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New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents
New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents

These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City. His fellow comic book characters hustling for tips in Times Square are giving superheroes a bad name. Spider-Man even punched out a cop last week. And there's a new mayor with an attitude that does not bode well for the caped crusader, or for the Minnie Mouses, Mickey Mouses, Hello Kitties, Cats in Hats, Cookie Monsters, Elmos and other masked creatures who mill about the Crossroads of the World. "Absolutely, I think this has gone too far," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday when asked by reporters whether it was time to rein in the colorful characters. "I don't know whether to call it an industry or what you...

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