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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 on New Year's Eve, 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.
You must be fully vaccinated to receive a Media Street Access Credential for NYE 2022. Fully vaccinated means that by the day of the event it must be at least 14 days after your second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine OR at least 14 days after your single dose of an approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination must include a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine. These are Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm or Sinovac.
A NYPD press credential is also sufficient to gain access to the event.
Application Process for New Year's Eve Media Street Access Credentials
To obtain Times Square Alliance Media Street Access Credentials to cover the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration, please complete the following by Monday, December 13 at 12PM EST (noon):
A) Fill out the official Times Square Alliance Media Street Access Credentials form. THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THIS FORM IS NOW CLOSED.
B) Prepare the following two (2) supporting documents and attach to the official form before you submit.
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. Please note that the letter must be in English, from this year, and for this specific event.
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.
If you receive a Media Street Access Credential, you will need to show proof of full vaccination and a photo ID in order to pick up your credential.
For any additional questions, contact PressCredentials@TimesSquareNYC.org.
Monday, December 13, 12pm: Deadline for submitting complete application for Media Street Access Credentials and Photographer Credentials.
Week of December 20: Applicants for Media Street Access Credentials will be given a status update on the application process via email.
Wed–Thurs, December 29–30, 9:30am to 4:30pm: Media Street Access Credentials available for pick-up at the Times Square Alliance office at 1560 Broadway, Suite 1001 (entrance on 46th Street between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue). A government-issued photo ID and proof of full vaccination will be required.