PODCAST: New Years Eve at One Times Square

The Times Square New Years Eve celebration would not be the same without One Times Square and its annual ball drop. But the quirky history of this sometimes abused building reaches all the way back to the naming of Times Square and its original tenent — the New York Times.

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The Bowery Boys: One Times Square

One Times Square, back in better days

The crowds of Times Square

The Nissin Cup of Noodles sign

Here’s what the last ball looked like:

Gothamist tracks the journey of the number 8 from this year’s 2008 New Years Eve ceremony


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