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New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

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New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

hi all,

ok maybe its a bit late timing but i would like peoples opinion on which party packages to get while in NY for times square? I heard bubba gump was good but sold out so whats the next best thing instead of waiting in the cold with everyone?

i heard theres no toilet and if you get out of the your place, you can't get back so willing to buy a new years eve ticket for me and my gf for the night while being able to see the ball drop at 12am!

Cheers

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1. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

Times Square Alliance usually has good info and faqs the cheapest quotes I am seeing now is for Marriott Marquis' Masqurade (at $750pp) but Novetel and Applebees don't qoute prices (you have to contact them) be cautious not all places in times square have a view of the ball so unless it states view of the ball contact them- they may have a section set for their customers with a view, or there maybe no view at all-

timessquarenyc.org/events/…index.aspx

Good Luck!

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2. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

Thinking applebees overlooking 42nd street and says At 11:30 you get escorted to 42nd for a private area with a side view, would a side view be suffice? Was hoping for tge front

www.nyctrip.com/Pages/Details.aspx…

I also found AMC empire 25 which looks like it also has a side view coz its from 42nd street

newyearsevecentral.com/newyork/…xye18dNKMDk

I saw your link MTI & was looking at Marriott Marquis' Masqurade but tickets too exy and the cheap one $750 pp doesnt include durect ball view

Is there any other places people can recommend? Looking st $600 max pp and with a party plus front view of times square ball.

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3. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

Anyone? :)

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4. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

Probably too late--- there are a few but most of them are populated by tourists from the UK and your country--- no self respecting NYer will be anywhere near there that night

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5. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

I got this from timessquarenew years eve.com

Ultra VIP Table Package

- hide details $375.00 USD

INCLUDES all general admission amenities, plus:

• VIP entry starting at 8 PM for VIP Table ticket holders only!

• VIP platter of food will be placed on your table upon request

• (7) hr PREMIUM OPEN BAR from 8pm – 3am

• (3) Bottles of Grey Goose

• (3) Bottles of Champagne

• RESERVED table for the night

• Enjoy reserved nightclub seating while GA ticket holders stand

• Cocktail service at your table will be provided

• Bottle Service and mixers at your table depend on group size

• VIP Priority Admission on separate VIP Line

• Gratuity is included

• Based on your group size, you may be asked to share you table with another Ultra VIP Table Package.

* Bottles are based on a table of 4-6 people. If your party is larger, you will receive additional bottles of vodka and champagne.

Premium VIP Table Pkg (VIEW OF TIMES SQUARE - RARE!)

- hide details $495.00 USD

INCLUDES all general admission amenities, plus:

• Your table will be located along the windows facing Times Square

• VIP entry starting at 8 PM for VIP Table ticket holders only!

• (7) hr PREMIUM OPEN BAR from 8pm – 3am

• (4) Bottles of Grey Goose

• (4) Bottles of Champagne

• RESERVED table for the night

• Enjoy reserved nightclub seating while GA ticket holders stand

• Cocktail service at your table will be provided

• Bottle Service and mixers at your table depend on group size

• VIP Priority Admission on separate VIP Line

• Gratuity is included

* Bottles are based on a table of 4-6 people. If your party is larger, you will receive additional bottles of vodka and champagne.

Maybe we'll see you! LOL Happy New Year!

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6. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

Sorry, the venue is AVA Lounge (Penthouse) at the Dream Hotel Times Square.

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7. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

Bobkatandco, that package won't get you a ball drop view. I hope you know that before you spend the money.

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8. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

i am from aus and booked bubba gumps based on a view i was researching since before last nye as that part of the holiday was quite important to us.

the only other place i found with a guaranteed view of the ball drop was AMC?

joonbug.com/newyork/…o6iFpyycTsu

this is the first link i found when researching i have no idea if the info is current

the event is all ages as well which i wasn't keen on i was looking for an over 21's event

as far as i am aware all other venues have only a possible view as they have to take patrons out onto the side walk to view the ball drop and this depends on how the nypd feel on the night the could say no to allowing venues out onto the side walk.

good luck! i hope you find something

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9. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

It is always up to the NYPD - even at Bubba Grumps about whether people will be allowed into the street. It is not up to the restaurant but, I have not heard of a place like BG not being allowed to let their customers out. It is just good to know who is ultimately the "decider" - so to speak.

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10. Re: New Year Eve from Time Square 2011/2012

AMC is not a good idea, it is off to the side. Look at TGI Friday's also. You can go to www.maps.google.com and use the Street View feature to see what your view of the ball would be like from each location.