I encountered this one day during a normal commute to work through Time square.
A dreaded place it is. Mobbed with tourists, beggars, and walking advertisements.
Sometimes there are woman with their whole bodies completely painted. Sometimes there are break dancers putting on a really "Urban" show. And other times shiny cars are placed in the center of it all showcasing the newest models.
Often I wonder how many tourists have pictures of loved ones with me in the background with a watering can strapped to my backpack. Now that's amusing.