Times Square is a location in New York City's Manhattan. It serves as a major intersection but is famous as a hub for the Broadway theater district and entertainment in general.


Primary CanonEdit

In 1984, after the Containment Unit was shut down, the possessed Louis Tully wandered near the Embassy Theater and WienerWald Austrian Restaurant. He paused near the George M. Cohan Statue at the same time the released ghosts flew past Dana Barrett's balcony and caused an explosion.

During his second coming, Gozer manifested and marched to Times Square, again in the form of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. When the Ghostbusters defeated him, he exploded and his remains splattered all over the street below.

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Legion Mini SeriesEdit

In 2004, the Ghost Legion attacked several parts of New York City, including Times Square.

IDW Ongoing SeriesEdit

In the late 1970s, the ghost of Pappy Sargassi manifested at several branches of his Sargassi's seafood restaurant, including the Times Square outlets before settling at the Sedgewick Hotel. [1] Before the events of the "Displaced Aggression" incident, Rachel Unglighter was present in Times Square at 6 pm for unspecified reasons. [2] A few years later, the Ghostbusters confronted the Gozerian Terror Bear in Times Square after it caused severe property damage near the Weaver Theater. It was easily defeated with a few Boson Darts but as Ray Stantz retrieved his Megatrap from Ecto-1a, he was kidnapped by Idulnas.

The New Ghostbusters were called to "something hinky" in Midtown Manhattan. They trapped something in the Duffy Square section in the northern triangle of Times Square. At 6 pm, the Grendel manifested and chased after Janine Melnitz. Just after she trapped it, the Ghostbusters appeared after accidentally blowing up one of the Draugar. On New Year's Eve, Rodefhiri stood on the roof of the Times Tower and fed on children down below in Times Square by draining their ambient mental energy and adding it to his own Psychkinetic reserves. The Ghostbusters intervened and trapped him at midnight.

As the 101 Cadets neutralized Manhattan's Ley Lines with positively charged Psychomagnotheric Slime, a two-block perimeter was set up in Times Square and the two teams of Ghostbusters positioned themselves on two building rooftops parallel to each other in the likelihood they had be in pack range to wrangle the Bronx Spook from the dimensional breach. Abby Yates and Jillian Holtzmann drove the Ultimate Mobile Trap to Duffy Square and took their position. Abby activated the trap and it soon pulled the ghost through a breach from between dimensions but it resisted. They opened fire and finished pulling it through the breach. It took a swipe at the rooftop teams but was fully captured. However, the breach remained. In order to seal it and catalyze the separation of their dimensions, they crossed the streams on the breach and came nearly close to a full protonic reversal.

Times Scare!Edit

A Tommy-gun Ghost manifested in a toy store in Times Square and emitted bursts of ectoplasm in the form of bullets. The Ghostbusters were called in and deal with the ghost. After exchanging fire, the bust moved outside where the ghost took a reporter hostage. Peter trapped the ghost and saved the reporter, but she was drenched in slime.



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Ghostbusters: The Video Game

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  1. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.9). Paragraph reads: "Sargassi's ghost began to manifest at different branches of Sargassi's restaurants in the late 1970s, including the Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Times Square outlets, before finding a permanent home in the dining room of the branch located in the Sedgewick Hotel lobby."
  2. Entity Datasheet (2012).IDW Comics- "Issue #6" (2012) (Comic p.21).
  3. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 93 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Arrangements had been made with the familiar Times Square landmark to display the Ghostbusters news flash, but the shot had to be cancelled on the day of shooting due to rain. With their critically tight production schedule, particularly during the New York location shoot, the film crew was unable to return for the shot."
  4. Ghostheads United Des O'Gorman post 3/14/18
  5. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.49). Paragraph reads: "With so many revelers gathered in Times Square, Rodefhiri became so powerful that we needed to use more than one trap to capture him."


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