Drop the Ball!
Mamaroneck Avenue takes on Times Square.
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|