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NYC’s Times Square a ghost town with no New Year's party

NYC’s Times Square a ghost town with no New Year's party
The typically wild street party, dating to the ball’s debut in 1907, gave way to a ghost town with no crowd to count down the seconds before the calendar flipped into 2021.

The last indignity of the deadly pandemic year came in Times Square, where New Year’s Eve revelers were barred from watching the ball drop at midnight for the first time in 77 years after COVID-19 forced cancellation of the massive annual celebration in the Crossroads of the World.” Seventh Avenue is mostly empty during what would normally be a Times Square packed with people in New York, late Thursday, Dec.Guests at five Times Square hotels were also told to stay indoors, and security measures included bomb-sniffing dogs and drones.Confetti lies on the street after the Times Square New Year's Eve ball dropped in a nearly empty Times Square early Friday, Jan.

31, as celebrations have been truncated this New Year's Eve due to the ongoing pandemic.[More New York] Two dead in New Year’s Day crash in Queens, driver runs off on foot p “It would have been great to ring in 2021 the New York way,” said disappointed Billy Merola, a Marine who came into Manhattan from Long Island only to be turned away.

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