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Daily News Reporter Goes Elmo Undercover

AdamEdelmanTwitterProfilePicBetter red than dead? Not in this case. For his recent Times Square efforts, New York Daily News political reporter Adam Edelman (pictured) earned a measly total of just one dollar in tips.

As Elmo, Edelman tried several different sidewalk locations. He encountered some well-organized Smurfs before being unwittingly exposed:

Suddenly a woman noticed the tiny camera propped up in my Elmo mouth (we were after all, documenting this experience) and began to warn nearby mascots about my presence. Without warning, a Batman and a Spider-Man were in my face.

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Moving Into the Old NYT Building: Guitar Center

Coinciding with the retail chain’s 50th-year anniversary, Guitar Center Times Square is in final rehearsals.

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The 28,000-square-foot location opens Thursday August 7 with a free evening concert by The Roots at the Best Buy Theater across the street. Free tickets for the show are being given away at various New York GC locations:

Housed in the original New York Times building at 44th & Broadway, the Times Square location fosters a hands-on environment and offers unique features including a Fender custom shop where craftsmen tailor guitars to specifications, a boutique pedal selection in a 360-degree display and The Platinum Club, which showcases top-of-the-line, high-end luxury guitars.

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FIFA ‘Ref’ Patrols Times Square

Yoni Lotan, scheduled to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade July 10 and 30, has kicked it up a notch. His perfectly timed bit as a FIFA soccer referee running around Times Square and giving passers-by yellow and red cards for various social media and other fouls is gaining media steam.

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Media Having Fun with The Naked Cowboy

The first sentence of the Associated Press item reads: ‘It’s a natural fit.’

Mimmi Montgomery, for the New York Observer, filed her report about the marketing moves of a Midtown icon under the category-tag Keeping It Tight and a headline that begins: “Fruit of the Loon…

And, per the screen grab below, the New York Post wisely avoided any attempt to wink-reference its iconic “Headless…Topless…” headline with its crowning of an AP-based item.

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Mike Lupica: This is Still a New York City Super Bowl

It’s going to be a topic of conversation all the way through Super Bowl XLVIII post-game analysis. For now, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica‘s column about the lapping of New Jersey by New York during the NFL season’s big final week is the most-read article on the newspaper’s website.

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Lupica has no problem terming #48 a “New York Super Bowl.” In fact, when he ran into Seattle TV reporter Eric Johnson in Times Square (re-GPSed starting today with Super Bowl Boulevard) and framed the big game as such, the Pacific Northwest visitor couldn’t agree more. From Lupica’s piece:

The Super Bowl is here because of New York City, even if the game is being played over at the place the late Sonny Werblin, when running the Meadowlands and enticing the Giants across the Hudson, used to call “13th Avenue.”

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Times Square Bomb Threat Leads To Condé Nast Evacuation

We didn’t know anyone was actually working this week, but anyone who decided to go in to Condé Nast‘s Times Square headquarters today got a nasty surprise.

A suspicious looking van caused a bit of a bomb scare near the site of the New Year Eve ball drop today, and workers from a few buildings — including Condé Nast’s building and NASDAQ’s HQ — were reportedly asked to evacuate into the freezing cold.

New York police later gave the all clear after the van was discovered to only contain clothing, The New York Times reports.

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Times Square A Huge Target | MTV To Pimp Dubai | Reader’s Digest’s $150M Fumble | Kaplan To Save Katie? | Thai Queen Cracks Down On Coyote Ugly Dancers | Ford Not A ‘Klutz’

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  • Reader’s Digest: Fumbled $150 million on its sale price; new owners look to revive brand. [Folio: | TheStreet.com]
  • Times Square NYE Ball Drop: Brought to you by Target in 3-D. [Daily News]
  • MTV: Looks to pimp Dubai. [Variety]
  • Ex-MSNBC Head Rick Kaplan: To rescue Katie Couric? [Page Six]
  • Thai Queen: Prompts countrywide crackdown of Coyote Ugly inspired dancers. [NYT]
  • Gerald Ford: Had “decent” sense of humor. [ETP]