As usual, New York’s Times Square is the center of everything New Year’s Eve. Of course, many will crowd around their televisions at 11:59 on December 31, 2013 to simultaneously count down to 2014 with the rest of the world sans the crowds and freezing temperatures. In Times Square itself, not a New Yorker will be seen who isn’t actually working in the area. New Year’s Eve in Times Square is an event that scares them off as over one million people from around the world come early in the day in order to secure a spot with the best view of the ball dropping at midnight. But thanks to an announcement by TOSHIBA VISION on December 27, 2013, this year’s event will be even more global.
This year from 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. eastern time, there will be the TOSHIBA VISION screen on top of One Times Square and six other LED screens throughout the area. On these screens, there will be New Year’s Eve themed content, live and prerecorded videos of Miley Cyrus, Blondie, and other celebrities. Even more special for this year will be the "countdown to 2014" in fifteen cities worldwide. The “countdown to 2014” will start at 9:59 a.m. in Tokyo.
If people are brave enough to go see the famous ball drop on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, it is strongly recommended to get there early. Don't bother dressing up in anything brand new or anything resembling a prom dress. By the end of the night, feet will be tired and much of the rowdiness that will take place will resemble something only seen in spring break videos. For those who wish to ring in 2014 with current technology without the cold and crowds, check out the Times Square web cam to watch live video coverage of Times Square including the ball drop.