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Media with a Times Square Alliance-issued Temporary Press Credential may move through the emergency access lanes, subject to NYPD approval. Interviews may not be conducted in the emergency access lanes. 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 Temporary Press Credentials

To obtain Times Square Alliance Temporary Press Credentials to cover the Times Square New Year's Eve 2014 celebration please:

a) Click here to submit the online application form.

b) Send one (1) email to PressCredentials@TimesSquareNYC.org with the following three (3) supporting documents as attachments. In the email subject line enter: NYE Credentials: Last Name, First Name, Organization.

  1. A letter on company letterhead from your Media Organization outlining your request for a Temporary Press 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 Temporary Press 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 Temporary Press Credential
  3. A recent photo of each individual requiring a Temporary Press Credential cropped to 1.5” x 1.5” in size, saved as “First Name_Last Name” and in .jpg file format.

*Our inbox can only accept emails with attachments not exceeding 10 MB. If your file is larger, please send the documents through DropBox, YouSendit, or WeTransfer.

If any of these items are not attached to your email, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

For any additional questions, the Times Square Alliance Press Credential Coordinator is TJ Witham, who can be reached at 212-452-5234 or via email at tjwitham@timessquarenyc.org.

2014 Calendar

Tues, Dec 3, 2:00 p.m.: NYPD Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information (DCPI) New Year's Eve briefing at the Times Square Alliance office at 1560 Broadway, Room 1003 (entrance on 7th Ave between 46th and 47th Sts, through the Museum & Visitor Center). The agenda will include an overview of the credentialing process, event and set-up, as well as a review of policies.

Mon, Dec 9, noon: Deadline for submitting complete application for Temporary Press Credentials.

Fri, Dec 20: Approved applicants for temporary credentials are notified by email.

Fri-Sat, Dec 27-28, 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.: Temporary credentials available for pick-up at the Times Square Alliance office at 1560 Broadway, Suite 800 (entrance on 7th Ave between 46th and 47th Sts, through the Museum & Visitor Center). A government-issued photo-id will be required.

**Note: An updated calendar for New Year's Eve 2015 will be available on this page later this year.