The Daily News has a guide on how to survive Times Square tonight (aside from avoiding it).

Tips include the obvious: get there early, don't bring drugs, bring your cell phone - as well as a handy subway tip: "Beginning at 7 p.m., some subway stations around Times Square will be closed. Southbound and northbound N/R/W lines will skip the 49th St. station from 7 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. The northbound IRT 1 train will skip the 50th St. station from 7 p.m. until 12:15 a.m."

If you go, be sure to contribute your photos to us and be sure to get a shot when that 7,000 lbs of confetti falls. If Times Square isn't your thing, here are some other events you may want to try out tonight.

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Check out a panorama of what the ball looked like when they tested it. Later 2006!