For the first time in 114 years, there will be no crowd in Times Square to cheer the famed New Year’s Eve ball drop.
In the latest COVID-19-induced blow to Big Apple traditions, officials announced major changes to the annual event Wednesday — saying that while the ball will still drop, the usual packed celebration will be a no-go.
“One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” said Tim Tompkins, the president of the Times Square Alliance, in a news release.
“But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences – still in development — will take place in Times Square.”
Read more at NY Post.