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42nd Street McDonald’s in Times Square is closed forever

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42nd Street McDonald's in Times Square is closed forever

McDonald’s is closing its former four-storey flagship on West 42nd Street in Times Square, The Post has learned.

Opened 17 years ago, the food stall – whose entrance is lit with 7,000 tent lights like the Broadway theater – was scheduled to serve the last Big Mac on Tuesday, company officials confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the company based in Oak Brook, Illinois called the closure of the restaurant “a difficult decision,” although she insisted it was not linked to the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated haunted tourists like Times Square for months.

“McDonald’s regularly reviews its restaurant portfolio to make the best decisions for our business moving forward,” a spokeswoman told The Post in a statement.

The fast food chain uses a 17,500 square foot mecca burger to test new menu items and touting its financial results to Wall Street analysts, according to its first operator, Irwin Kruger.

“We launched national programs in the store such as a salad program with Paul Newman, World Children’s Day and Sanitary [free] WiFi, “Kruger said.” The store is in McDonald’s annual report. “

In 2003, presenter Diane Sawyer worked behind the desk for a day for a story on ABC “Good Morning America.”

But its flagship status ended last year when the largest restaurant company in the world opened an ultra-modern, all-glass restaurant a few blocks away on 1530 Broadway.

Located in the former Toys R Us store, the new McDonald’s has 18 self-ordering kiosks – and only five cashiers – as well as multi-level banquets and table service.

Management has even considered hiring a new luxury flagship for private events, including as a destination for New Year’s Eve because of its views on ball-dropping at Times Square, sources said.

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“We look forward to continuing to serve our customers on McDonald’s main vessels on 45th Street and Broadway and in neighboring communities,” the spokesman said.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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