When coming to NYC do not pose for pictures with characters in Times Square. These characters are pan handlers and have become violent recently. The New York Post reported that Sesame Street is looking to sue any of these pan handlers with sesame street costumes as they are not approved by Sesame Street and some have been rude and curse in front of children.
They have tried to grab me numerous times and it is a real problem. If people stop tipping them we are hoping they will stop bothering NYC residents and tourists. Be careful. This past week a Super-man character punched a police officer in the face. It is time to get rid of this for the safety of all.