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Check back later in the year for updated information on covering Times Square New Year's Eve 2018. Information related to covering Times Square New Year's Eve 2017 has been left below for reference, but is subject to change as Times Square New Year's Eve 2018 approaches.

Media with a Times Square Alliance-issued Media Street Access Credential (formerly known as a Temporary Press Credential) may move through the emergency access lanes, subject to NYPD approval.

Interviews may be conducted at the rear or the sidewalk side of each viewing area but not in the emergency access lanes. Interviews/filming may be suspended at any time by the NYPD due to safety concerns.

A NYPD press credential is also sufficient to gain access to the event.

Application Process for New Year's Eve Media Street Access Credentials

Media Street Access Credentials Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2016, 12 pm. THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED. PLEASE EMAIL presscredentials@timessquarenyc.org FOR FOR ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

To obtain Times Square Alliance Media Street Access Credentials to cover the Times Square New Year's Eve 2016 celebration please:

a) Fill out the official Times Square Alliance Media Street Access Credentials form. NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THE FORM IS NOW CLOSED.

b) Prepare the following two (2) supporting documents and submit them with the official form.

  1. A letter on company letterhead from your media organization outlining your request for a Media Street Access Credential. The letter must indicate the name of each individual requiring credentials, including support personnel who must cross police lines and their assignments for the evening. Freelancers will be required to have the company for whom they are working submit a letter on company letterhead requesting a Media Street Access Credential on their behalf.
  2. A digital scan of a government-issued identification: e.g., driver's license or passport of each individual requiring a Media Street Access Credential.

If any of these items is not attached to your form submission, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

For any additional questions, contact PressCredentials@TimesSquareNYC.org.

December Deadlines

Tues, Dec 6, 12 pm: Deadline for submitting complete application for Media Street Access Credentials.

Week of Dec 19: Applicants for Media Street Access Credentials will be given a status update on the application process via email.

Thurs-Fri, Dec 29-30, 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.: Media Street Access Credentials available for pick-up at the Times Square Alliance office at 1560 Broadway, Suite 800 (entrance on 46th Street between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue). A government-issued photo ID will be required.