A temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit as the ball dropped made the welcoming of 2018 the second-coldest New Year’s Eve on record in the Big Apple.
The glittering crystal ball dropped with a burst of confetti and dazzling fireworks as revelers said goodbye to 2017.
With much of the East Coast experiencing a recent snap of frigid, Arctic weather, the traditional celebration was less crowded than in past years. Some of the metal pens, usually packed with people, were only half-full.
Some revelers, bundled up in hats, gloves, face masks and numerous layers of clothing, jogged to keep warm, others bounced and danced. Some stood and shivered.
But those who showed up were there to watch the traditional drop of a Waterford Crystal ball down a pole atop 1 Times Square. (Read more from “A New Year’s Eve to Remem-Brrrr in New York” HERE)