When most people think about New Year’s Eve in New York City, they instantly conjure up images of thousands of people packed into Times Square waiting for the ball drop. However, most locals prefer to avoid this tourist filled scene and head to alternative options to ring in the New Year.
There are several different ways to celebrate the transition from 2013 to 2014, so it should be easy to find the perfect event to fit your interest level. For example, if you love bowling, you should consider heading to Williamsburg to take advantage of several hours of bowling, listening to a DJ and enjoying great food and beer at Brooklyn Bowl. If you prefer a wilder party, you can spend the night dancing at Club Allure in Long Island City. There are also hundreds of other special events taking place on New Year’s Eve or you can choose to skip all of it and have a quiet celebration at home.