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Edward
January 27th, 2003, 11:52 PM
Britney Spears promoting Pepsi on Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm). The sign on Bertelsmann Building (http://www.wirednewyork.com/bertelsmann.htm).

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_britney_spears.jpg



Naked Pamela Anderson advertising PONY on Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm). *"It just feels bigger."

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_pamela_pony_22feb02.jpg



2(x)ist underwear above Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm). Broadway and West 50th Street.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_2xist_22feb02.jpg



Jockey underwear above Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm). "The next best thing to naked."

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_sexy_bodies_jockey_26jan03.jpg



The site of Toys R Us Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/toys_rus.htm) during the snowstorm of 30 December 2000.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/toys_r_us/toys_rus_snow.jpg

Agglomeration
January 28th, 2003, 02:15 AM
Britney Spears with flowing hair, a blue-striped half-shirt, and Pepsi can... Yummy...

billyblancoNYC
January 28th, 2003, 09:45 AM
It's a bit played, but you gotta love the exposed thong string on the hip! *And give it up for a naked Pam Andersen!!

Gulcrapek
January 28th, 2003, 01:31 PM
Britney Spears? Sexy? I get a headache from looking at her..

Kris
January 28th, 2003, 01:53 PM
White trash. Pamela's even worse.

billyblancoNYC
January 29th, 2003, 10:23 AM
Indeed, they are - but they look pretty good being white trashy.

amigo32
January 30th, 2003, 11:30 PM
Ahh, the decadence.

Edward
February 17th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Hot Baywatch babes on 42nd Street.

http://wirednewyork.com/images/42nd-street/42nd_baywatch_hmv_17feb03.jpg

Edward
March 30th, 2003, 08:21 PM
Advertisement for Roca Wear on 1515 Broadway (http://wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/1515broadway/) building in Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm).

http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_sexy_bodies_roca_30march03.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm)

Kris
March 31st, 2003, 06:49 PM
Aaah... Much better.

Fabb
April 2nd, 2003, 07:48 AM
Wow.
The 70s are back.

Bennie B
April 2nd, 2003, 08:37 AM
They must sell a lot of underwear in Times Square.

Edward
September 1st, 2003, 04:40 PM
Same corner - different model. Advertisement for Roca Wear on 1515 Broadway (http://wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/1515broadway/) building in Times Square (http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm).

http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_sexy_roca_30aug03.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm)

TLOZ Link5
September 1st, 2003, 05:07 PM
Quote: from Christian Wieland on 1:53 pm on Jan. 28, 2003
White trash. Pamela's even worse.


Now, now...Britney's starting to redeem herself; she's very classy for someone who often dresses like a hooker. *But Pam is still quite the pariah.

Kris
September 2nd, 2003, 09:37 PM
Vulgar isn't sexy. This also applies to the last one.

Quote: from Fabb on 7:48 am on April 2, 2003
Wow.
The 70s are back.

She doesn't have an afro.

dbhstockton
September 3rd, 2003, 01:17 PM
Hot Pants!

Why do you have to be so contrarian all the time, Christian?

Jasonik
September 3rd, 2003, 01:35 PM
http://www.danheller.com/images/NewYork/TimesSq/billboard-news-big.jpg

Kris
September 5th, 2003, 03:24 AM
Why do you have to be so contrarian all the time, Christian?
The remark about the lack of an afro hairdo was in jest. As for the rest, a man has a right to be difficult - much left to be desired out there.

Not at all off-topic:

http://www.danheller.com/images/NewYork/TimesSq/billboard-news-big.jpg

September 5, 2003

What Carrie Could Learn From Mary

By CATHERINE ORENSTEIN

Thanks to HBO's "Sex and the City," now wrapping up its sixth and final season, female sensibility has a new face. Four faces, to be precise: prim Charlotte, no-nonsense Miranda, slutty Samantha and every-girl Carrie, the sex columnist played by Sarah Jessica Parker who is the show's thematic center. Perched on Jimmy Choos and wrapped in Gucci, sipping pink cosmopolitans with an assortment of handsome suitors, the women are witty, glamorous, independent and sexually liberated — in short, who wouldn't want to be them?

Me, for one. The show may deserve a nod for spotlighting women's conversation, for treating sexuality frankly and for rendering the traditionally stigmatized state of being a single woman more acceptable — indeed, chic. But under the guise of being salaciously liberating and radically feminist, the vision of modern femininity in "Sex and the City" is in fact surprisingly retrograde. The heroines spend most of their time on shopping, cocktails and one-night stands. Charlotte dreams of bridesmaids' dresses. Miranda frigidly "dates" her TiVo, while nymphomaniac Samantha — a blond bimbo who combines old-fashioned objectification with postmodern "do me" feminism — plows through the Kama Sutra. And in one episode Carrie discovers that she has only $957 in savings — but $40,000 in designer shoes in her closet.

More dated still, especially for a show that supposedly celebrates the joys of single life and female friendship, is its preoccupation with snagging a man. The characters are a walking compendium of modern female angst — the quest for a relationship, the ticking of the biological clock, the fear of aging out of the marriage market. Not that these aren't sometimes true and even potentially funny themes of single life. But when did haute couture fashion and prκt-ΰ-porter men come to eclipse all the other elements of independent womanhood?

As a single writer living in New York City, I can't help but compare "Sex and the City" to yesteryear's "Mary Tyler Moore Show," whose heroine — like Carrie, a 30-something single journalist — had cool clothes and plenty of suitors, but also story deadlines, a grouchy boss and male friends (not just "gay boyfriends" as on "Sex"). The show, which had its debut in 1970, was infused with the optimism and vigor of second-wave feminism. It opened with Mary leaving a boyfriend for the big city — Minneapolis — and landing a job as a television producer. She tackled substantial issues like freedom of the press and sexism in the workplace. Sure, there were also jokes about her single status. And she and sidekick Rhoda were once so desperate for dates that they joined a club for divorcιes even though neither of them had ever been married. But the jokes came with a light-hearted confidence in Mary's future. Whether or not she married, her theme song promised, she would "make it after all."

Other single heroines of the past seem comparatively forward thinking today as well, including Murphy Brown, the reporter and single mom played by Candace Bergen, and even Helen Gurley Brown, whose 1962 best seller "Sex and the Single Girl" was the titular and thematic foremother to "Sex and the City." While Ms. Gurley Brown's flirt-to-get-what-you-want brand of feminism seems quaint today, she never confused her means with her ends. She didn't sit around sipping cosmopolitans, she became editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine.

It's no coincidence that these icons of single femininity are all journalists. In the early 20th century, journalism was one of the few careers open to women, and the expanding ranks of "girl reporters" inspired stereotype-defying single heroines: Rosalind Russell as an ace reporter in 1940's "His Girl Friday," Katharine Hepburn as a foreign correspondent in 1942's "Woman of the Year," not to mention that famed comic-strip journalist Brenda Starr.

By contrast, the heroines of "Sex and the City" are vapid, materialistic and hysterical. The show makes short shrift of their intellect, they have no causes, no families — with the exception of Miranda, who has a son — and their jobs (what little we see of them) seem to exist to enable office trysts. Like Candace Bushnell's columns in The New York Observer upon which the show was based, their lives are flattened backdrops for their dates, and their dates, like their shoes, are accessories — nice looking, often uncomfortable, and seasonal.

In part this is what makes them popular. They're a caricature of a complicated generation of women — myself included — now coming into our 30's: the daughters of women's lib. Born in the years that the Ivy Leagues went co-ed and abortion became legal, we've been raised on promises of equality, we've been blessed with opportunities and we've delayed marriage and motherhood longer than any other generation. We have the luxury, or so we may think, of taking feminism's gains for granted.

"Sex and the City" glamorizes this condition — but to what end? Lacking substance and dimension, defined by sex appeal and revolving around men, Carrie and her friends are stuck in a surprisingly old-fashioned, Jane Austenian trap: having failed to leverage youth and beauty into something more substantial, they are now in danger of becoming spinsters. Indeed, they are already there, according to a recent New York Times article that compared them to the sexagenarians of "The Golden Girls."

Before the series comes to an end, it would be gratifying to see Carrie and her friends grow up into something more than restless partyers, man-hunters and shoe-shoppers, and find something more enduring to glamorize: a cause, a family, a career that is more than a backdrop for sex, or even just a story worthy of the girl reporter's legacy. Something that broadens our idea of what makes a woman sexy. Something worthy of the feminism our mothers bequeathed us.

Catherine Orenstein is author of "Little Red Riding Hood: Uncloaked Sex, Morality and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale."

Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company

Edward
November 29th, 2003, 05:24 PM
A billboard that went up in Times Square (http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/) recently - featuring barely dressed adult film star Jenna Jameson - has some visitors wondering whether the Disneyfied district has become "porn again."

The three-story-tall sign, which sits over a topless club, shows the busty blond clad in microscopic scanties and poses the question: "Who Says They Cleaned up Times Square?"


http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_jenna_jameson_27nov03.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm)

TLOZ Link5
November 29th, 2003, 07:11 PM
You'll note that it's right above Lace, one of two remaining "gentleman's clubs" in Times Square.

Clarknt67
December 11th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Same corner - different model. Advertisement for Roca Wear on 1515 Broadway (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/1515broadway/default.htm) building in Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm).

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_sexy_roca_30aug03.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm)

I think that "different model" for rocawear is Mrs. David Beckam, also formerly known as Posh Spice.

emmeka
December 11th, 2003, 01:26 PM
Same corner - different model. Advertisement for Roca Wear on 1515 Broadway (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/1515broadway/default.htm) building in Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm).

http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_sexy_roca_30aug03.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm)

Yes, Thats Victoria Beckham.

They made this whole big thing about it in England because she was on a billboard in times square 'gasp'.

it was even on the news!

Presenter reads - "Today Victoria Becam went just that one step further and now has her own billboard in New york's Times Square, The supermodel, mom, and ex-singer-spicegirl says that she is thrilled to be so popular in The States. thats all from me goodnight" 'rustle with papers'

As far as I know, Not a lot of America Knows who she is.

maroualle
December 12th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Come over here, Britney, i got lots of.....tasty Pepsi for ya.

NoyokA
December 12th, 2003, 03:14 PM
perv.

ha ha ha ha.

emmeka
December 12th, 2003, 09:01 PM
No, thats from the 'me against the music' single, where madonna says;

Hey Britney, you say you wanna lose controll? Come over here I got something to show ya. Sexy lady, id rather see you bear your soul, if you think youre so hot betta show me what you got......etc....

I love madonna, and britney for that matter.

maroualle
December 13th, 2003, 04:38 AM
perv.

ha ha ha ha.

LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

emmeka
December 14th, 2003, 07:00 AM
I know that buildings are the last thing you think of when looking at this;
http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/times_square_jenna_jameson_27nov03.jpg

But look at those small brick buildings, IN TIMES SQUARE!, Im apalled that such a thing still exists there. Knock em all down. Build a skyscraper!

maroualle
December 14th, 2003, 07:23 AM
Oh God no, don't touch them: it's part of the history of da city.....

krulltime
December 14th, 2003, 11:38 AM
I wonder if those small buildings have other purposes other than just putting billboards up?...It makes you wonder...Whats going on in those buildings? :roll:

emmeka
December 15th, 2003, 07:37 AM
Quite frankly I wouldnt like to know.

TLOZ Link5
April 21st, 2004, 07:41 PM
Lest we forget how Britney and Pam, respectively, look without the modern miracles of makeup and photo retouching:

http://www.deansplanet.com/z/images/celebs/no_makeup/britneyspears.jpg
http://www.deansplanet.com/z/images/celebs/no_makeup/pam_2.jpg

MidnightRambler
April 22nd, 2004, 12:16 AM
:shock:

Kris
August 6th, 2004, 03:50 AM
http://rion.nu/v5/post/080604/IMG_6080lg.jpg

http://rion.nu/v5/archive/000536.php

asdf
September 6th, 2004, 06:20 PM
Times Square is nothing but an advertisement gallery.

Pottebaum
September 6th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Lest we forget how Britney and Pam, respectively, look without the modern miracles of makeup and photo retouching:

LOL--but not true. Are you telling me that every single other picture I've seen of those to hotties was using the 'modern miracles of makeup and photo retouching'? :P

TLOZ Link5
September 6th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Check the eyes, the contours of the face. Those are most definitely Brit and Pam. Doesn't help that Pam has Hepatitis C...

Edward
January 29th, 2006, 10:11 PM
Advertisement for Iron Jeans on 5 Times Square (http://wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/5xsq/).

http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/images/iron_jeans_ad_times_square.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/times_square/sexy_times_square.htm)

Edward
May 20th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Advertising Dolce & Gabbana in Times Square.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/506922503_22566736a9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudentas/)

lofter1
May 20th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Check the strategic placement of the ESPN Zone antenna dish ...

ablarc
May 21st, 2007, 07:25 AM
Lets see ... this is the new, family-friendly Times Square ... right?

All Disneyfied and squeaky-clean ... Correct?

ZippyTheChimp
May 21st, 2007, 07:35 AM
Check the strategic placement of the ESPN Zone antenna dish ...Lofter, you're a Dirty Boy.

ablarc
May 21st, 2007, 07:39 AM
^ Even works on grown-ups.

Merry
May 22nd, 2007, 09:33 AM
Check the strategic placement of the ESPN Zone antenna dish ...

Funny. ESPN...erogenous, sexy penis, now (...sorry!). Glad to see this thread isn't full of just chicks.

The_Other_White_Meat
May 31st, 2007, 02:00 PM
I always knew I loved Times Square, but I couldn't quite, er... PUT MY FINGER ON why. Let's hope I can "put my finger on it" in the future... :D

jjaaccoo
June 16th, 2007, 04:09 AM
Any idea where I might look to see photos of the era of the 60's-70's-80's
times square? The porn theatres, hookers?

Edit:

I found some cool old pics off this site, thanks.

Fabrizio
June 16th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Those Dolce&Gabbana guys are trendsetters ...so expect a rash of billboards featuring huge hairy arm pits.

MidtownGuy
June 16th, 2007, 09:22 AM
:D
gross

jjaaccoo
June 18th, 2007, 02:23 AM
Man O' Man.

ZippyTheChimp
June 22nd, 2007, 07:08 AM
Summer Solstice at Times Square

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9910/timessqsolstice01jw1.th.jpg (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=timessqsolstice01jw1.jpg)

Ninjahedge
June 22nd, 2007, 01:18 PM
Shouldn't that be properly titled "The dog days of summer" ;)

(PS, before I get yelled at: http://yoga.about.com/od/yogaposes/a/upwarddog.htm )

ablarc
June 22nd, 2007, 09:39 PM
Isn't carbon monoxide heavier than air?

Ninjahedge
June 25th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Isn't carbon monoxide heavier than air?


Um...yeah... :confused:

Are you saying that TS would not be the best place for doing things like this, that maybe the best place would be up on top of a building somewhere, or somewhere with, I don't know, less exhaust? ;)

ablarc
June 27th, 2007, 06:33 AM
Breathe deeply now ...

Aaah ... ! ...

Nothing like a good aerobic lungful of CO.

Ninjahedge
June 27th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Breathe deeply now ...

Aaah ... ! ...

Nothing like a good aerobic lungful of CO.

MMMMM!

Just like smoking while jogging!!! ;)

BrooklynRider
June 30th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Summer Solstice at Times Square

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9910/timessqsolstice01jw1.th.jpg (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=timessqsolstice01jw1.jpg)

Rupaul is leading yoga classes in Times Square?

MidtownGuy
June 30th, 2007, 01:34 PM
^lol
:D

Merry
November 9th, 2009, 06:33 AM
I hope it's OK to go south a bit to Soho.


"Some of us don't want to expose our kids to something like this - it's borderline pornography," said Carl Wilson, 55, an MTA worker from Queens.

I don't think there's anything pornographic about it. Just intentionally and appropriately sexy.

Kids are quite often more sensible, sophisticated and mature about this kind of thing than some adults. And so what if they're not. They'll mostly giggle and snigger and then move on. And truly innocent youngsters aren't going to be adversely affected or make a negative association because they're...innocent.

Teenagers unrealistically aspiring to look like the models is an issue, as with all advertising using (often airbrushed) perfect bodies.

I hope it brings a smile to those mature enough to enjoy it for what it is.



New SoHo Calvin Klein billboard with Eva Mendes in sheer lingerie has residents hot and bothered

By Joel Schectman and Samuel Goldsmith

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/11/08/alg_klein_ad.jpg
Calvin Klein billboard ad on Houston Street, featuring Eva Mendes.

A sexy new Calvin Klein billboard in the heart of SoHo is drawing the ire of some spectators - and lifting the spirits of others.

The underwear ad shows a sweaty, glistening Eva Mendes in sheer lingerie, tugging at the boxer briefs of a studly man.

The sultry billboard on Houston and Lafayette Sts. is one of a series of Calvin Klein ads that has raised eyebrows in the neighborhood.

"Some of us don't want to expose our kids to something like this - it's borderline pornography," said Carl Wilson, 55, an MTA worker from Queens.

"I think it's sexy as hell," said Carlos Gamez, 24, who works at the nearby Adidas store. "It makes me want to go out and buy some drawers like that. This one was way sexier than any before."

Calvin Klein pulled an orgy-themed ad in June after taking heat from neighbors and a Christian advocacy group. That billboard showed a teenage girl in a threesome with two young men - and another passed out nearby.

Fans of the sexy ads say the new one is hotter than any that came before.
"It looks great, this new one. It's more sexy then the ones before," said Pepito Patamine. 48, of Queens. "If they want to sell panties, it's perfect."

Calvin Klein has a long history of advertisements that push the envelope. They pioneered the "heroin chic" look in the 1990s with strung-out-looking models, complete with pale skin and dark circles under their eyes. A Calvin Klein television ad featuring Mendes was banned from American airwaves last year.


http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/11/08/2009-11-08_new_soho_calvin_klein_billboard_has_residents_h ot_and_bothered.html#ixzz0WMKoFHML

KenNYC
November 9th, 2009, 03:00 PM
What's up with bringing up all these threads that have been dead for years lately?

Anyway, maybe it's just me, but although I don't mind sexy advertising, I'm not really a fan of the way children are being sexualized in the media these days (taylor momsen half-naked in gossip girl at age 14 etc). I just don't really see how that part of it adds anything valuable to our community.

meesalikeu
November 27th, 2009, 04:16 AM
only about half of that pepsi ad is britney, the rest is photoshop.

Edward
February 7th, 2010, 03:53 PM
This billboard featuring in the snowstorm in Times Square video (http://wirednewyork.com/2009/12/snowstorm-42nd-street/).