Applications for Times Square Alliance-issued Temporary Press Credentials for Times Square New Year's Eve 2017 are not yet open. Please find information about last year's application process below for reference, and email PressCredentials@TimesSquareNYC.org with any specific questions.
Media with a Times Square Alliance-issued 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 Temporary Press Credentials
Temporary Press Credentials Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2015, 12 p.m
To obtain Times Square Alliance Temporary Press Credentials to cover the Times Square New Year's Eve 2015 celebration please:
a) Fill out the official Times Square Alliance Temporary Press Credentials form.
b) Prepare the following two (2) supporting documents and submit them with the official form (link above).
- 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.
- A digital scan of a government-issued identification: e.g., driver's license or passport of each individual requiring a Temporary Press 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 Jack Friedman, External Affairs Coordinator, at JFriedman@TimesSquareNYC.org.
Mon, Dec 7, 12 p.m: Deadline for submitting complete application for Temporary Press Credentials.
Week of Mon, Dec 14: Applicants for temporary credentials will be given a status update on the application process via email.
Mon-Tue, Dec 28-29, 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 46th Street between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue). A government-issued photo ID will be required.
Temporary Press Credentials Application Deadline: Dec 7, 12 p.m