How do you get into Times Square in New York for New Years?

Fortunately, there is no admission to access the party. Just show up... and show up EARLY! You may wish to make dining reservations at one of the restaurants in Times Square and that will give you access to a warm place to ring in the new year and restrooms! If you are just hanging out on the street and need a restroom, expect to pay around $20 (the 2005 rate at the TGI Fridays NYC). Also, many streets close to vehicle traffic surrounding Times Square early on the 31st. You should plan to park and stay put overnight and walk into the square. Lastly, due to security meausre in effect, your handbags may be searched by police at the perimeter of the celebration. Don't bring anything you'll regret. Good luck and have a festive new year!