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  • From left: Times Square pedestrian plaza (credit: Steven Pisano/Flickr) and 4 Times Square

    From left: Times Square pedestrian plaza (credit: Steven Pisano/Flickr) and 4 Times Square

    Times Square’s problems extend beyond the topless panhandlers covering the tabloids, with office vacancies on the rise as tenants increasingly disperse across the city. [more]

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  • Are these the End Times (Square)?

    September 01, 2015 05:38PM
    Times Square pedestrian plaza (credit: Steven Pisano/Flickr) and the Rev. Peter Colapietro

    Times Square pedestrian plaza (credit: Steven Pisano/Flickr) and the Rev. Peter Colapietro

    One veteran of Times Square is looking for a power higher than City Hall to fix Times Square, and he doesn’t mean Albany. [more]

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  • Cars in Times Square, the pedestrian plaza and Bill de Blasio

    Cars in Times Square, the pedestrian plaza and Bill de Blasio

    Seemingly no one is onboard with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to rip up Times Square’s pedestrian plaza to spare prudish tourists from the scourge of topless women and panhandling cartoon characters. [more]

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  • Times Square pedestrian plaza (credit: Steven Pisano/Flickr) and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Times Square pedestrian plaza (credit: Steven Pisano/Flickr) and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to destroy the pedestrian plaza in Times Square in order to save it from a plague of topless women and cartoon characters. [more]

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  • Hello Kitty pops up in Times Square

    August 04, 2015 04:24PM
    1565 Broadway and a Hello Kitty mascot

    1565 Broadway and a Hello Kitty mascot

    Say “Hello Kitty” in Times Square while you can.

    The ubiquitous Japanese brand — whose whiskered visage has adorned lunch boxes and backpacks for more than 40 years — is operating a pop-up shop on the Times Square bow tie through the holiday season. [more]

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  • Renderings of 1535 Broadway and a Laline shop

    Renderings of 1535 Broadway and a Laline shop

    An Israeli bath and body shop is the latest tenant to ink a deal at Vornado Realty Trust’s retail revamp of the Marriot Marquis on the Times Square “bow tie.” [more]

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  • Times Square

    Times Square

    An unexpected side effect of a 2012 federal transportation bill is threatening Times Square’s giant, flashy billboards. [more]

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  • T-Mobile will pay about $13 million per year to take space and LED signage at Vornado Realty Trust’s redevelopment project at 1535 Broadway, in Times Square’s Bow Tie, according to several industry sources familiar with the deal. [more]

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  • 1601 Broadway

    1601 Broadway

    UPDATED, 4:05 p.m., Feb. 17: Vornado Realty Trust paid $39 million to increase its stake in 1601 Broadway, a 46-story commercial mixed-use building in Times Square that is home to a Crowne Plaza, according to property records filed with the city and a press release from the real estate investment trust.

    The seller of the stake was the City Investment Fund, property records show. The site has about 216,000 square feet of unused air rights, according to PropertyShark. [more]

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  • Times Square

    Times Square

    Times Square is getting a little too popular. [more]

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  • The new LED screen at West 45th Street and Broadway

    The new LED screen at West 45th Street and Broadway (Credit: Mark Maurer)

    A countdown clock on Times Square usually means Ryan Seacrest is around and the ball is about to drop. [more]

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  • From left:

    From left: Steve Witkoff, Five Times Square, 250 West 43rd Street and Jeff Sutton

    From the October issue: New Yorkers who avoided Times Square in years past, when it was the seedy underbelly of Manhattan, are now just as likely to steer clear of the city’s tourism epicenter because of the pedestrian-packed sidewalks. [more]

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  • McDonald's in Times Square

    McDonald’s in Times Square

    The landlord of the Times Square McDonald’s is trying to force the fast-food chain’s to pay to advertise outside its own restaurant. [more]

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  • A look at Times Square in the 1940s

    September 06, 2014 09:00AM
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    Times Square in the 1940s

    Before the armies of tourists and big box restaurants, the Times Square of the 1930s and 40s already had its glitz and bright lights. Back then, names like Humphrey Bogart flashed on billboards, and ads pitched brands like the television manufacturer Admiral and Planters Peanuts. Here is a look at noir era Times Square via Curbed. [more]

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  • Holliday-719

    SL Green Realty CEO Marc Holliday (Photo: Steve Friedman) and 719 Seventh Avenue (Photo: Google)

    A small firm that leases the entire Times Square building that powerhouse real estate investment trust SL Green Realty purchased in July for $41.1 million, is refusing to take orders from its new landlord. [more]

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  • Leviev-Jekyll-Finley

    From left: Chagit Sofiev-Leviev, Jekyll & Hyde Club at 216 West 44th Street and Donald Finley

    Times Square landlord Africa Israel USA spooked the founder of the bankrupt mystery-themed restaurant Jekyll & Hyde Club with a demand for $2.2 million this week. [more]

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  • Hotel Carter in Times Square

    Hotel Carter in Times Square

    The dirtiest hotel in the U.S. is about to be sold for nearly $200 million. [more]

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  • From left: 719 Seventh Avenue and SL Green CEO Marc Holliday

    From left: 719 Seventh Avenue and SL Green CEO Marc Holliday

    SL Green has picked up a corner property at Seventh Avenue and 48th Street. [more]

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  • courtyard-by-marriott

    307 West 37th Street

    Hotel-centric real estate investment trust Carey Watermark Investors paid $95 million for the 27-story Courtyard by Marriott Times Square West hotel.

    The 224-room hotel near West 38th Street opened a year ago. It holds 655 square feet of meeting space, the New York Observer reported. Carey Watermark financed the deal with $56 million of debt, acquiring the property from Navin Dimond of Colorado-based hospitality firm Stonebridge Companies. [more]

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  • From left: a Skagen watch and 1585 Broadway

    From left: a Skagen watch and 1585 Broadway

    UPDATED, 9:50 a.m., May 29: A division of watch- and other accessories brand Fossil will open its flagship store in New York City at 1585 Broadway. [more]

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