Hello all! I have heard great things about the Marriott Marquis and the Renaissance Times Square in regard to location for the ball drop on New Years. I know that the Marquis has ball drop rooms but aside from having those rooms, has anyone had the experience using either of these hotels to walk outside to watch or restaurants that they have eaten in to watch the festivities. I had seen the ball drop several times many years ago but not recently and will have my family with me. I would like to actually like to be on the street and I know that the Renaissance is right next to the ball. I would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks.