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Times Square: A New Year's Eve Ball for All Seasons

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Times Square: A New Year's Eve Ball for All Seasons

Times Square: A New Year's Eve Ball for All Seasons

Times Square: A New Year's Eve Ball for All Seasons

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The giant crystal ball perched above Times Square is a New Year's Eve icon. Millions of people watch it drop in person and hundreds of millions more on TV. So why not give it a bit more stage time? Rather than put the ball away come Jan. 1, New York officials want to use the sphere to celebrate other holidays.