Being used to the abundance of fireworks & firecrackers at home, the new year celebration here is a bit tame. Well, if you factor in the partying that goes on after midnight then forget about the pyrotechnics, this is the place to be! Not that we partied along, well, we tried to. It’s our first new year here so we went to Times Square to witness the ball drop but the closest we got was at 52nd street.. and the ball was nowhere in sight. Bummer. It was time for Plan B. That photo was Plan B. Fireworks @ Prospect Park.