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said on "Good Day New York" Friday morning that video of the incident shows a black car driving into a crowd of BLM protesters shortly after 8 p.m. in the heart of Manhattan. He estimated that at least 200 people were taking part in the demonstration.Twitter video from the scene showed the vehicle, which appears to have a push bumper installed on the front, briefly stop before accelerating through the protesters and cyclists who were in the street at the time. The license plate of the car...
    VIDEO1:1801:18Hilton Times Square is closing as tourism dries upSquawk on the Street This week's announcement of the permanent closure of the iconic 44-story Hilton Times Square hotel in the heart of New York City was a wake-up call for the embattled hospitality industry, especially in urban markets suffering from a coronavirus-driven tourism drought. The move follows a decision earlier this week by Ashford Hospitality to hand over the keys to its recently purchased Embassy Suites in Midtown West to its lender after the real estate investment trust fell behind in debt payments. In fact, 34% of hotels in New York City alone are currently delinquent, and hospitality investment bank Robert Douglas sees more hotels at risk of closing. "Most hotels are using...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for a driver who rammed through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square. It happened during two opposing rallies, and police say they have identified the person behind the wheel. Cellphone video captured the sound of a car horn clashing with protester chants, followed by a black car with tinted windows driving through the crowd before speeding off. It could then be seen on EarthCam whipping around the corner, leaving behind a shaken group. A car plowed through a crowd as protesters clashed in Times Square on Sept. 3, 2020. (Credit: EarthCam) “Hit the person in front of me, and then me, and then I believe the person behind me....
    Dramatic cellphone video captured a car accelerating into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City's Times Square Thursday night. No one was seriously injured, and police are searching for the driver. The demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Daniel Prude, who died days after a controversial arrest by Rochester police officers. Prude died in March, but disturbing body camera footage of the incident was released by his family on Wednesday. The video showed officers placing a "spit hood" over Prude's head, then pressing his head into the ground while he lay on the street naked and handcuffed. Protest erupted nationwide and a day after the video's release, seven officers involved in Prude's death were...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it is trying to find a car that drove through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters blocking a street in Times Square. Video posted on social media shows the car jerking through the crowd Thursday night with its horn blaring as demonstrators scream and scramble out of the way. No one appeared to be seriously injured. The NYPD said on Twitter that the car wasn’t a police vehicle.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A viral video that was posted on Twitter shows a car driving through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday night. The footage shows the protesters marching in the rain at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Broadway and West 46th Street when a Ford Taurus drove through the crowd. The protest was calling for justice for Daniel Prude, a Black man who died by asphyxiation in March after police in Rochester put a hood over his head as he knelt on the ground, handcuffed and naked. Car drives through protesters, Times Square, New York...
    Footage emerged Thursday evening showing a car driving through a crowd of protesters in Times Square in New York City. Spectrum News NY1 reported it is unclear how many were injured as the car charged through a crowd of several people, though witnesses say at least two were hurt in the incident. Car drives through Black Lives Matter protesters, Times Square, New York City, 8:10 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2020#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #TimesSquare #NewYorkCity #NewYork #NYC #ny pic.twitter.com/G3mwAy3vGx— DataInput (@datainput) September 4, 2020 Authorities are still looking for the driver, and announced on social media that the investigation is ongoing. There is an ongoing investigation into an incident in Times Square involving a black Taurus sedan. This auto is...
    Videos posted on social media appear to show a car driving through a Black Lives Matter protest in Times Square on Thursday night. Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters were gathered in the rain in Manhattan’s Times Square when a motorist in a black Ford Taurus can be seen driving through a crowd that was blocking the street, according to Fox News. Car drives through Black Lives Matter protesters, Times Square, New York City, 8:10 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2020#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #TimesSquare #NewYorkCity #NewYork #NYC #ny pic.twitter.com/G3mwAy3vGx— DataInput (@datainput) September 4, 2020 The car stopped in front of the protesters in the street before driving through the protest and speeding away as protesters shouted at the driver. “Are you f---ing...
    A black Taurus sedan drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square before speeding off Thursday evening. The incident happened at 46th and Broadway, according to Fox29. Black Lives Matter protesters were chanting “No justice, no peace” at a protest for the death of Daniel Prude, who died in March in Rochester. A car approached and began honking, according to a video posted to Twitter. (RELATED: Police Knelt On Back, Used Spit Hood Before Daniel Prude Went Unconscious And Later Died, Video Shows) Car drives through protesters, Times Square, New York City, Thursday, September 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/yMadwNYJSI — DataInput (@datainput) September 4, 2020 Some protesters appear to stop before the car lurches forward as other...
    A car rammed into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City. Videos on Twitter show the chaotic scene as a black Ford Taurus drives through a crowd of approximately 350 people protesting in Times Square against police brutality shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday. Video shows the vehicle, which has blacked-out windows and a push bumper in the front of the car, stop in front of demonstrators who blocked the street with their bikes. Then the driver suddenly accelerates into the group of protesters, forcing demonstrators to jump out of the way. Some people used their bicycles to try to smash the car as it sped down 46th Street. With the...
    Getty Protesters with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement hold a demonstration on September 03, 2020 in New York City. On Thursday night at around 5:10 ET, a car drove through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in New York City’s Times Square, according to the person who posted the video on social media. The video shows the car stop for a moment and honk as it nears a crosswalk with a few bikers and pedestrians warning it to stop, but then the vehicle accelerates through the crosswalk. The video is available here: Car drives through Black Lives Matter protesters, Times Square, New York City, 8:10 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2020#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #TimesSquare #NewYorkCity #NewYork #NYC...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A car plowed through a crowd Thursday night as protesters clashed in Times Square. No one was seriously injured, and police are searching for the driver. Cell phone video shows a black car with tinted windows drive through a crowd of protesters in Times Square. They chase after the car in the rain, but the driver speeds off. “A black car came through the crowd and hit the person in front of me and then me and then I believe the person behind me, and we all had bikes so they just came charging through. It was pretty terrifying,” Brooklyn resident Lora Gettelfinger told CBS2’s Ali Bauman. A car plowed through a crowd as protesters clashed...
    A car is seen plowing through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City Thursday night. Twitter/@Datalnput A car plowed through Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square, New York City, Thursday night.  The New York Police Department denied claims that the car was one of its unmarked vehicles. An NYPD spokesman said the force is asking the driver of the vehicle, and anyone who may have been injured in the incident, to come forward.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A car plowed through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday, and the police are asking the driver to come forward.  Video shows the moment a black Ford...
    SHOCKING footage of a car ploughing through Black Lives Matter protesters who were holding a demonstration in Times Square has been revealed. Dozens of BLM demonstrators gathered in the rain to protest the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who suffocated while in police custody. 16The driver of the car, believed to be a Ford Taurus sedan, pushed through protestersCredit: ViralPress 16The front of the vehicle was seen shoving against cyclistsCredit: ViralPress 16As the car sped off, protesters ran behind in furyCredit: ViralPress The crowds stood at the crossroads as they chanted: "No justice, no peace" at around 8pm yesterday. The vehicle, believed to be a black Ford Taurus approached the group and the driver began furiously honking his...
    A car drove through a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City’s Times Square Thursday night, as activists were standing in the middle of the street. The protest was reportedly a show of solidarity with Daniel Prude, a black man who died after an encounter in March with police in Rochester, New York. Video of Prude’s arrest was released earlier Thursday and showed Prude, sitting naked in the street, surrounded by police, with his arms behind him in restrains and with a “spit hood” over his head. Breitbart News reported: Daniel Prude, 41, who suffered from acute mental health problems, died on March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after his 11-minute encounter with six...
    An investigation has been launched in New York City after a car drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter demonstrators and left them desperately screaming for medics. Authorities said the frightening incident happened on Thursday evening in Times Square during a protest over the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who suffocated to death while in police custody.   The anti-racism demonstration was met with counter-protesters in the form of President Trump and Back the Blue supporters, authorities said. A number of city officials have demanded the New York Police Department review the 'disturbing' action taken against peaceful protesters.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Antifa protester linked to shooting death of Patriot Prayer supporter claims......
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan -- Officials are investigating after a car drove through a crowd of protesters in Times Square on Thursday evening.The NYPD says there is currently an ongoing investigation into the incident involving the black Taurus sedan, but it is not an NYPD vehicle.According to police, the incident may have involved protesters from a pro-Trump rally and from a Black Lives Matter march.They say the Black Lives Matter protesters were at the intersection of 46th Street and Seventh Avenue, where the car came from the west to the east and mowed through the crowd.Police say the driver of the car was involved in a separate, pro-Trump counter protest that happened to bump into the Black Lives Matter rally in...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Officials are investigating after a car drove through a crowd of protesters in Times Square on Thursday evening.The NYPD says there is currently an ongoing investigation into the incident involving the black Taurus sedan, but it is not an NYPD vehicle.According to police, the incident may have involved protesters from a pro-Trump rally and from a Black Lives Matter march.They say the Black Lives Matter protesters were at the intersection of 46th Street and Seventh avenue, where the car came from the west to the east and mowed through the crowd.Police say the driver of the car was involved in a separate, pro-Trump counter protest that happened to bump into the Black Lives Matter rally...