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The image shows the man riding a drone-like structure and gliding across Times Square.(Twitter/@rex_chapman)
The image shows the man riding a drone-like structure and gliding across Times Square.(Twitter/@rex_chapman)

Man glides around Times Square on drone. Viral video sparks several reactions

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 08:56 PM IST
“Oh nothing - just a dude flying around NYC,” reads the caption shared alongside the video.
Health Department spokesperson Patrick Gallahue said those who got the expired doses "have received e-mails, phone calls, and are also being sent letters to make sure they are aware of this situation.”(AFP)
Health Department spokesperson Patrick Gallahue said those who got the expired doses "have received e-mails, phone calls, and are also being sent letters to make sure they are aware of this situation.”(AFP)

899 vaccinated with expired doses at Times Square site

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 11:52 PM IST
The 899 people who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square between June 5 and June 10 should schedule another Pfizer shot as soon as possible, the New York City Health Department said.
After a year like no other, New York’s Times Square empties out on New Year’s Eve(Reuters)
After a year like no other, New York’s Times Square empties out on New Year’s Eve(Reuters)

Times Square in New York empties out on New Year’s Eve due to coronavirus

New York | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:07 AM IST
For the first time, Times Square in New York was empty on New Year’s Eve. Only a handful number of people were allowed to be at the location which is usually bustling with thousands of visitors to see the ball drop as the clock strikes 12.
New York Police officers block a street leaving Times Square ahead of the New Year's Celebration Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Police officers block a street leaving Times Square ahead of the New Year's Celebration Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Covid-19: No crowd allowed for New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Citing concerns over the pandemic, the New York City police closed the Crossroads of the World to vehicles and pedestrians at midnight and dispersed onlookers venturing into a so-called “frozen zone.”
The image shows astronauts aboard International Space Station.(Twitter/@Space_Station)
The image shows astronauts aboard International Space Station.(Twitter/@Space_Station)

Astronauts aboard ISS recreate Times Square ball drop tradition with a twist. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:33 PM IST
“The Exp 64 crew sends New Year’s greetings to everyone on Earth and creates its own Times Square tradition,” reads a portion of the caption shared alongside the video on Twitter.
Workers from Landmark Signs carefully carry a panel of Waterford crystal triangles to place onto the Times Square New Year's Eve ball, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in New York, in preparation for this year's pandemic-limited celebration.(AP)
Workers from Landmark Signs carefully carry a panel of Waterford crystal triangles to place onto the Times Square New Year's Eve ball, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in New York, in preparation for this year's pandemic-limited celebration.(AP)

New York preps for a glittering new start as 192 crystals installed on Times Square New Year’s ball

NEW YORK | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:50 AM IST
The ball is a 12-foot geodesic sphere covered with 2,688 crystal triangles of various sizes.
The image shows the pop-up ‘grocery store’ in Times Square.(REUTERS)
The image shows the pop-up ‘grocery store’ in Times Square.(REUTERS)

Every item in this ‘grocery store’ in New York is made from plastic. Here’s why

New York | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:01 PM IST
In a satirical manner the ‘store’ displays cereal boxes and sushi roll boxes with the labels like ‘Yucky Shards’ and ‘plastic bagacado roll’.
His music resonates with people all around the world since he uniquely blends the old with the new, classical Indian music with western pop, masculinity and femininity, all the while staying true to his authentic self.
His music resonates with people all around the world since he uniquely blends the old with the new, classical Indian music with western pop, masculinity and femininity, all the while staying true to his authentic self.

Independent Indian Artist Akash Ahuja sets a new benchmark with Affection

PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Every moment has been a learning experience for this young star, where he’s exceeding his own musical benchmarks and heading towards becoming a true Indian music icon.
The FIA said this year’s Independence Day celebrations will include the flag-hoisting ceremony at Times Square and the annual tradition of illuminating the Empire State Building in hues of the tricolour - orange, white and green.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The FIA said this year’s Independence Day celebrations will include the flag-hoisting ceremony at Times Square and the annual tradition of illuminating the Empire State Building in hues of the tricolour - orange, white and green.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

In a first, Indian tricolour to be hoisted at iconic Times Square in New York

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:50 PM IST
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said in a statement that it “will be creating history” on August 15, 2020 by “hosting the first ever flag hoisting ceremony at Times Square” to commemorate India’s Independence Day.
Akshay Kumar will soon leave for the UK to resume BellBottom’s shoot.
Akshay Kumar will soon leave for the UK to resume BellBottom’s shoot.

Akshay Kumar shares pic of Ram temple digital billboard from New York’s Times Square, says ‘Diwali came early this year’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Actor Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to share a picture of a digital Ram Mandir billboard at New York’s iconic Times Square.
A devotee pays respect to a mural depicting paintings from the Ramayana, in Ayodhya on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A devotee pays respect to a mural depicting paintings from the Ramayana, in Ayodhya on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Relive the Ramayana era: Ayodhya gears up for August 5 Ram Temple groundbreaking ceremony

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square in New York to celebrate the temple’s groundbreaking ceremony.
The protest comes after the brutal June 15 border clash in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley during which 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed and 76 injured.(PTI)
The protest comes after the brutal June 15 border clash in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley during which 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed and 76 injured.(PTI)

Indian Americans take to Times Square to protest Chinese aggression, call for trade boycott

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 12:52 PM IST
The protestors said three Ts can help defeat China as they demanded an end of trade ties with China and the boycott of Chinese good, complete independence of Tibet and total support of Taiwan, according to news agency ANI.
Street Dancer 3D stars Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles.(Instagram)
Street Dancer 3D stars Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles.(Instagram)

Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor’s Street Dancer 3D posters adorn New York’s Times Square. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Huge posters of Street Dancer 3D are now on a skyscraper at Times Square in New York. See them here.
Trump Jr. was referring to news coverage of a parody video, played during a conference at Trump’s Miami golf resort, depicting a caricature of Trump murdering members of the news media and other critics.(AP Photo)
Trump Jr. was referring to news coverage of a parody video, played during a conference at Trump’s Miami golf resort, depicting a caricature of Trump murdering members of the news media and other critics.(AP Photo)

Clothing company gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

NEW YORK | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, tweaked the media Friday for not writing about the billboard sooner.
Climate change activists sought to shut down London City Airport on Thursday as part of their wave of protests worldwide.(AP Photo)
Climate change activists sought to shut down London City Airport on Thursday as part of their wave of protests worldwide.(AP Photo)

Climate change activist climbs on plane, others stop traffic

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Enviornmental protesters transported a green boat on a trailer into Times Square, New York, and then sat down and refused police orders to move.
The New York Police was yet to issue a statement on what exactly happened.(IANS image)
The New York Police was yet to issue a statement on what exactly happened.(IANS image)

Mass shooting scare creates panic among tourists at Times Square

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:48 AM IST
There were conflicting statements from tourists as to whether it was a huge bang from a motorcycle or a fight on 42nd Street.
Aerialists Nik Wallenda, right, and his sister Lijana walk on a high wire above Times Square.(AP)
Aerialists Nik Wallenda, right, and his sister Lijana walk on a high wire above Times Square.(AP)

Siblings complete death-defying stunt, cross Times Square on high wire

NEW YORK | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Nik Wallenda and Lijana Wallenda walked from opposite ends of a 1,300-foot wire (396-meter) suspended between two skyscrapers 25 stories above the pavement.
Nik Wallenda said the wire rope is just three quarters of an inch.(Twitter/@NikWallenda)
Nik Wallenda said the wire rope is just three quarters of an inch.(Twitter/@NikWallenda)

Siblings to walk 25 stories high across Times Square in death-defying stunt

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Wallenda and his sister Lijana plan to walk 1,300 feet (396 meters) across the city’s busy Times Square on Sunday in a live television event.
Mist and smoke cover the top of a building near 51st Street and 7th Avenue Monday, June 10, 2019, in New York, where a helicopter was reported to have crash landed on top of the roof of a building in midtown Manhattan.(AP photo)
Mist and smoke cover the top of a building near 51st Street and 7th Avenue Monday, June 10, 2019, in New York, where a helicopter was reported to have crash landed on top of the roof of a building in midtown Manhattan.(AP photo)

Helicopter crash-lands on roof of Manhattan building, pilot killed

New York | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 06:59 AM IST
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there was no indication of terrorism and the helicopter seemed to have made an emergency landing .
An immigrant from Bangladesh who allegedly expressed support for the Islamic State group was charged Friday with planning an attack on New York’s famed tourist destination Times Square.(HT File)
An immigrant from Bangladesh who allegedly expressed support for the Islamic State group was charged Friday with planning an attack on New York’s famed tourist destination Times Square.(HT File)

22-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant charged with planning Times Square attack

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Ashiqul Alam, 22, sought to buy guns stripped of their serial numbers and ammunition from undercover investigators and surveilled the popular Manhattan district to identify the best place for an attack, according to the charges.
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.(AFP)
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.(AFP)

74 years after Times Square kiss, sailor caught in iconic photo dies at 95

Providence, Rhode Island | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.
A 74-year-old Sikh model, Pritam Singh, has made it to the massive billboards at Times Square in New York.(Instagram)
A 74-year-old Sikh model, Pritam Singh, has made it to the massive billboards at Times Square in New York.(Instagram)

74-year-old Sikh model features on billboards at Times Square

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2019 04:33 PM IST
An actor and a part of Screen Actors Guild for many years, Pritam shot for the commercial in Universal City, California, sometime ago, but was unaware that his portrait would be put up at Times Square, reported American Bazaar Online.
A 74-year-old Sikh model, Pritam Singh, has made it to the massive billboards at Times Square in New York, making his community and Indians proud all over the world.(thathollywoodsikh/Twitter)
A 74-year-old Sikh model, Pritam Singh, has made it to the massive billboards at Times Square in New York, making his community and Indians proud all over the world.(thathollywoodsikh/Twitter)

74-year-old Sikh model features on billboards at Times Square

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2019 11:35 AM IST
Pritam Singh has also played small roles in movies including Hancock, Sleeper Cell, Princess Diaries, Spider-Man (2002) and Naked Gun.
S Strategic Command apologised on Monday for a joke in “bad taste” after tweeting it was ready to drop something “much bigger” than the traditional Times Square crystal ball at New Year.(AFP)
S Strategic Command apologised on Monday for a joke in “bad taste” after tweeting it was ready to drop something “much bigger” than the traditional Times Square crystal ball at New Year.(AFP)

US military apologises for New Year’s Eve tweet about dropping bombs

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 10:31 AM IST
In a message posted, and later deleted, on Twitter, the military force that controls the US nuclear arsenal released a video in which B-2 bombers drop bombs, with the message: “If ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger.”
Fare evasion has nearly doubled — from 1.8 percent of riders in recent years to 3.2 percent this year, contributing to the agency’s worsening finances, which could lead to fare increases or service cuts.(AFP/Representative Image)
Fare evasion has nearly doubled — from 1.8 percent of riders in recent years to 3.2 percent this year, contributing to the agency’s worsening finances, which could lead to fare increases or service cuts.(AFP/Representative Image)

How rampant is fare evasion? At Times Square, one rider a minute sneaks in

New York | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 07:31 AM IST
While there have always been riders who try to avoid paying, the practice has become so widespread in New York City that it is costing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority about $215 million in lost revenue this year, prompting subway officials to announce a crackdown.
Shridhar Chillal of India stands with his grand daughter Shraddha Chillal at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in New York(REUTERS)
Shridhar Chillal of India stands with his grand daughter Shraddha Chillal at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in New York(REUTERS)

Guinness world record holder permanently handicapped for not cutting nails for 66 years

By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 08:23 PM IST
Shridhar Chillal had not cut his nails on his left hand since 1952. He had decided to grow his nails when he was scolded by his school teacher as a result of accidentally breaking the teacher’s long nail.
Artist Mel Chin's mixed reality climate change-themed art installation, Unmoored, in the Times Square neighbourhood of New York.(REUTERS)
Artist Mel Chin's mixed reality climate change-themed art installation, Unmoored, in the Times Square neighbourhood of New York.(REUTERS)

This 3D art display at Times Square brings climate change to life

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 01:38 PM IST
Manhattan’s Times Square is displaying Unmoored, a multimedia art display by American conceptual artist Mel Chin, that shows how climate change could lead to sea levels rising over low-lying sections of New York City.
Sikhs tie turbans to mark the ‘Turban Day’ celebrations at the Times Square in New York on Saturday.(A grab from a YouTube video)
Sikhs tie turbans to mark the ‘Turban Day’ celebrations at the Times Square in New York on Saturday.(A grab from a YouTube video)

US Sikhs celebrate Turban Day at Times Square

Indo-Asian News Service, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 08:56 PM IST
On Saturday, volunteers from Sikhs of New York organisation tied turbans on the heads of visitors while explaining its significance for Sikhs and telling them about their religion.
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