New Years Eve

Dropping the ball: NYC ranks among worst places to ring in the new year

Around the world, all eyes will turn to Times Square, if only for 10 seconds.The tourist destination has become synonymous with New Year’s Eve. But its world-famous, 10-second countdown, complete with a crystal-studded ball, star-studded performances and plenty of confetti and bubbly, isn’t the...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:00am

Jenny McCarthy dishes on how she met her husband on New Year’s Eve

The vivacious Jenny McCarthy wears many hats, but on Dec. 31, she will be reporting live from Times Square for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the seventh year in a row. The evening will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and include performances from DNCE and the legendary Mariah Carey.For...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:00am

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philly

New Year’s Eve is a tricky night out, and while many spend it at big lavish parties that become an alcohol-filled blur, some might prefer pacing themselves and kicking off 2017 with a relatively clear head. Whether you want to party hardy or enjoy a delicious meal to the beat of the blues, Philly...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:11pm

Confess your sins of 2016 at The Diamond Bar on New Year’s Eve

Calling all sinners and beer drinkers!2016 was a bad, bad year. But maybe you were kind of bad, too?Related: 7 ways to ring in the new year in New York CityOn New Year’s Eve, Greenpoint craft beer hub The Diamond will transform its backyard gondola (which could double as a clutch make-out booth)...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:47am

Eat, imbibe and kiss 2016 'goodbye'

SUSHI DELUXEPABU, the new culinary crown jewel of the new Millennium Tower, will offer a tasting menu featuring Chef Benjamin Steigers’ most indulgent dishes — including the “Happy Spoon” oyster, Foie Gras Gyoza, Japanese A5 Wagyu and O Toro with caviar. There will be two seatings (5:30 to 6:45 p.m...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 8:58pm

7 ways to ring in the new year in New York City

This year has been, it’s pretty unanimously agreed, a trash fire. But celebrating New Year’s Eve has always been more about looking to the year ahead than commemorating the one about to be consigned to history. Say good riddance to 2016 by drinking, running, dancing, flirting, moping, masquerading...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:58pm

6 places to take the Polar Bear plunge in NY and NJ

If jumping into the ocean in the dead of winter wearing next to nothing sounds crazy, that's because it is.Yet hundreds of people along the East Coast do justthat every year.The annual tradition is called the Polar Bear Plunge, and usually these brave souls do it to raise money for charities, mark...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:49pm

New Year’s resolution mistakes most people make — and how to avoid them

We all start the New Year with the best intentions. But come May (OK, let’s be real, by February) those goals are forgotten. Life happens and other things come up. But if you are seriously determined to accomplish your resolutions — truly, really! — here’s how to get it done.Related: Elizabeth...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:30pm

Late start to resolutions

Better late than never.Normally, New Year's resolutions start on, well, New Year's, but for many New Yorkers, the Friday holiday pushed the start of their self-imposed suffering back a few days.An Upper East Side sports bar saw at least one patron delay his self-improvement program so he could...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 9:23am

Justin Bieber tongue-wrestles Hailey Baldwin in St. Barts for New Year's

It looks like Justin Bieber is hoping to kick off 2016 by putting to rest any of those other pesky dating rumors — like Kourtney Kardashian, or random teenagers on Instagram,or him trying to woo back Selena Gomez — because the Biebs rang in the New Year "sucking face" with additional rumored...

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 3:06pm

PHOTOS: Cities worldwide welcome 2016

2016 arrived with a display of enthusiasm and celebration as cities around the world welcomed a new year.First in Australia, 2016 spread westward, arriving last in the Americas. As the new year took hold in international metropolises, people partied.RELATED:Suspected terror plot prompts Rochester...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 5:57am

The $175 secret burger is ready to boogie for New Year's Eve

Did you wake up this morning and thinks — man, I'm going to treat myself to one extravagantly expensive and indulgent burger tonight?Well, it's New Year's Eve, so you probably should have. And lucky you, Harvard Square's Alden & Harlow is introducing a super, super extra version of their...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 9:49pm

Tools to keep your New Year’s resolutions on track

If chances are you’ll be spending January 1 hungover while simultaneously vowing to be healthier in the year to come, we hear you. New Year’s resolutions often get a bad rap, but the thing is, you can actually see your goals through — if you come up with a plan. Here, we break down five popular...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 9:30pm

Suspected terror plot prompts Rochester to cancel New Year's Eve fireworks

After the FBI said it arrested a New York man on terror related charges, the city of Rochester announced it was canceling its New Year's Eve fireworks.Initially, at 5:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve, the city itself tweeted a simple message, saying that the fireworks were "cancelled." A minute later, the...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:43pm

$1 million winning Powerball ticket sold at NE Philly gas station

Somebody in Philadelphia ought to feel like a million bucks today – because that's literally what they've just won.Pa. Lottery officials said in a statement that a winning $1 million Powerball ticket from the drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 30, wassold at a Sunoco station in Northeast Philadelphia....

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 3:32pm

Safe New Year's Eve on tap for Boston: officials

Boston officials Wednesdaypromised safety would be foremost for First Night celebrations on New Year’s Eve.At a time when terror attacks have cities on edge – NYC police recently contacted Boston after avague threat against the city via a 911 call, which has since been deemed not credible –...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 2:47am

National Hangover day is officially Jan. 1, because duh

A new national "holiday" has been proclaimed, New Year’s Day will henceforth forever be known as “National Hangover Day.”This day has of course always existed, but had yet to be named. We always knew Jan. 1 was the day when we’d wake up with a cold sweat and the urge to expel all our internal...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 2:07am

Lyft's top Boston drop-offs of 2015

Lyft, the ride-sharing company, on Tuesday released a year-end tally of the hot spots for riders in 2015.They call them the "Lyftie Awards,"and many of the winners are what one might expect: destinations right in the sweet spot of millennial allure and inconvenience via public transit.The company...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 1:14am

Jennifer Lawrence and the curse of the terrible New Year's Eves

Jennifer Lawrence seems like a fun-time party girl, sure, but even she has her limits. And those limits apparently include having a good time on New Year's Eve. To be fair, it's a lot of pressure. And that pressure is consistently too much for the "Joy" star and Amy Schumer bestie, to hear it from...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:06pm

The best jawns of 2015

Rachel Vigoda, Entertainment Editor:While pride should come from within — and who cares what New York thinks anyway, amirite? — it was pretty cool when the venerable New York Times ranked Philadelphia as No. 3 on its list of 52 places to go in 2015. The newspaper pointed to Philly’s lively outdoor...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 9:30pm