Drop the Ball!
Mamaroneck Avenue takes on Times Square.
By Phil Corso and Amanda Walgrove
Who wants to spend the first moments of the new year in the City wedged between one million of your not-so-nearest-and-dearest? We have our own New Year’s ball drop right in White Plains. See how it compares to the one in Times Square.
|White Plains||Times Square|
|Ball Created By:||Healy Electric, White Plains||Waterford Crystal|
|Weight:||750 lbs.||11,875 lbs.|
|Diameter:||8 feet||12 feet|
|Ball Made Of:||Aluminum, chicken wire, and 10,000 LED Christmas tree lights||32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs and 2,668 Waterford crystal triangular panels|
|Ball Drop Produced By:||White Plains Business Improvement District||Times Square Alliance|
|Ball Descends:||200 feet||77 feet|
|First Year Ball Dropped:||2006||1907|
|# of People Watching Ball Drop Live:||15,000 to 20,000||1 million|
|Ball Operator:||A&J Cianculli, Yonkers||Landmark Signs, Manhattan|