Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year's Eve

NYPD Outlines Security Measures for New Year's Eve

NYPD Outlines Security Measures for New Year's Eve

Like last year, the NYPD is embedding detectives in hotels around Times Square in an attempt to thwart a potential attack like the one in Las Vegas last year in which a gunman shooting from a hotel room killed 59 people at an outdoor country music festival.

Who's performing: Look out for performances from Christina Aguilera, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Post Malone, New Kids on the Block, Halsey and more.

TV watchers can join in the celebration by tuning in to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, which airs on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

The 10th annual webcast will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop ...

About a billion people each year tune in from around the globe to see the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball drop just before the stroke of midnight, a tradition steeped in over a century's worth of history.

She says this year's rain isn't bad compared to past years, when the temperature was below freezing.

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"I was here a year ago and loved it so much I had to come again", Duke said. But New Yorker Brie Dunn, 22, said being there "was like a true state of pure bliss and unity and love". "That's what I hope for in 2019 and all the years to come". Plastic ponchos were allowed, with street vendors selling them for $5 on nearby avenues.

According to The Associated Press, cops plan to use a quadcopter to keep an eye on partygoers and help them respond to any trouble before it gets out of hand. "I thought that was a flawless way into the new year".

Umbrellas are banned for security reasons.

"You have to come here in person", she said before applying lipstick and asking a stranger to take her picture on her cellphone.

People who arrive early enough to grab a standing spot in Times Square itself may have a good view of the stages where the entertainers perform. So every year, a few restaurants in the square make deliveries.

Shivaraj said she had a serious medical operation this year and that she and Bobby are planning on starting a family soon, making this New Year's Eve a flawless chance to do something adventurous.

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