I always do this, every year I watch the ball drop down in Times Square (on TV), and I think "what a bunch of idiots, standing out all day in the cold, just to watch a ball fall."
Tourists bring in alot of money into the city. The paper said $30 billion for 2008.
Bring on the dumb tourists!!! The more money they spend here, the less money I pay in taxes!! :-)
If they want to wait outside when its 18 degrees, so be it, the stupid spend alot. :-)
My only problem with "New Years" is that our new neighbors seem to have some sort of "gun shot" sounding form of entertainment. And its horribly annoying.