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 PlainsTimes Square
Ball Created By:Healy Electric, White PlainsWaterford Crystal
Cost:$10,000$2 million
Weight:750 lbs.11,875 lbs.
Diameter:8 feet12 feet
Ball Made Of:Aluminum, chicken wire, and 10,000 LED Christmas tree lights32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs and 2,668 Waterford crystal triangular panels
Ball Drop Produced By:White Plains Business Improvement DistrictTimes Square Alliance
Ball Descends:200 feet77 feet
First Year Ball Dropped:20061907
# of People Watching Ball Drop Live:15,000 to 20,0001 million
Ball Operator:A&J Cianculli, YonkersLandmark Signs, Manhattan




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