Planning on heading to see the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve? I’m totally kidding, I know that no one would willingly agree to that. So, ignore these MTA instructions unless you are being blackmailed.
Here’s how the MTA advises you to get to Times Square today:
New York City Subways and Buses
Customers heading to Times Square for the celebration should avoid using the 42 St-Times Square complex, since they may not be allowed to exit onto the street. In addition, the northbound platform at 50 St 1 and both north and southbound platforms at 49 St N Q R will be closed from 7 p.m. until after midnight. Riders are urged to exit at stations at 57 St or 59 St-Columbus Circle instead and walk to Times Square.
Buses are not recommended for traveling to Times Square because of the numerous street closures in the area. Regular overnight bus service will resume as streets reopen after midnight. Following the celebration, trains on lines in and around Times Square will run every 8 to 12 minutes until approximately 3 a.m. The 42nd Street shuttle S will operate all night.
On Tuesday, New Year’s Day, subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule with longer waits on some bus routes.
If you’re going, good luck and Godspeed. Also, send us photos.