It was New Year’s Eve, and the celebration at Times Square in New York City was cut back for the second time in a row on Friday night due to the coronavirus. However, optimism for 2022 remains.
Officials from the city and NYPD brass had limited the crowd to 15,000 to attend the midnight ball, a long-running tradition that typically draws more people.
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The usual crowds on the streets of Midtown Manhattan included people who arrived early.
“I’ve been waiting since 2:45 p.m.,” Henry Brown aged 57, who lives in Manhattan reported to The New York Post.
Participants were required to present proof of vaccination, as the Post said.
“They checked my vaccination card four times,” Bryce Steven 25, 25, from Albany, New York, reported to the paper. “It’s good, though. It means they care about us.”
It was a good day for the Big Apple was experiencing mild winter weather with temperatures hovering around fifty degrees when the time approached midnight. In other years, we have experienced less pleasant conditions.
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All across all across the U.S., other events were being planned in a variety of cities, which included Nashville, Tennessee, site of Fox’s “All-American New Year” celebration. Pete Hegseth, Rachel Campos-Duffy and others were the hosts from the renowned Wildhorse Saloon located in Music City.
In addition, Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo and Fox Nation host Abby Hornacek reported on the scene from New Orleans’ French Quarter and Fox News congressional correspondent Aishah Hasnie was on Folly Beach Charleston, S.C.. and Fox Business correspondent Madison Alworth was watching revelers welcome the new year in Tampa, Florida.
Fox News’ Cortney O’Brien wrote this story.