NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nearly 800 people will be hard at work the next few days to pull off one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve parties.
“We have to blow up the balloons that we hand out to people,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith. “We have to sort of stuff our little goody bags, and there’s still some build-out to be done on the main stages where people perform.
Tompkins added that the celebration has blossomed over the past decade. Ten years ago, “there was one three-minute performance,” he said. This year, there will be 11 major acts.