9. New York
Times Square in Manhattan. It's synonymous with New Year's Eve across the United States. Even if you aren't there in person, there's a good chance you've watched the famous ball drop on television. (The ball made its debut in 1907 and has been dropped each year since then, except for two years during World War II).
If you don't feel like jamming into Times Square with around 1 million other folks, the marketing company for New York City has other suggestions:
Brooklyn: Coney Island will hold a celebration in Steeplechase Plaza, with a fireworks display launched from the Parachute Jump. You can also catch a fireworks celebration at Prospect Park.
Bronx: Wrap up the year Italian style with dinner Zero Otto Nove on Arthur Avenue. Or check out Tosca Marquee on East Tremont Avenue.
Queens: If you're 21 or older, try your luck at Resorts World Casino, the only casino in the city. Near JFK Airport, it throws a blow-out NYE party.
Staten Island: Toast the new year with Albanian flair at EVE Ultra Lounge, where DJs spin American and Albanian songs.