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    New York City CANCELS 2021 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop for First Time Over Coronavirus
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    New York City has put an end to their annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, making the event 100 percent virtual, Your Content has exclusively learned.

    A scaled back and socially distanced live production is still being determined. Only a handful of tickets will be allocated for celebrities, New York leaders and their pals as citizens watch from afar.

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    “People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic Ball Drop. I commend the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties, and Countdown Entertainment on finding a safe, creative and innovative way for all of us to continue to celebrate this century old-tradition. A new year means a fresh start, and we’re excited to celebrate,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

    “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, which co-produces the event with Countdown Entertainment.

    “Because any opportunity to be live in Times Square will be pre-determined and extremely limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be the opportunity to participate virtually wherever you are. Because more than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings,” Tompkins added.

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