The History of New Year's Eve in Times Square: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Three quarters of a million people crowd into Times Square, in New York, Dec. 31, 1949, to welcome in the New Year. (AP Photo)

Ringing in the New Year,” Cailey Rizzo, Mashable

NEW YORK CITYLocals may keep their distance, but the Big Apple's New Year’s Eve ball drop is as popular as ever.

In 1969, Jimmy Glenn opened his bar, Jimmy’s Corner, half a block from the cacophony of Times Square.

“I liked the spot,” Glenn says. “I had a gym on 42nd street, Times Square...

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