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 >>

The Numbers Heading to Times Square: 2-0-2-4

The famous ball drop on New Year’s Eve requires a lot of advance preparation, and it’s taking place right now. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/18/nyregion/times-square-2024-new-years-eve.html James Barron Original Source: NY Times >>

Suspect in New Year’s Eve Attack on Police Is Charged With Federal Crimes

Trevor Bickford was already facing state charges stemming from an assault on three New York City officers near Times Square. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/10/nyregion/trevor-bickford-federal-terror-charges.html Benjamin Weiser and Ed Shanahan Original Source: NY Times >>

Times Square Suspect Wanted to ‘Carry Out Jihad,’ Prosecutors Say

Trevor Bickford on New Year’s Eve attacked three police officers because he considered government agents and men of military age legitimate targets, authorities said. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/nyregion/times-square-jihad-suspect.html Jonah E. Bromwich and Mihir Zaveri Original Source: NY Times >>

Three Injured in Machete Attack on Police Near Times Square

The police say a 19-year-old man struck two officers before the police opened fire, hitting him in the shoulder. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/01/nyregion/times-square-machete-attack.html Eduardo Medina, Matt Stevens and Jin Yu Young Original Source: NY Times >>

Day 31: How The Times Started a Beloved Tradition, in 10 … 9 … 8 …

A brief history of the Times Square ball drop, a New Year’s rite with journalistic beginnings and a dynamite origin. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/31/style/times-square-ball-drop-history.html Jennifer Harlan Original Source: NY Times >>

When the Times Square Ball Drop Began at Midnight

Nowadays, the ball drop is a countdown, ending at the stroke of midnight. But it used to work more like a starter’s pistol. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/30/nyregion/times-square-ball-drop-midnight.html James Barron Original Source: NY Times >>

Eric Adams Becomes New York City’s 110th Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City was sworn in at a pared-down ceremony in Times Square shortly after the iconic New Year’s ball drop. Mr. Adams takes office as a new wave of coronavirus infections sweeps the city, driven by the Omicron variant. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000008142369/eric-adams-new-york-mayor-times-square.html Reuters Original Source: NY Times >>

Times Square New Year’s Eve Party Is Scaled Back as Omicron Spreads

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on the same day New York reported its highest recorded daily coronavirus case total ever. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/nyregion/times-square-new-years-eve-party-covid.html Karen Zraick Original Source: NY Times >>