Special Report

New Year's Eve by the Numbers

Evan Comen

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6. 12 feet

The Times Square ball is 12 feet wide in diameter.

Source: The New York Public Library

7. 1907

1907 was the year of the first Times Square ball drop.

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8. 48 tons

Partygoers left behind 48 tons of garbage in Times Square last year.

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9. 178 sanitation workers

Some 178 sanitation workers were required to clean Times Square after last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

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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.