New levels of security are being added to Times Square to protect the more than 1 million people that police expect to celebrate the New Year’s Eve ball drop tonight, CBS NEW YORK reports.
“People will be safe on Monday, and they should feel safe, too,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.
Officials have announced that thousands of police officers will be on patrol as people flood into Times Square to watch the festivities.
Workers finished installing the 12,000-pound ball’s crystal paneling ahead of the big night. A day after testing the confetti, in which there will be more than 3,000 pounds released on Monday night, officials gave the ball a spin, just to make sure everything is ready.