Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse arrested in Times Square brawl

Costumed characters Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty got into a brawl over tips in Times Square on Thursday.
NY Daily News (Jake Rullman)

The claws came out when Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty got into a fight in Times Square Thursday, police said. The costumed characters came to blows over tips in the middle of the Crossroads of the World around 3:30 p.m., police said.

Sandra Mocha, 34, of Queens, and Giovanna Melendez, 40, of New Jersey, were cuffed at the scene and charged with assault, cops said.

This is another reason why we need regulations to address the growing problems in Times Square,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said about the brawl.


Sandra Mocha, 34, of Queens, and Giovanna Melendez, 40, of New Jersey, were cuffed at the scene.
The pair were charged with assault, cops said.

The pair were charged with assault, cops said.


Chinese Culture On Display At Times Square New Year’s Eve Countdown


Chinese cultural and Confucian performances will take over Times Square this New Year’s Eve as the Sino-American Friendship Association, (SAFA), presents Confucianism and Shandong Culture at the opening of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration 2014.

As millions watch the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball’s first ascent at 6 p.m. EST on December 31st at the Duffy Square Countdown Stage, Chinese and American Officials will deliver greetings while a “Confucius” will share some wisdom with the world.

This is the first time an aspect of Confucianism and Shandong Culture will be part of the ball dropping celebration since it began in 1907, as the Shandong Province represents China this year.

Confucianism along with Kungfu, represent Chinese “Zhong” and “Yi,” and will reveal the fundamental elements of loyalty and righteousness while presenting the beauty and diversity of one of the city’s most populous ethnic group.

Complimentary red scarves, symbolizing the friendship between the US and China, will be distributed to those in attendance while revelers will be treated to a special treat of Chinese local music performed with a combination of Chinese, Caribbean and Brooklyn style.

Peter Zhang, President of the Sino-American Friendship Association says this countdown opening ceremony is truly eastern culture meets New York tradition.

About Sino-American Friendship Association
The Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) was founded in 1992 as an independent non-profit organization with its location in Manhattan, New York focus on business, cultural and educational activities between US and China. For more see: http://www.safaus.org/

About Shandong
Shandong, with a population of almost 100 million along the East Coast, is one of the most beautiful and affluent provinces in China. It has played a major role in Chinese history from early civilization to the spread of Taoism, Chinese Buddhism and Confucianism. Close to 5 million tourists from Shandong are expected to visit the US by 2018. For more log on to www.travelshandong.com

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Giant robots descend upon Hong Kong…


Giant robots have descended upon Hong Kong… and no we’re not talking about the epic Kaiju battle scene in Pacific Rim. “Life-sized” Gundam and Char’s Zaku statues face-off on display in an exhibition called Gundam Docks at Hong Kong’s Times Square, a major shopping centre and office tower complex in Causeway Bay, on Hong Kong Island.

Visitors will find 1:3-scale models of their favorite mechs from over the years, all of which are armed with full armor and weaponry. The larger-scale pieces are composed of durable steel and fabric glass, leaving the large figures water and wind-resistant. What’s more, a full showing of 100 smaller scale models will be on display, featuring accompanying animation, design information and more.

Gundam Docks at Hong Kong (Time Square, Hong Kong)
Location: Time Square Shopping Center (Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)
Period: Jul 26th – Sept 1st, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 10:00pm
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