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Major Times Square group endorses regulating desnudas and costumed characters

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

The organization behind the world-famous New Year’s Eve ball drop, and the less-famous mirrored kissing booth art installation, has come out in support of a bill that would regulate the controversial desnudas and potentially evil elmos that have become ubiquitous in The Center of the World™. 

The Times Square Alliance has endorsed legislation that would divide the pedestrian plazas in Times Square into specific “zones.” The topless performers and furry hucksters would then only be able to operate in some of those zones. 

No longer would you be forced to encounter an aggressive Minnie Mouse unless you accidently stumbled into a “MINNIE MOUSE OPERATING ZONE.” And by then, it’s probably already too late.

Other Times Square organizations that have endorsed the bill include Hyatt and Marriott, the Broadway League, Hard Rock Café and lobbying giant Olive Garden.

See roughly where the general activity zones would be below.

Map: Courtesy Times Square Alliance

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