The year 2021 has finally come to an end.
As many chose to celebrate at home due to rising COVID-19 cases, a crowd of about 15,000 in-person spectators came from across the country and the world to watch the ball drop in Times Square. You can relive the ball drop in the video above.
Just after midnight, Eric Adams took his oath in Times Square in his swearing in as the next mayor of New York City. He expressed hope Thursday that 2022 would be “a new beginning of our resiliency.”