New Year's Eve in Times Square - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

New Year's Eve in Times Square

Posted: Updated:

JENNIFER PELTZ and VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of revelers crowded into New York City's Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in the start of 2013.

The festivities joined a slew of others around the globe, from fireworks in Sydney and Hong Kong to the first public countdown in years in Myanmar.

New York City's countdown was the first in decades without television host Dick Clark, who died in April. One of the crystal panels on the ball was engraved with his name.

Some concerns from 2012 linger — even in Times Square, some revelers checked their cellphones to keep up with news of lawmakers' efforts to skirt the fiscal cliff combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts that threatened to reverberate globally.

Hours before New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Rockettes help usher in the new year, Times Square was teeming with revelers wearing plastic "2013" glasses and snapping photos.

Organizers say an estimated million people were expected to cram the district to see the ball drop and countdown to 2013.

The ball is covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and illuminated by more than 32,000 colored LEDs.

Security was tight.  Along with an army of uniformed and plainclothes officers, police inspected vehicles, enforced a ban on alcohol and checked handbags.

Police stressed there were no specific terrorism threats related to the celebration.

NY hospital celebrates its first baby of 2013

Not long after the champagne corks started popping and confetti was tossed into the air, a Brooklyn family welcomed a new addition that was a local hospital's first baby of 2013.

New York Methodist Hospital says that Jungmin Oh and Benjamin Brown of the borough's Park Slope neighborhood became the parents of daughter Gena at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday.

The baby weighs 7 pounds, 2 ounces and is 19.5 inches long.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • New York's microbrew industry growing

    New York's microbrew industry growing

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:25:22 GMT
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:58:41 GMT

    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


  • Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:07 GMT
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Woman's Body found During Search

    Woman's Body found During Search

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:28:47 GMT
    The body of a female has been found in North Harris County after a woman was reported missing in Houston over the weekend.The body was found on the 15,000 block of Bammel North Houston.The remains have not been identified but we arr told the body is female and there is an ongoing search effort to find a 43-year-old missing woman in northwest Harris County.Authorities say a man walking a dog found the body wrapped in a blanket off Concrete Drive.Texas EquuSearch volunteers were in the area loo...
    The body of a female has been found in North Harris County after a woman was reported missing in Houston over the weekend.The body was found on the 15,000 block of Bammel North Houston.The remains have not been identified but we arr told the body is female and there is an ongoing search effort to find a 43-year-old missing woman in northwest Harris County.Authorities say a man walking a dog found the body wrapped in a blanket off Concrete Drive.Texas EquuSearch volunteers were in the area loo...
  • Controversial Crude Oil Hits Texas Coastline

    Controversial Crude Oil Hits Texas Coastline

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:16:04 GMT
    Controversial crude off the Texas coast is causing quite a stir all around the world. The U.S. Coast Guard has given the Kurdish tanker carrying crude thego ahead to start unloading the oil. The ship is 60 miles off the Texas coast and won’t come any closer because it’s too large to fit into the port but here’s why the crude is controversial, it’s coming from the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Iraqi officials are warning everyone in the world anyone who buys this oil is “purchasing stolen goods”.“...
    Controversial crude off the Texas coast is causing quite a stir all around the world. The U.S. Coast Guard has given the Kurdish tanker carrying crude thego ahead to start unloading the oil. The ship is 60 miles off the Texas coast and won’t come any closer because it’s too large to fit into the port but here’s why the crude is controversial, it’s coming from the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Iraqi officials are warning everyone in the world anyone who buys this oil is “purchasing stolen goods”.“...
  • Jury to decide fate of cop killer

    Jury to decide fate of cop killer

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:13:11 GMT
    The jury head closing arguments in the punishment phase of the capital murder trial of Harlem Lewis .District Attorney Devon Anderson started by challenging the jury.. Challenging them to send convicted killer Harlem Lewis to death row. "We need you to do your duty. We need you to do your duty as a citizen of this community.She called Lewis a remorseless killer for shooting Bellaire Police Cpl. Jimmy Norman and business owner Terry Taylor after afar chase Christmas Eve 2012. She said people l...
    The jury head closing arguments in the punishment phase of the capital murder trial of Harlem Lewis .District Attorney Devon Anderson started by challenging the jury.. Challenging them to send convicted killer Harlem Lewis to death row. "We need you to do your duty. We need you to do your duty as a citizen of this community.She called Lewis a remorseless killer for shooting Bellaire Police Cpl. Jimmy Norman and business owner Terry Taylor after afar chase Christmas Eve 2012. She said people l...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices