Times Square New Year's Eve Preparations 

Confetti tested, giant numerals in place, and a bedazzled ball ready for its 60-second descent at 11:59 p.m. 

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Safety Assurance 

Officials and organizers are prepared to welcome large crowds and ensure safety during the annual New Year's Eve bash. 

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Security Briefing 

Mayor Eric Adams assures there are "no specific threats" for the event, expecting tens of thousands in Times Square. 

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Star-Studded Performances 

Live acts from Flo Rida, Megan Thee Stallion, and LL Cool J, with appearances from Cardi B and other celebrities. 

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Return to Pre-COVID Levels 

In-person attendance expected to return to pre-COVID levels, despite slightly reduced foot traffic since the pandemic. 

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Security Measures 

Amid ongoing protests, police plan to expand the security perimeter, introducing a "buffer zone" to prevent disruptions. 

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Protests in New York 

Pro-Israeli marches have disrupted recent events; security forces are ready with canines, horseback patrols, helicopters, boats, and drones. 

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Past Threats 

Last year, despite no specific threats, a machete-wielding man attacked three police officers near Times Square during the New Year's Eve party. 

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Confident Preparations 

Times Square Alliance President expresses confidence in seamless preparations and a fantastic night. 

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Attendee Advice 

To those planning to attend, the advice is simple: "Come early." 

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