We are staying in a hotel that's just about 10 minutes walk to the Times Square, was wondering if anyone knows how crowded this area might be on that day as we would like to get there just before midnight to see the ball drop. Is it better then to just stay in a hotel right by the square so we can at least go to our rooms if the crowd surge is too much? Is it like going to be chaotic to stand in the crowd for the new year ball drop?
To be more specific I will be staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott on 1033 Avenue of the Americas close to W 39th street.. Any help on getting to the TS for the new year ball drop will be appreciated.
Thanks you all for your help