Times square characters

As the City Council weighs legislation that would require a citywide permit to wear a costume, the NYPD conducts a high-profile sting on Elmos in Times Square.
Int. 467 would also apply to the living statutes, the Silver Men, and just about any performer who resembles someone other than their normal self.
"This is common sense legislation. It's humanistic, it's not an attack on any person's social existence, it's not an attack on immigrants, it's not telling officers to write more tickets, it protects everybody."
The characters say they have the right to make a living in Times Square.
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