I can Honestly say that I have been in New York and watched the ball drop in Times Square. I can also say that I stayed in Times Square on New Years Eve. But I ended up watching the ball drop from my Hotel Room on TV. There was NO WAY that I could see the ball drop live. There were so many people and it was so crowded that unless you left at 3:00 in the afternoon on New Years eve to stake you claim on a spot to see the ball drop and STAY THERE. You would not have been able to see it live.
So Folks if you are planning a trip to Times Square on New Years Eve, get your room 8 to 9 months a head of time. If your gaol is to see the ball drop, make sure you get with in eye distance of the ball by 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you plan on drinking, be prepared to look long and hard for a place to use a restroom AND bring LOTS of cash if you do. You will be expected to pay!!
I'm glad that I did it, but I won't go again. I need to go to New York in the Spring when the fashions are new and the attitudes are sweet.