Tacky Times Square is a zoo again. After it was cleaned up under Rudy Giuliani, it’s back to being a cesspool of petty grifters.
According to this article the police would be violating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hands off policy toward illegal immigrants if they enforced the laws designed to keep an orderly environment in the area.
The (almost) naked women of Times Square are alleged to be mostly illegal immigrants. They have a distinctly Latin look about them so it’s probably true, as New York City is a so-called sanctuary city.
It wouldn’t come as any surprise if it turned out that the naked ladies are paying off the cops. Normally, you would phrase that as “bribing the cops to look the other way,” but with nipples and bottoms being paraded in front of police eyeballs, I’m not expecting that any of the men in blue would look the other way unless they were queer.
Excerpt from the New York Post
Meet the des-RUDE-as!
Costumed characters in Times Square are giving the finger to attempts to rein them in, refusing to stay in designated areas and continuing to curse in front of kiddies and threaten passers-by for dough.
Foul-mouthed desnudas, grabby Hulks and tourist-terrorizing gangs of Minnie Mice are still brazenly holding the Crossroads of the World hostage even amid a heavy presence of NYPD cops, who act oblivious to their disturbing antics.
At any given moment on two recent afternoons, only half of the two-dozen tip-mooching characters stayed behind the blue lines of Times Square’s “Designated Activity Zones,” or DAZs, the city-mandated areas created last year as their boundary for posing for photos and asking for tips.
Yet none of those who illegally strayed outside the zones were issued summonses by the half-dozen police patrolling the pedestrian plaza.
A law-enforcement source shrugged that the officers’ hands were tied since most of the costumed panhandlers are illegal — and under the de Blasio administration, it’s a no-no to go after them.
Mayor de Blasio signed the bill that created the DAZs.
The most shameless of the costumed pack repeatedly left the DAZs to grab, mob and berate tourists — “Take a photo lady! Mami!” shouted a trio of overly-aggressive Minnie Mice — in their frantic pursuit of cash.
“I told you, if you don’t have a tip, then f— off!” one star-spangled desnuda, a painted nude hustler, snarled to a Post reporter, displaying just the sort of greed that detractors say is ruining Times Square’s happy, family vibe.
Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins told The Post during a recent walk through the crowded pedestrian plaza, “Watch — the Hulk always goes and touches people.”
The superhero was well outside the DAZ at 47th Street and Broadway, getting tourists’ attention by running up to them and putting his bulky green arm around their shoulders.
“The Hulk drives me crazy,” Tompkins said.
At 46th Street and Seventh Avenue, a trio of polka-dotted Minnie Mice were working in tandem.
The first Minnie would crash a tourist’s selfie or run up to a child, arms outstretched. Once the first Minnie was in the picture, the others would rush in.
“Suddenly, there’s three Minnies in your picture,” Tomkins said. “And a Batman, and a Spider-Man. And they all want cash. And they’re all outside the zone.
“It’s a total f—ing scam, and it happens thousands of times a week,” he said, clearly frustrated.
“It’s those same three f—ing Minnie Mouses.”
Several weeks ago, Times Square Alliance staffers observed the DAZs between 45th and 47th streets from 4 to 9 p.m., the organization said.
Twenty costumed characters were at work. Of their 418 character-initiated encounters, 67 percent occurred outside a DAZ, the Alliance said.
The characters walked away with tips in fewer than half — 43 percent — of the interactions.
Nearly every interaction, 88 percent, involved the character touching the member of the public.
“They are very aggressive,” Tashay Carter, 30, from Birmingham, Ala., complained.
“I just encountered that with Cookie Monster. I didn’t want to get a photo, and he or she or whoever it was, they were very aggressive with me.”
It looks like some kind of primitive third world ceremonial ritual. Where’s the witch doctor with a bone in his nose?