Friday, January 27, 2023

All set for a safe celebration in Times Square

Here in Times Square, preparations are underway to welcome the new year with the iconic glass sphere.

For this reason, the New York City Police Department announced the security measures that would be implemented in the area.

NYPD spokesman, Sergeant Carlos Nieves assured that everything is ready for tomorrow:

“This year, as in years past, the department is very prepared to protect everyone who comes to celebrate the New Year in Times Square.”

Thomas Galati, chief of the NYPD’s Office of Intelligence, said there was no danger to the city during the celebration.

However, he added that they are working closely with the FBI and other agencies to monitor the presence of any threats.

He stressed that thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers would monitor the area.

In addition, they will have a dog unit specialized in detecting explosives. And with about a thousand security cameras.

Something that brings peace of mind to New Yorkers and tourists planning to ring in the New Year here in Times Square.

“And the security is impressive, everything that is around feels very secure, the security is impressive as I say,” says John Taboda

On the other hand, Keila Gonzalez says:

“Safety above all else and with all the people and the past cases that we’ve seen, when you see so much security it takes a little bit of confidence.”

And if you want to participate in this event, the entry points are:

Sixth and Eighth Streets and 38th, 49th, 52nd and 56th Streets.

It will be raining this Saturday and umbrellas are prohibited in this area, as well as backpacks, sheets, chairs and alcoholic beverages.

Sergeant Carlos Nieves has several suggestions for the attendees:

“We ask you, please, to come early, you will have to go through the security points.”

Police urge visitors to report any suspicious activity to the officers present or by calling 911.

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