Happy New Year! 2014 and a history of New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Posted on January 2, 2014. Filed under: American history | Tags: , , |

Welcome to another year!

We at the HP can’t take credit for any original research on this post, but happily pass along the history of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York from the people who give the location its name–the New York Times. Click here and scroll down for a wonderful video history.

(And note that the proprietors of the former site of New Year’s Eve in the city, Trinity Church, were happy to see the party move uptown because it was too raucous and violent—the same complaint the Massachusetts Puritans had about holidays in general 300 years earlier.)

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