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story.lead_photo.caption Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square — the Crossroads of the World — debuted in 1904. The inaugural bash commemorated the official opening of the new headquarters of The New York Times. Longacre Square, which surrounded the Times Tower, was renamed Times Square.

On a walking tour of Times Square, something supercalifragilisticexpialidocious happened. With the guide at my side, I was strolling along the streets without causing any casualties. No banging into clumps of tourists or wiping small children off my shoe. It was as if the guide, a Mary Poppins in a Yankees cap, had cast a spell, clearing the Great White Way for our party of two.

"A Rockin' New Year's Eve"

Highlights from New Year's celebrations in New York City's Time Square. (By Lee Hogan)
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Travel, Pages 46 on 12/30/2012

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