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Celebrating "I Have a Dream" in Times Square

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hundreds of people braved the rain in Times Square Thursday to watch on a Jumbotron as President Obama addressed the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, as well as a rebroadcast of the famous speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave that day in 1963.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Remaking Times Square

Monday, January 28, 2013

This summer New York is set to begin a long-delayed makeover of Times Square. We want to know: What would you like to see included to make the "Crossroads of the World" more appealing for New Yorkers?

Plus: Jeb Boniakowski has one idea for a Times Square reboot: A "McWorld" restaurant, offering the special items the fast food giant serves on their menus internationally.

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WNYC News

After Times Square Shooting, Focus Shifts to Preventing Violent Confrontations

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding man in Times Square on Saturday has resulted in little political fallout. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have said the shooting appeared to be justified and by the book. Instead, the focus has been on looking ahead to a time when such violent outcomes can be reduced in frequency, or avoided altogether.

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Muslim Group Tries to Spread Peace on New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thousands of people will be descending on Times Square for New Year's Eve, and one group hopes it will be an opportunity to spread a message of peace. The Muslims for Peace Campaign, sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is a nationwide campaign. It was launched following the failed Times Square bomb plot in May.

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WNYC News

Muslim Group Takes Message of Peace to Times Square

Saturday, December 18, 2010

There's a new message in Times Square. It's a scrolling, 15-second graphic that reads: 'Muslims for Love, Loyalty and Peace.' It also features pictures of a dove, an American flag and a peace sign. And it's in rotation on an electronic billboard on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, from six o'clock in the morning to midnight now through January 17.

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