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01.02.15 Aymann Ismail

Shortly after 2015 became official in New York City, a dance party popped up on the Lower East Side. A bicycle rigged with a mobile sound system provided beats while three dozen or so revelers boogied and partied on Ludlow Street, literally, as the middle of the street was treated like a dance floor. In […]

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Rhett Jones

Many pedicab drivers have quit since stricter regulations were put in place, but at least one is still doing it the old school way, ripping off tourists big-time. Ken Smith, 41, says that he and his family took a New Year’s Eve pedicab ride for 15 blocks and when they arrived at their destination, the driver charged […]

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12.30.14 Rhett Jones

If New Year’s Eve hasn’t been completely ruined for you by John Oliver, then you have plenty of options to party your face off. ANIMAL has put together a list of some of the best things to do on the last night of 2014. So check out all of your options below and start off 2015 […]

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12.31.13 Aymann Ismail

Times Square is already packed with revelers for tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebration, and the NYPD, as you might expect, is in full force. To get close to the hubbub, I had to travel underground through a subway station, as the only people being allowed in were ticket-holding theatergoers. The officers were split in their […]

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12.31.12 Andy Cush

For anyone  looking for a quick, last-minute reason not to head to Midtown for tonight’s New Year’s celebration, EarthCam has a helpful livestream of the proceedings at Times Square today. At the time of this writing–nearly 12 hours before the ball drops–it’s already a horrifying mass of people. (Photo: asterix611/Flickr) […]

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Andy Cush

Be prepared to shell out some serious cash if you plan on using the much-ballyhooed car-hailing service Uber to get home after your New Year’s Eve party tonight. New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog points to a notice sent to the company’s subscribers stating that it may charge a $100 minimum–before any time and mileage charges […]

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01.02.12 Bucky Turco

Lots of people kept one of New York City’s annual time-honored traditions alive by firing off their guns to mark the new year. For over an hour, after the clock struck 12, dozens of “shots fired” reports crackled over the NYPD’s Special Operations Division and Traffic channel, most of them in a row. Listen to […]

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Bucky Turco

On New Year’s Eve, Occupy Wall Street activists did what community leaders and business owners have been demanding for weeks, they removed the police barricades surrounding a major landmark in Lower Manhattan. But it was’t the bull that was freed, it was LIberty Plaza. […]

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Bucky Turco

On New Year’s Eve, Occupy Wall Street activists did what community leaders and business owners have been demanding for weeks, they removed the police barricades surrounding a major landmark in Lower Manhattan. But it was’t the bull that was freed, it was LIberty Plaza. […]

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12.30.10 Lauri Apple

You are more likely than the menfolk of every other American city to meet the woman of your dreams on New Year’s Eve (that’s tomorrow!). Even more likely than the men of Towson, Maryland, where single women literally grow on trees (like healthy, wholesome fruits!). […]

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