Inside The Creepy, Violent World Of Time Square’s Muppet Mafia

Atlanta Journal 

It’s a motley crew of characters in Times Square. They are there day and night in front of Toys-R-Us. In a matter of seconds, they turn one of the quickest profits in the city. A three step process that has been paying dividends for years: take a picture, collect a dollar in the tip pouch, and move onto the next family. Only the characters say it’s not a business. Instead they’re expressing their artistic side — and are therefore protected by the First Amendment.

5 thoughts on “Inside The Creepy, Violent World Of Time Square’s Muppet Mafia

    1. Didn’t you see any of the stories about the Times Sq. Elmo that was busted for groping a little pre-school, girl? (our local news)
      Thought for sure that you would say something about my CA strip-mining post/petition. 🙂

  1. Well at least they’re trying to earn a buck rather then steal one. There’s a few people who used to do this for a living on the Coney Island boardwalk.

  2. Thanks digger. I was busy writing a new article last night, so I didn’t post at all yesterday (busy at work too). I’m just now trying to catch up.

    I don’t live all that far from Hollyweird, but it’s mostly tourists and nut jobs down there, so I haven’t been there in a few years. It used to be fun – back in the sixties.

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