Times Square is considered by many to be “The Crossroads of the World.” Times Square is among the world's most visited tourist attractions, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area.
Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop. On December 31, 1907, a ball signifying New Year's Day was first dropped at Times Square, and the Square has held the main New Year's celebration in New York City ever since. On that night, hundreds of thousands of people congregate to watch the Waterford Crystal ball being lowered on a pole atop the building, marking the start of the new year. American television personality, Dick Clark, immortalized the ball dropping in the twentieth century with his special programming, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve.”