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Jeff Strauss

Ball to drop Dec. 31, 2013 in Times Square (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Organizers Making Final Preps For Big New Year’s Eve Bash In Times Square

Nearly 800 people have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the big event, which is expected to be watched by more than a million people in Times Square and over a billion worldwide.

12/30/2013

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