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Photo: Times Square Evacuated Over Suspicious Package


This is a photo shot just minutes ago by my bf Dave, who works in Times Square.

City Room reports: "The north end of Times Square has been evacuated, from West 44th to West 47th Streets, after the police received reports of a suspicious package at Broadway and West 46th Street at about 12:45 p.m. The package 'looks like a cooler,' a police spokesman said. 'We’re trying to see if it’s clear.' It was the second suspicious-package call and at least partial evacuation in the area today."

2:22 pm: Police give the all-clear. Streets to reopen.

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  1. No, the city is not "clearly on edge."

    Posted by: 24play | May 7, 2010 2:11:20 PM

  2. Nothing wrong with "better safe than sorry."

    Posted by: JNJ | May 7, 2010 2:14:58 PM

  3. Who knew I'd be on Yahoo News although I type in my browser?!?! Too many of these stories better covered elsewhere - I've removed you from my bookmarks.

    Posted by: Marc | May 7, 2010 2:19:01 PM

  4. Very harsh Marc. This is a blog, not a news site. It takes all the best links and stories and puts the together here, so we don't have to look around the nets for individual stories. A little harsh to delete a bookmark over one story.

    Posted by: Robert | May 7, 2010 2:22:49 PM

  5. NYC is not at all "on edge," much less "clearly" so.

    Posted by: marion dragulescu | May 7, 2010 2:25:20 PM

  6. To be fair, Towleroad has a lot of non-gay news and it is sometimes updated so frequently that I can hardly keep up. I guess if Marc was looking for an exclusively gay blog he came to the wrong place.
    Of course, I'm sure Towleroad is popular with many people for those reasons; it has lots of different stories and is updated all the time.

    Posted by: Eric26 | May 7, 2010 2:40:46 PM

  7. Jeesh Marc, a little harsh. If I was on the scene of breaking news I'd send it to Andy. In fact, I did when Wanda Sykes came out in Vegas. Yes, that was Gay, but, Towleroad is very clearly interested in all sorts of stories and news. Maybe someone saw this first and then turned on CNN to get more news. Therefore, it's a good thing.

    Besides, removing this bookmark means you'll be behind on Lance Bass's latest BF drama!

    Posted by: Derek Washington | May 7, 2010 2:42:48 PM

  8. Well spank me and send me to my room without supper.

    Posted by: Andy Towle | May 7, 2010 2:59:06 PM

  9. You and your hobbies, Andy.

    Posted by: Butch | May 7, 2010 3:07:30 PM

  10. bf? Tell us more!

    Posted by: roberto | May 7, 2010 3:14:08 PM

  11. A stray cooler is all it takes these days?

    Posted by: HomoDM | May 7, 2010 3:23:55 PM

  12. I really don't get people who bother commenting just to whine that a particular story is not to their liking. If you have a substantive, interesting point of contention, fine, but otherwise, let's all be grateful to Andy for running what I still think is one of the finest blogs on the net (gay or otherwise).

    And I'm kind of curious about that bf, too!

    Posted by: E. | May 7, 2010 3:26:40 PM

  13. If I'm the bf referenced....It's actually a line from the movie Muppet Treasure Island; I was making a joke about Andy saying "well, spank me."

    Posted by: Butch | May 7, 2010 3:43:55 PM

  14. Yeah! Why don't you ever talk about your boyfriend? And I like almost everything you put on the site Andy (that's your name right?). Especially all the cool photographs and space shit. Haha. I appreciate it a lot actually. Though if I can just say, your Lady Gaga obsession is intense. Ha.

    Posted by: Jonathan | May 7, 2010 4:41:53 PM

  15. andy's wikipedia page mentions his bf & former bf Chip from the aMazing race!

    Posted by: rob | May 7, 2010 4:42:18 PM

  16. One of the things I miss about Towleroad from the WAY distant past are Andy's more personal postings...his pictures, his own opinions, etc. I still enjoy the non-gay items, space porn and life in NYC (like this one). I still hate Dave. Andy really should be mine only.

    Incidentally, the JT above is a pretender.

    Posted by: JT - the original | May 7, 2010 5:13:43 PM

  17. Hey...other JT...I didn't mean to chase you away...your post disappeared. Sorry, man.

    Posted by: JT - the original | May 7, 2010 7:23:30 PM

  18. Yeah, more about Andy's bf! And more about Andy! (confessing a wee bit of a crush here)

    Posted by: michael | May 7, 2010 7:59:55 PM

  19. [sigh] I wish a boy with a suspicious package would drop by my place! :-)

    Posted by: Dickster | May 8, 2010 12:12:12 AM

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