After learning about the shenanigans repeatedly happening in Time Square’s “Activity Zone” characters, HQ decided that in his first day on the job he will figure out where, what, how, and when.

Richie HQ Washington is the Bronx Superhero.

characters charactersLast summer, the city created “activity zones” in Times Square, restricting costumed characters who seek tips to designated areas. Over the past two weeks, we walked around the plaza to see how things were going. We observed that some of those dressed as pop culture icons or crime-fighting superheroes skirted the law now and then, stepping outside the restricted areas.

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 28: Costumed street performers pose with tourists for tips in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. In the latest incident involving the often aggressive characters, a man dressed as Spider-Man allegedly punched an officer in the face over the weekend following a dispute with a woman over a tip, police have said. The Times Square Alliance is now calling for strict licensing of costumed street performers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)