Post Tagged with: "Times Square"

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

Times Square, Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Getting Out the Haitian Vote After Trump’s Comments

Caribbean, New York, Politics January 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The Haitian Times takes a look at how the community’s response to recent comments and actions by Trump could translate into votes come Election Day.

Dia de Muertos altar (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Day of the Dead Becoming New York Tradition

Culture, Mexican, New York, Traditions October 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

The Mexican community prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a tradition that is getting more and more popular in New York City and that this year will include a large event in Times Square, Diario de México reports.  

Naked Cowgirl Patricia Burck, with her famous husband, Robert Burck, in Times Square. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Naked Cowboy’s Wife Gets a Green Card Under Trump

Immigration, Mexican October 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The “Naked Cowgirl,” the wife of the famous Times Square character – and Trump supporter – has obtained her green card after several years waiting for a pardon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

One of the three phone booths that make up the "Once Upon a Place" art installation in Times Square (Photo via News India Times)

Immigrant Stories in Times Square Phone Booths

Immigration, Manhattan July 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

News India Times describes interactive art installations in the city, including phone booths that share the stories of immigrant New Yorkers, and “talking statues.”

A band of Dhol Tasha Lezhim artists performed (Photo via News India Times)

Indian States Celebrated in Times Square

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian May 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Drumming and dance performances, as well as workshops, brought together the cultures of the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat at an event in Times Square, report News India Times and The American Bazaar.

Volunteers stretch colorful meters of cloth to help tie turbans at Times Square April 15, for Turban Day, organized by Sikhs of New York (Photo by H.P. Singh via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Organizers of the second annual Turban Day in Times Square tied 8,000 turbans during the event held to celebrate Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, and spread awareness of the faith, reports Desi Talk.

(Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Remembering Tiananmen Square at Times Square

East Asian, History, Manhattan June 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Pro-democracy Chinese groups and supporters marked the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square bloodshed at a Times Square demonstration, reports World Journal. Artist Weiming Chen was among those who received an award at the rally.

(Photo via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Culture, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Thousands learned about Sikhism at the “Turban Day – Vaisakhi” celebration in Times Square on April 16, reports Desi Talk.

Johanna López, who wears a Minnie Mouse costume in Times Square, disagrees with the proposed law. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Times Square Costumed Characters: ‘They Want to Corner Us’

Immigration, Manhattan April 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Costumed performers in Times Square, many of them immigrants, react to new legislation regulating activities in the city’s public spaces, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

A Message for North Korea and China in Times Square

East Asian, Manhattan February 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm

In the latest of advertisements he has placed in Times Square, a Korean-American businessman calls on China to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon, reports New York Ilbo.

Protestors bringing attention to the siege of Madaya, Syria at Times Square on Jan. 9 (Photo by William Mathis for Voices of NY)

Syrians, in NYC, Call for an End to the Madaya Siege

Members of the Syrian community in the NYC metro area protested the Assad government’s siege of Madaya, whose 40,000 residents have been deprived of food and supplies.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Ayotzinapa

Manhattan, Mexican September 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm

A group of mostly Mexican protesters in Times Square and the U.N. commemorated the second anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students, Diario de México USA reports.

Chinese street artists protesting police ticketing in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Artists Protest Times Square Ticketing

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Police November 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Swept up in a new wave of police enforcement against costumed characters and painted topless women in Times Square, Chinese street artists are protesting against stepped-up NYPD ticketing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Rosa Estrada, who dresses as Minnie Mouse, is obeying the new regulations. The costumed characters, who are mostly Hispanic workers, are now standing in designated areas in Times Square. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Designated Zones Hit Times Square Characters Hard

Labor, Manhattan July 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

A week after the new restrictions were imposed, Times Square’s costumed characters, who are mostly Hispanic workers, report diminishing profits, El Diario/La Prensa reports.