New York City Prepares to Ring in 2021 a Little Different This Year

New York City Prepares To Ring In 2021 A Little Different This Year

( – New York City usually plays host to one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. Up to two million people normally gather in and around Times Square to watch one year tick away and another one begin. This year, of course, things will be very different.

“The Ball” will drop in Times Square this year, as it does every other year. However, officials have urged New Yorkers to remain at home and watch it on television rather than attending in person.

The celebrations will not be entirely remote. Authorities have allowed for 40 pods placed along the way for special invitees to observe the event.

COVID-19 restrictions have been the subject of much controversy in New York recently, with many in the city denouncing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) draconian restrictions on businesses. However, it should not surprise anyone that a gathering the size of New York’s usual New Year’s celebration would be discouraged. At a time when viral spread is rampant in the city, this seems like a sensible move.

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