IN THE SPOTLIGHT
New Year's Eve Wishing Wall in Times Square

It's no surprising thought that The New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square has been the highlight of NYE in New York City. Tourists from around the world come to witness this monumental event and even locals partake in the nights annual festivities! For over 100 years, the welcoming of the New Year has been broadcasted to billions of people and has become more than just an iconic event.

Whether you'll be there to see it drop live, watching it on television, or partying the night away, Times Square can hold a piece of everyone when the clock strikes midnight. With that said. the Times Square Alliance allows people to write their wishes, dreams, hopes, and thoughts on pieces of official Times Square New Year’s Eve confetti. These wishes will be posted on the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall located in the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center which is open 7 Days a week from 8AM - 8PM. There's also a Virtual Wishing Wall that allows you to submit your wish online if you can't make it! The wishes are collected at the end of the year, and added to the one ton of confetti that dances down on midnight onto the masses gathered in celebration of the New Year. I mean, how great is NYC?

TIMES SQUARE
Everyone's Invited!

This week, the Times Square Alliance announced the details of their summer kickoff event, the 18th annual Taste of Times Square. This outdoor food and music festival will feature international cuisine from a variety of New York’s top restaurants, which will be accompanied by multiple acclaimed street-performing acts.

DAILY BITES
Sidewalk Cafes Are Coming to Times Square

Talk about a crowded restaurant with a view!

Sidewalk cafes, complete with waitstaffs, tents, and delivery may premiere in New York's bustling epicenter this summer.

The Times Square Alliance has issued two requests for food service proposals in the public plazas, currently filled with red chairs and tables. Responses are due on April 15. Up to five vendors are expected to take orders and serve food to Times Square's hungry visitors. Restaurants in Times Square may even deliver straight to your table.

Imagine: eating unlimited Olive Garden breadsticks without even leaving the Square.

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