Being Elmo in Times Square

A day in the life of a Times Square Elmo posing for tips with tourists.

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, exits a subway station dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, carries the head of the Sesame Street character Elmo while he walks through Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, walks across an intersection dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo, in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, who works for tips dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo takes a lunch break in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, and dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo, buys food from a street food cart in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, gets dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo inside of a subway station in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, poses with children while dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo rests in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo, exchanges his tips for larger bills from a street food car vendor in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, poses with a woman while dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, stands amidst other people, all dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo, while they look to make tips for photographs in Times Square in New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, poses with women while dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, and dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo rests in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, looks to make tips for photographs while dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

  • Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, who dresses as the Sesame Street character Elmo, heads into a subway station after making tips for photographs in Times Square, New York � Eduardo Munoz / Reuters