Costumed characters: tougher to make living in Times Square

Costumed characters are a unique group commonly seen in New York City’s Times Square. But recently a new city regulation has put them in a more difficult situation. Starting from June 22, costumed characters, along with ticket sellers and street performers, must stay within teal-painted “designated activity zones.” If not, they could face fines up to 500 dollars and even go to jail. Here is how they feel about the new rules.

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