Controlling who can be in NYC Times Square

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Controlling who can be in NYC Times Square Controlling who can be in NYC Times Square

In New York, busy Times Square is often called “The Crossroads of the World”, because you will see tourists from around the globe gazing at its bright lights and large billboards. In some ways, it has become a victim of its own success by attracting some unsavory characters that are hoping to bank on all the tourists.

CCTV’s Karina Huber reports from New York.

Controlling who can be in NYC Times Square

Controlling who can be in NYC Times Square

In New York, busy Times Square is often called “The Crossroads of the World,” because you will see tourists from around the globe gazing at its bright lights and large billboards. In some ways, it has become a victim of its own success by attracting some unsavory characters that are hoping to bank on all the tourists. CCTV’s Karina Huber reports from New York.

Tenants of the area worry that people who seem to cause trouble will hurt the tourism industry in the neighborhood.

In 2009, pedestrian plazas were added, dramatically reducing the amount of automobile traffic in the area. It was a big success, but later hawkers and panhandlers showed up and were accused of harassing and groping tourists.

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