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VNYE - Ball Drop (Jamestown)

Jamestown Relaunches Virtual New Year’s Eve Experience

Jamestown, the owner of One Times Square, the site of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration, is relaunching VNYE, a virtual experience set in Times Square. Through the VNYE app and website, people from across the globe can explore the virtual world of Times Square, play games, and livestream New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square and around the world.  

VNYE was launched last year as a new way to celebrate New Year’s Eve amid the pandemic and cancelation of in-person celebrations. In total, VNYE reached more than 3.7 million people worldwide in 2021.  

“We created VNYE to amplify the New Year’s Eve experience and keep the world connected to Times Square when physical access was limited,” said Jamestown president Michael Phillips. “In its second iteration, VNYE will both complement the return of in-person celebrations and serve as a destination in its own right.”  


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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