N.Y.C. Officials Reassure Revelers Ahead of New Year’s Eve Festivities

Amid near-daily protests in the city, officials said there were “no specific credible threats” related to the annual ball drop in Times Square. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/29/nyregion/new-years-eve-times-square-security.html Hurubie Meko Original Source: NY Times >>

Jailed Putin Critics in Russia Offer New Year Messages

Seasonal greetings from imprisoned opponents offered counterprogramming of a sort to the traditional end-of-year speech from President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/01/world/europe/putin-critics-russia-new-year-messages.html Anton Troianovski Original Source: NY Times >>