New York City is all set to embrace the New Year by reviving the New Year’s Eve’s celebrations like the pre-coronavirus pandemic days.

The mayor of New York announced that “it will be limiting the number of people to witness the 6-ton ball drop at the times square. The 6-tom ball is said to be “encrusted with nearly 2700 Waterford crystals, descended above the crowd of about 15000 in-person spectators”

The number of people allowed to witness it live is far less than the tens of thousands of people who used to watch the ball drop from the famous Times Square along with the lights, hoopla and shower of confetti during the nation’s marquee new year’s eve event.”

“We are very excited to welcome back visitors to Times Square this New Year’s Eve,” said Tom Harris, the president of the Times Square Alliance. “Our goal is to have a safe and responsible event for the world to see.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who will relinquish oversight of the nation’s most populous city at the stroke of midnight, said the festivities at Times Square would “show the world that New York City is fighting our way through this.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio
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In order to have a safe and sound environment, the New York police department has announced the closure of several streets and roads, parking restrictions, and many other safety measures to ensure that the pedestrians are safe.

Starting from 4 am on Friday, Times Square will be completely closed for traffic. The nearby streets which will be closed are:

· Seventh Avenue, from 42nd to 49th Streets

· Broadway, from 42nd to 49th Streets

· 43rd to 48th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenues

· Southbound traffic on Seventh Avenue and Broadway from 38th to 59th Street (starting at 11 a.m.)

· 38th to 56th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenues (starting at 11 a.m.)

  • Northbound on Sixth and Eighth Avenues from 34th to 59th Streets
  • East of Ninth Avenue from 37th to 59th Streets
  • West of Fifth Avenue from 37th to 59th Streets

The celebration precautions will also affect the subway stations as well.

NYPD stated that no parking will be allowed in the following areas:

· All cross-town streets from 33rd to 59th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue  

· West side of 5th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets  

· West side of 6th Avenue, from 34th to 59th Streets  

· Both sides of 6th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets  

· Broadway between 37th to 59th Streets 

· 7th Avenue between 37th to 59th Streets 

· 9th Avenue between 41st to 43rd Streets 

· Both sides of 11th Avenue, from 34th to 39th Streets 

· Both sides of 8th Avenue from 37th to 59th Streets  

· 34th Street between 11th to 12th Avenues 

· 37th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue  

· 38th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 39th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 40th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue 

· 41st Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 42nd Street between 1st to 2nd Avenue 

· 42nd Street between 5th and 9th Avenue  

· 43rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue  

· 44th Street between 6th to 9th Avenue 

· 45th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 46th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 47th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 48th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue  

· 49th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 50th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· Both sides of 51st from 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 52nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue  

· 53rd Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 54th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 55th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 56th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue 

· 57th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue

New York police will be out and monitoring the event and will prohibit a lot of stuff not to be taken inside Times Square such as umbrellas, lawn chairs, backpacks, alcoholic beverages, and large bags.

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