Despite Morning Explosion, All Broadway Shows Will Perform March 6

News   Despite Morning Explosion, All Broadway Shows Will Perform March 6
Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, and Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, announced March 6 that despite the small explosion in Times Square earlier in the day, all Broadway shows will perform this evening.

In a statement Tompkins said, "I'm happy to report that Times Square is bustling and open for business. New Yorkers are doing what they always do, which is to take things in stride and move on. Come see a show, enjoy Times Square, and carry on. All who live and work here are grateful for the rapid, thorough and professional response by the NYPD and federal authorities, and their commitment to keeping us safe. The best police department in the world is on the case, and that's good enough for us." St. Martin added, "We are glad to report that all Broadway shows are continuing on their regular schedules. And now is the perfect time to see a show, with so many offerings, and better availability due to the slower winter months."

According to the press release, all streets are open to traffic, and all subways and busses are operating on schedule. There will be additional NYPD and security presence in Times Square.

A military recruiting station in Times Square suffered minor damage early March 6; no one was injured. Anyone who has information about the explosion is asked to contact the NYPD at (800) 577-TIPS.

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