After Mayor Bill de Blasio convened a task force to look into the costumed characters in Times Square, another group is being created to investigate similar issues around the city.
Costumed characters can be found in other popular tourist spots including Coney Island and The Battery.
People dressed as characters like Minnie Mouse and Spider-Man pose with tourists in exchange for money, but the city is taking a closer look following the appearance of topless, painted women in Times Square who are doing the same.
"I think that there should be some crackdown, I don't know what the solution is, but it's really not friendly, and it gives them the wrong idea, I think that tourists think that, 'Oh, well this is just part of what the city supported', but it's not and they really, really get aggressive, especially when tourists don't want to pay," said one New Yorker.
The mayor wants to hear back from the Times Square-focused task force by October.
A City Hall spokesman says the subgroup will include Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Mark Treyger and State Senator Diane Savino and will operate on the same timeframe of the broader task force.