Every Dec. 31, about a million people fill Times Square to watch the famous, glittering ball drop during the last 30 seconds of the year.
Despite the frequently frigid winter weather, they stand outside for hours from 34th up to 59th streets, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, to experience the dawn of a new year at the "Crossroads of the World."
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The MTA is altering service on New York City Transit and commuter rail lines for New Year's Eve celebrations.
To get to the annual end-of-year bash at Times Square, the MTA said to avoid taking trains directly to the 42nd Street station, which will have exits closed off during the annual ball drop. The MTA is urging riders to walk from stations at 57th Street or Columbus Circle to Times Square.
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New York will get a New Year's Twerkin' Eve in Times Square.
Before the ball drops, "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus will perform on ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" along with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Blondie and Icona Pop.
"You've got a sampling of everything that's happened culturally over the last year," said Times Square...Read more »
Again we resolve to eat better and less, save money, stop smoking and be nicer to our colleagues and loved ones -- or get some colleagues and loved ones.
But while 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions, only about 8% are successful in long-term change, according to University of Scranton data excerpted on Statistic Brain.
We up our odds of success, though, if we are approach our...Read more »
On New Year's Eve, most real New Yorkers avoid Times Square like the plague and prefer to not pay twice as much to eat at the same restaurants they can visit the other 364 nights of the year. That leaves concerts as a good option for locals looking for a party. As usual, choices abound, from classic rock legends and jam bands to dance parties and hip-hop. Here are 10 highlights:...Read more »
Happy new year! Ring in 2014 at one of these hot parties around New York City.
Brooklyn Winery Attention, wine lovers: Williamsburg oenophile fave Brooklyn Winery is hosting a soiree with a four-hour open bar (including the spot’s wine, as well as beer and cocktails), appetizers and tunes spun by DJs. $200, 213 N. Eighth St., Williamsburg, 347-763-1506, bkwinery.com
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Party with the stars this New Year's Eve.
A bevy of celebs are ringing in 2014 by hosting and performing at open-to-the-public bashes around the Big Apple.
Two big names in music, Macklemore and the Swedish pop duo Icona Pop, are performing in Times Square as well as appearing at swanky soirees elsewhere in the city
Macklemore is hosting a party at Meatpacking District hotspot...Read more »
For New Year's Eve, it's all about making a night out on the town the best it can be. For some, it's a party with hundreds of people. For others, a happy new year is a home-cooked meal on the couch with your loved ones. For us? Well, it's a fantastic dinner, with cocktails, wine, champagne and dessert!
Here are our picks for where to dine on New Year's Eve:
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'Tis the season for New Year's Eve parties! But playing bartender can be one of the most difficult parts of throwing a party, particularly without any guidance. To help you learn the ropes, we've asked the experts to chime in on how to keep the party (and the libations) going strong.
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Mixologist: Jack McGarry
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