Wednesday, December 31
New Year, Old Memories, in Times Square
"What does it say about New Year’s Eve that we mark the end of a year with mass consumption of an elixir that induces forgetting? Is it a ritual act of disdain for the past or fear of the future? Think of all the list-making at year’s end. Is it just so we’ll remember something of 2014 after we wake up on the other side? ... It is Burning Man, Fourth of July fireworks, the last day of school and a full-contact Black Friday sale-a-bration all wrapped up in one. Only New York would think that’s a good idea."
NY Times (19 Photo)