Soon, very soon, 2015 will be over. But now quite yet! Indeed, 2-0-1-5 will keep sucking the marrow out of us until the ball drops, and disrupt our cross-town sojourns in the process.

And since it's been another year of horror, fear mongering and fear mongering backlash, 2015's Times Square celebration will be graced with more police officers than ever before—about 600-800 more than 2014, or 6,000 in total.

The short version: Time Square will be closed to cars starting around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, and eager tourists will be shuttled into designated viewing stations starting around 11:00 a.m. Throughout the day on New Year's Eve, Times Square along Broadway and Seventh Avenue from 43rd Street to Central Park will become increasing crowded. If you're anywhere near, the NYPD says, don't drive, and definitely don't drink and drive.

Now for the specifics.

There will be no parking in the following areas from Thursday, December 31st at 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Friday, January 1st. When in doubt, take the train.

  • All cross-town streets from 33rd to 59th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue
  • West side of 5th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets
  • West side of 6th Avenue, from 34th to 59th Streets
  • Both side of 6th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets
  • Broadway between 34th to 59th Streets
  • 7th Avenue between 34th to 59th Streets
  • 9th Avenue between 41st to 43rd Streets
  • West side of 10th Avenue, from 58th to 59th Streets
  • Both side of 11th Avenue, from 34th to 39th Streets
  • East side of 11th Avenue, from 58th to 59th Streets
  • Both side of 8th Avenue from 34th to 59th Streets
  • 34th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 11th to 12th Avenues
  • 37th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
  • 38th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 39th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 40th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue
  • 41st Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 42nd Street between 1st to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street between 5th and 9th Avenue
  • 43rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
  • 44th Street between 6th to 9th Avenue
  • 45th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 46th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 47th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 48th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue
  • 49th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 50th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • Both side of 51st from 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
  • 53rd Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 54th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 55th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 56th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
  • 57th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue
  • 58th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
  • 58th Street between 10th to 11th Avenue
  • 59th Street between 10th to 11th Avenue
  • 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle.

From approximately 4:00 a.m. on the 31st, these streets will be completely closed to cars:

  • Seventh Avenue, from 43rd to 48th Streets
  • Broadway, from 47th to 48th Streets
  • 46th and 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue.

And starting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday you can add to that list:

  • Seventh Avenue, from 41st to 59th Streets
  • Broadway, from 47th to 59th Streets
  • 43rd to 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue

From 5:00 p.m. on Thursday you can count on 42nd Street from 6th to Eight Avenue being closed to traffic as well.

After 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the following traffic closures will be instituted "as crowd conditions warrant":

  • All cross-town streets from 37th to 41st Streets - Sixth to Eighth Avenues
  • All cross-town streets from 49th to 59th Streets - Sixth to Eighth Avenues
  • 48th Street, from Fifth to Ninth Avenues

And, finally, for straphangers:

  • Beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, "some" subway access around Times Square will be closed.
  • Southbound and northbound N/R/W lines will bypass the 49th Street station beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday until approximately 12:15 a.m. on January 1st.
  • The northbound 1 train will bypass the 50th Street station beginning at 7 p.m. on the 31st until approximately 12:15 a.m. on Friday.