COSTUMED CHARACTERS IN TIMES SQUARE

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Body painted topless women speak with a photographer in Times Square in New York on Friday, July 18, 2014. The "actors" pose for photographs with tourists asking for tips as renumeration. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton has announced his support for a bill in the City Council which would regulate the proliferation of costumed characters begging in Times Square. A number of the anonymous characters have recently been arrested for groping and assault.  (© Richard B. Levine)
Body painted topless women speak with a photographer in Times Square in New York on Friday, July 18, 2014. The "actors" pose for photographs with tourists asking for tips as renumeration. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton has announced his support for a bill in the City Council which would regulate the proliferation of costumed characters begging in Times Square. A number of the anonymous characters have recently been arrested for groping and assault. (© Richard B. Levine)
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