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Five ways to avoid a completely disappointing New Year's Eve

Five ways to avoid a completely disappointing New Year's Eve

Here's something you probably already know: New Year's Eve is the single most overrated holiday. It never lives up to the hype, you always end up too drunk and cabless, and then you spend days picking glitter out of your hair. NO MORE. This year, follow these simple rules to have a far less disappointing start to the new year.

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1. Set your expectations low. Real low. Think of this as a night out with friends where you all just happen to be wearing nice dresses and jackets. 
2. Pick one location and STAY THERE. Do not bar hop. Do not plan on leaving to a second location after midnight because you're "sure they'll be cabs free then." Just don't.
3. Stay in your own goddamn borough, or better yet, your neighborhood. It's not worth it to face the masses on the subway, trust me.
4. Don't even THINK about going anywhere near Midtown.
 And DEFINITELY don't consider heading to Times Square to watch the ball drop. Do you know what kind of shitshow that scene is? You have to get there at noon! There are no bathrooms! If standing on your feet for 14 hours and being sober and freezing is your idea of a good time, be my guest. Or you could always buy $400 tickets to sit in Olive Garden, where your ticket doesn't include bread sticks or even a guarantee you can see the ball drop.
5. Two words: house party. If it's your house, and not really a party, and more of you watching TV in pajamas and drinking champagne straight out of the bottle, even better.

Happy New Year, New York!



Ben Cooper S

Take this info. from a die hard New Yorker that was Manager of a Broadway Theater for 12 years. Everyone wants to start the New Year off with a bang (not necessarily literally, but it couldn't hurt either). Midtown NY city is the biggest nightmare you could ever imagine. Seriously crazy people everywhere. Humanity is at it's very worst. Cold, dirty, pushing and shoving, drunks everywhere, thieves and pick pockets, kids,  teens, and tourists everywhere. Try finding a bathroom (lol)! Police everywhere.( I think the #1 terrorist spot in the entire world.) STAY AWAY!

This article is great, and really tells it like it is. House parties are the best. Stay in your own neighborhood with close friends. Did I say STAY AWAY FROM TIMES SQUARE and MIDTOWN!!! Any place in the world is better than Times Square. Once you are standing somewhere, you can't move at all because police barricades keep you  there. It looks like a big party, but if anything happens, and the crowds start running, your life is in serious danger.

TV makes it look exciting and fun, but you see much more on your TV at home and be safe! If you go near that mess, don't say you were not warned what to expect. Have a safe, warm, happy New Year.

Mark W

absolutely right!  avoid Midtown!

Come party with us in Tribeca! 


The Cellar @ 22 Warren St. NYC 10007

4 hour open bar, and only 100 tickets being sold = only 100 seats = only 100 people drinking.

NO long waits for drinks

NO cramped space

Every guest gets a seat, at a table!

doors 9pm

show 10pm

http://www.ShakeRattleRollPianos.com for tickets & info!