Times Square is one of our top ten favorite places. We made plans to to go to NYC Times Square Ball Drop, since we live so close by and most people within US and from all over the world wish they could see it at least once if at all possible in their lifetime. Even though there was a blizzard a week ago, the weather on New Years Eve was perfect. Drove to Jersey City, had an enjoyable dinner at one of our favorite places “Biryani House”, parked at journal square and took the shuttle to Manhattan 40th street. Then walked to 42nd street towards Times Square, it was packed and crowded and the weather was perfect in high 40’s. The funny thing was that some people were looking at a ball on top of Viacom International building and taking pictures like crazy thinking that it was the ball that is supposed to be dropped. So funny….we couldn’t stop laughing looking at that. Finallly reached Times square area. We and all people around, started counting 10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1 and when the clock struck 12 O’Clock, the ball dropped to the bottom with fireworks display and the year 2011 came on! but the weird thing is that the lights on the ball were never turned back on..hmmm…don’t know if there was an electrical malfunction or that’s the way it is supposed to be. The NYC cleaning crew started cleaning the confetti around Times Square immediately half hour past 12. Anyway we were having tons of fun walking through the crowd of a million people and stayed until 2:30 AM. We took subway back to Journal Square and drove to Parsipanny. Spent the New Years day visiting Sri Venkateswara temple and drove back home. It was worth a trip and we were fortunate enough to have great warm weather.
..Will have to wait another 100 years to see 1’s before and after..
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