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Security around NY's Times Square tightened due to terror attack threats ahead of New Year's celebrations
In the light of suspected terror attack threats on New Year's celebratory events, the security around Times Square in New York has been tightened. The police and security agencies have been put on high alert to ward off any untoward incident in and around Times Square.

The Times Square New Year's Eve celebration is a crowed event and is one of the most watched events in the media globally. For the last the few years, almost one million revellers have been flocking the event full of LED screens, ball drop and much awaited star-studded concerts.

The New York Police Department and security agencies have geared up in a big way to ward off any violent incident at the Times Square this time.

On the New Year's Eve at the Times Square another prominent is the 'ball drop' event. During the event, the ball descends 43m in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 pm ET. The ball comes to rest at midnight to herald the New Year. The event site is marked by live entertainment and scintillating performances by noted musicians.

The Times Square Ball, which a time-ball located on the roof of a building, also signals the display of fireworks in US to welcome the New Year. As a public event at the Times Square, the New Year's festivities and ball drop are broadcast on television to be watched worldwide.

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