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Millions celebrate New Years Eve with NIVEA hats in Times Square on December 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Nivea)

Crowds Gather In Times Square For New Year’s Eve Celebration

More than one million revelers are expected to gather at the Crossroads of the World for the the big event, which is also expected to be watched by over a billion people worldwide.

12/31/2013

Times Square New Year's ball goes back atop One Times Square (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Massive Sparkling New Year’s Eve Ball Hoisted Back Atop Its Perch On One Times Square

There was a countdown and cheering as the massive ball made its ascent. Well above the crossroads of the world, the ball featuring 32,256 LED lights will continue its light show throughout the new year.

01/03/2013

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Test Drop (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

A Look Back At The History Of The Times Square Ball Drop

At the time of the first New Year’s celebration in Times Square, Theodore Roosevelt was president, the New York Yankees were still known as the New York Highlanders, and it had been less than a decade since Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the eastern Bronx had been annexed to New York City.

12/31/2012

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Test Drop (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Test Drop Done, Police Stake Out Positions As Countdown To New Year’s Begins

The ball is comprised of nearly 2,700 Waterford crystals and 32, 256 LED lights and weighs 12,000 pounds – nearly six tons.

12/30/2012

The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown, at Times Square on December 19, 2012.  (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Optimistic About ‘Unlucky’ 2013

When asked whether the unlucky number of 13 in the coming year was something to be concerned about, a resounding 97 percent of respondents answered, ‘who cares.’

12/30/2012

Confetti

Confetti Ready To Go For New Year’s In Times Square

The New Year’s confetti that blankets Times Square at the start of every year has been put to the test, and is now ready to go airborne.

12/29/2012

Daisy, from Brooklyn, getting rid of her medical records related to her bronchitis (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Saying Bye, Bye To 2011′s Bad Memories At The 5th Annual ‘Good Riddance Day’

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment invited people to the Crossroads of the World to shred, dump and pulverize their bad memories from this year on the fifth annual “Good Riddance Day.”

12/28/2011

Taio Cruz  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Cruz To Perform ‘Imagine’ During New Year’s Celebration

Multi-platinum recording artist Taio Cruz will perform his own hit, “Falling in Love,” as well as one of John Lennon’s – “Imagine” during the Times Square New Years’ Eve celebration.

12/10/2010