New Year's Eve by the Numbers
6. 12 feet
The Times Square ball is 12 feet wide in diameter.
1907 was the year of the first Times Square ball drop.
8. 48 tons
Partygoers left behind 48 tons of garbage in Times Square last year.
9. 178 sanitation workers
Some 178 sanitation workers were required to clean Times Square after last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
10. 1° F
1917 was the coldest New York City New Year’s Eve on record. Attendees of the Times Square celebration partied in 1° F weather.