New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Exactly a year ago I had the chance to spend New Year’s Eve in the ultimate place to be on that night: Times Square, NYC.

I chose to buy tickets to Rosie O’Grady’s special party. For 400 US dollars (per person) I got a 3-course dinner, access to a cordoned sidewalk on 7th Avenue with unobstructed views of Times Square just seven blocks away and unlimited drinks for the night. It ain’t cheap, but if you are not ready to wait for hours in the cold (without access to any toilets…) to get a decent view of the countdown, ball drop and fireworks, it really is a strong option to consider! Prepare well in advance, as tickets sell out fast. You need to sign up for their newsletter and act quickly when you get the notification they start selling tickets (a couple of months before New Year’s Eve). Don’t expect any fine dining experience or trendy atmosphere though. The place is vast (3 different floors) and rather convivial than distinguished, with average quality food and drinks. But it gives quite a nice way to spend the special night and it’s mainly about the spot after all. Those few minutes before and after midnight on the sidewalk among the crowd, with a full belly (and most of all without unpleasant queuing) are priceless. You will certainly feel to be in the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

Happy New Year 2017 to everyone!

 

 Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square
Rosie O’Grady’s location near Times Square

 

Ringing in 2016 in Times Square
Ringing in 2016

 

NYE dinner at Rosie O'Grady's Times Square
NYE dinner at Rosie O’Grady’s

 

Rosie O'Grady's second floor on NYE Times Square
Rosie O’Grady’s second floor on NYE

 

Times Square empties as 2016 starts Times Square
Times Square empties as 2016 starts

 

A lot of garbage left... Times Square
A lot of garbage left…

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