(DNAINFO) Nicole Levy | December 31, 2015 — First of all, you can hold the New York Times responsible for the Times Square ball drop.
All those tourists wearing diapersand clogging up Midtown this time of year to watch the ball drop in Times Square — you can blame the New York Times for that.
The New Year’s Eve extravaganza as we know it — including that sparkling ball that plunges as the old year ends — originated as a fete marking the paper’s move to its former headquarters at One Times Square. (Today, they’re at 620 Eighth Ave.)
Here are a few other things you probably didn’t know about the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.