Times Square by the Sea Baby!
PIX 11 news excerpt-
CONEY ISLAND — With summer in full swing, many New Yorkers
are looking for a chance to head to the beach — even Spider-Man, Minnie
Mouse, SpongeBob, the Minions, and more.
The infamous costumed crusaders that normally work the sidewalks of
Times Square have made a summertime appearance on the beach boardwalk in
Dressed as favorite cartoon characters or superheroes, they try to
pose with tourists and excited children — then demand an additional tip.
They have been known to harass picture-takers. Last year, several of
these dressed-up personalities were accused of being overly aggressive
in Manhattan’s biggest tourist destination.