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 2015 celebration please:
a) Fill out the official Times Square Alliance Temporary Press Credentials form, to become available here on Monday, November 17, 2014.
b) Prepare the following two (2) supporting documents and attach to the official form before you submit.
- 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.
Wed, 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 46th Street between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue). The agenda will include an overview of the credentialing process, event and set-up, as well as a review of policies.
Mon, Dec 8, noon: Deadline for submitting complete application for Temporary Press Credentials.
Mon, Dec 15: Approved applicants for temporary credentials are notified by email.
Sun-Mon, 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.