Michael Richards -- Mobbed By Kramer Fans in NYC

11/10/2010 8:35 PM PST
It's been nearly 4 years to the day since his nuclear meltdown at an L.A. comedy club ... and Michael Richards is in higher demand than ever -- drawing Bieber-sized crowds last night in the Big Apple.

You gotta see it -- Richards rolled through Times Square with his lady friend cool as a cucumber ... and you won't believe how many people swarmed the "Seinfeld" star looking for autographs.