'Extensive' security prep in NY for New Year's Eve

Organizers test confetti cannons in the runup to New Year's Eve 2016 celebrations in Times Square, where revelers will gather to celebrate the turning of the calendar page amid tight security and jitters about the risks of terrorismMeasures to protect the hundreds of thousands of revelers who will ring in 2016 in New York are “more extensive than ever,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, amid global fears of an attack during New Year’s Eve celebrations. “I certainly understand that everyone’s concerned and I want everyone to understand and to hear that the NYPD is ready,” De Blasio said in a local radio interview. A total of about 6,000 officers will be on hand, the city’s police chief Bill Bratton told reporters, noting that some would be in plain clothes.

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