New Year's Eve Events: 2018 Guide - expect street closures around Times Square
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
From Times Square - The Official Website
From approximately 3pm on December 31 until approximately 2am on January 1, the streets around Times Square (42nd Street to 47th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue) are closed to traffic (automobiles and pedestrian). The closures can also go north to Central Park and south of 42nd Street to streets north of 34th Street. Be prepared to make detours around this area.
Revelers are directed by the NYPD to gather in separate viewing sections. As one section fills up, the revelers are directed by police to the next viewing section. As the evening progresses, revelers continue to fill the Times Square neighborhood along Broadway and Seventh Avenue moving uptown from 43rd Street to as far as Central Park.
If you will be going to Times Square to view the ball drop and entertainment, you should expect to stay in your spot for the entire evening. There are no food vendors or bathrooms available in the area. If you leave your spot you will not be able to go back to it. No alcohol is permitted in the area, and be prepared for security searches. The NYPD usually does not permit backpacks, chairs or large bags at events such as this.
Drivers as a general rule should expect increased checks for driving under the influence of alcohol, and there may be additional security checks.
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