New Year’s Eve 2012- Times Square


It’s 2012 that’s ending- not the world

New Year’s Eve is a bigger holiday than New Year’s day because it is such an amazing thing to know that we lived through one year an dare about to witness the new.  So many people started 2012 and many are no longer here, they have passed on. We are still here and while that is cause for celebration, let’s pause for a minute and be thankful we are still here.

Times Square- New York

Times Square in New York City is the place to be for every New Year’s Eve celebration.  There is just no place like it.  I am usually in church when the ball drops, but, you can still go to Times Square in the day and capture the feeling.  People line up in Times Square from early in the morning, as a matter of fact, if you want a good spot to see the ball drop, you need to be there around noon.  Follow me on Twitter and you will see the crowds lining up from early on Monday, December 31, 2012.

Times Square Museum and Visitor Center

In Times Square itself you are at the center of the world.  Everything is within a stone’s throw from Times Square.  So, how do you get there?  The best way to get there is by subway (A C E N Q R S 1 2 3 7).   If you are a visitor, go straight to the Times Square Museum and Visitors Center at 1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  The entrance is located at 7th Ave between 46th & 47th Streets, and you can call (212) 452-5283) if you have questions.  Another cool thing to note about Times Square is that there is free Wi-fi so just look for “Visitor Center free Wi-fi” and then connect your tablet or phone.  Times Square is just the happiest, busiest place on earth.

If you want to take in a Broadway show while in Times Square for New Year’s Eve 2012 celebration, look for the TKS Booth and get your tickets to Broadway shows.  In many instances you can get deeply discounted tickets for some of the most popular shows.  In addition, you can do shopping, go to nice restaurants, or just sit in Times square and enjoy all the excitement.  Make sure you have a camera, fresh batteries, and a bottle of water.  Enjoy Times Square.  If you found this helpful, spread the word through Facebook, Twitter and other similar sites, even My Space. Yes!


New Year’s Eve 2011- New York City

New York, New York

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Earlier today I was in Times Square, New York City. I arrived around 11:00 am and the crowd was already thick. The frenzy and the excitement in the air must be experienced. Times Square is really where the action is. The photos you see were taken in Times Square earlier today. The atmosphere was electric. You could purchase 2012 blinking plastic glasses for $5. There were also these little stools to sit on. The vendor demonstrated it, but I was not willimg to pay $15 for it. There was so much to see and do. If you have never been to New York City for New Year’s Eve, you’ve got to put it on ypour bucket list.

Ok! So after the ball drops where do you go and what do you do? You have a lot of choices right there in Times Square. Just around the corner you have Madame Tussaud, Believe It Or Not, and AMC theatre. They all are having parties with special guests. Also, there are many clubs, restaurants, and bars right in Times Square. If you are more adventurous, take the NY Waterway bus (free ride) to Pier 84 and you can board the Circle Line for a harbor cruise. Go on line and check if you need a ticket in advance.

If you are in Times Square you will have enough to keep you partying all night. Be safe! Have fun! Bring camera and wear comfortable shoes.

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By Heather Francis

The Rockefeller Christmas tree comes down on Saturday, January 7, 2012. If you have not seen it as yet, come to New York City and see it now. It is the most famous Christmas Tree in the world. Also, Macy’s at Herald Square has beautiful window displays that you can still see. Many stores on Fifth Avenue still have their holiday displays up, so there is really a lot to see. Of course, there is also a lot to do in New york city even without much money. Times Square is always a fun place to visit. You have Hershey, M and M, Cold Stone Ice-Cream, Toys R Us and so much more. So, bring your camera and come.

New Year’s Eve 2011: Photography Tips for Times Square

Happy 2012

Happy New Year!

Tonight is a great opportunity to take pictures. People are in happy and they’re having fun and you will get some great pictures. Be camera ready. Here are some tips to bear in mind.

Photography Tips

    1. Put in fresh batteries in your camera and carry back up. Use rechargeable batteries if you can and take your charger. Even in Times Square you can run into Starbucks or Marriott Marquis Hotel and get a quick charge, but you won’t get any batteries at that time.
    2. Have a camera bag to protect your camera from the cold (if coming to Times Square). No backpacks for Times Square tonight.
    3. If you have a digital SLR camera try to narrow your gadgets down to two lenses. A telephoto and a wide angle lens. That’s it. You won’t have time to change lenses as you could miss some shots. 4. Keep a small notebook to keep track of pictures you want to take (especially on a trip).
    5. Memory cards. Better to take two of whatever size, e.g. 2×4 GB or 2×8 GB
    They’re quicker to upload than 1-8 GB with 1000 photos.

    6. If you are by yourself, don’t be afraid to ask someone to take your photograph.
    7. Keep your camera on automatic unless you really are quick with your manual settings. You don’t want to miss important shots.
    8. Take lots of photos and have fun.
    9. Print them when you get a chance so you can see your handy work.

I know you know all of those things, but even a pro forget important things. I saw a photographer hired for an event with no rechargeable batteries and once the batteries died that was it.

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New Year’s Eve 2010 in New York City

Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010

Times Square on New Year’s Eve 2010

Hello People of the World! Hope you are doing great. Already it is 2011 in places like Australia. Happy New Year to you. For the rest of us we have a few more hours to go before 2011 and we need it. We need it to just wrap some things up and put them out of our lives so we can enter the new year as light as a feather. At the time of writing this we have about 9 hours to go. I have made my way into Manhattan and to take some pictures of Times Square. This is the center of the world. This is where you want to be on New Year’s Eve 2010. Nobody can throw a party like New York City. Make sure you put this on your bucket list. For me, there is absolutely no greater place to be on a day like this. Hope you will be joining us later on tonight as the ball drops and we say hello to 2011. Enjoy the pictures. These were taken between 1:30pm and 2:00pm. If you are coming, hurry up. The good spots are filling up fast. Take the subway as streets are already blocked off. Please leave your comments. Enjoy!
Happy New Year!

NYPD on the job

NYPD on the job

Where Is Everybody?

Where Is Everybody?

Party People

Party People

Are You Still Coming?

Are You Still Coming?

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year 2011

We're Waiting For You

We’re Waiting For You