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Release Date: Dec 29, 2013

 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Will Push Ceremonial Button to Lower the
Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball and Welcome 2014

Times Square, N.Y. (Sunday, December 29, 2013)—Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will push the Waterford Crystal button to signal the lowering of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball at 11:59 p.m. on December 31st. She will also lead revelers in the final 60 second countdown to 2014. The announcement was made today by the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square—Times Square Alliance and
Countdown Entertainment.

A native of the Bronx, Justice Sotomayor was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2009.  She was the third woman and first Hispanic to be appointed to the highest court in the United

“Justice Sotomayor is an inspiration to many, and it is a privilege to welcome her to our celebration to ring in 2014,” said Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins. “Who better to join us in the Crossroads of the World than one of New York’s own?”

“We are honored to have Justice Sotomayor join us as our special guest this year to lead the 60-second countdown to the New Year,” said Jeffrey Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment. “She is an inspiration to everyone determined to achieve their dreams in 2014.”

About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life.  Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball.

For more information about Times Square New Year’s Eve, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
To join the Times Square New Year’s Eve conversation on Twitter, follow #BallDrop.

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