Lots of people watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve, but if you're looking for something different to do, check out these ideas!
Brooklyn Bridge. You will ring in the New Year while watching fireworks from around the area -- in the past they have been able to see Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, Staten Island and New Jersey Fireworks, as well as the Empire State Building light show. Tour leaves from outside McDonald's Restaurant, 160 Broadway between Liberty and Cortlandt Streets. Tour registration begins at 9:45 p.m. and multiple tours will depart from 10:15-11:15 p.m. Pay $50 cash for the tour onsite, or pay $40 if you book online in advance. Children 6-12 are half-price. Children under 6 are free.