New Year's Eve Plans of Well-Known Westchester Residents

How our big-name neighbors ring in the New Year



December 31—a night many of us dread, really. (What if you haven’t a party to go to? What if you do?) You might guess our famous residents have it a bit easier, what with all the flashy invites promising Champagne waterfalls at the Studio 54 of the week. It turns out, there’s more low-key hanging out with loved ones than you may think…and we like that idea even better.


My partner and I, and our two dogs, usually spend New Year’s Eve at home relaxing with friends, cooking a great meal, with our Christmas tree lit and a cozy fire. Kind of boring, maybe, but it makes us happy.
—Broadway/screen actor John Treacy Egan of Mamaroneck


My best New Year’s Eves are spent with old friends, where everyone struggles to stay awake for the ball drop, so that if we reach the witching hour, everyone can sigh in unison and say, ‘How’d it get to be 2013?’
—Emmy-winning journalist and bestselling author Catherine Crier of Katonah


One thing I won’t do is watch TV to see the ball drop in Times Square.
New York Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz of Pleasantville

We’ll be spending New Year’s Eve hibernating in our fantastic new library-screening room, created by my interior-designer wife, Victoria.
—Time magazine columnist Joe Klein
of New Rochelle

Last year, my girlfriend and I spent the evening at a New Year’s gala at The Players club. This year, I’ll likely be performing in Phantom that Monday, so we might be fighting the Times Square crush to get to a quiet party at a friend’s place uptown.
—Broadway/screen actor Tim Jerome of Yonkers


I got my fill of crazy New Year’s Eves after reporting live from Times Square in 1999, 2000, and 2001. So now the Aiellos celebrate at the home of our good friends in New Rochelle, who host a party of seven or eight families, including at least twenty kids under the age of twelve. My wife, Liz, and I enjoy the good food and wine, while our twin boys bust a move to Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii.
—CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello of New Rochelle




 

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