WATCH: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at Times Square Live Online (Free Live Stream)
New Year’s Eve Celebration Live Stream: People have gathered for a century in New York to ring in the New Year, and come Friday night, hordes of merrymakers will go into the streets of Times Square to party and watch the ball drop. But if you can’t get to The Great White Way, live streaming of the year-end festivities are available on several websites such as TimesSquareNYC.org, Livestream.com/2011, TimesSquareBall.net and EarthCam.
You can also rock the New Year with TV party shows, from the classic tandem of Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark on ABC to Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN. But It looks like NYC won’t get to ring in 2011 by seeing Snooki drop from a massive ball. MTV’s original plans had called for the 23-year-old Jersey Shore star to be placed inside the nearly 12,000-pound ball that would have been lowered in Times Square before the official countdown.
But fans of Ms. Nicole Polizzi need not worry. A similar scene will now reportedly be staged in New Jersey, where a giant ball with a lit “Snooki” sign has been unloaded in Seaside Heights, where season 1 and the upcoming season 3 of Jersey Shore were filmed.
Also, the Times Square Ball App (available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices), will stream a live video feed of the celebration in New York, offering six-and-a-half hours of festivities with no commercial interruption. The application is free. And the good thing is, it has Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook integration. The app is designed to “put you in the middle of the legendary New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square, no matter where you are in the world.”
Those heading to Times Square are reminded that no backpacks or alcohol is allowed and counter-snipers are stationed on secret rooftops, so please act accordingly.