Nueva York se prepara para recibir el 2018 (fotos)

Workers prepare a panel of Waterford Crystal triangles before attaching it to the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

 

Tras los recientes atentados que ha sufrido Nueva York por parte del Estado Islámico, la ciudad estadounidense reforzará su seguridad policial en la tradicional celebración Times Square por Año Nuevo.

“Estamos listos para tener una gran celebración. No hay amenazas creíbles contra la ciudad o Times Square, pero estamos vigilantes”, dijo el alcalde de Nueva York, Bill de Blasio, en una conferencia de prensa.

Según informó el funcionario, las calles permanecerán cerradas antes del mediodía con camiones llenos de arena y vallas de cemento alrededor del sector turístico de Times Square, donde se espera que asistan unos dos millones de visitantes para despedir el 2017.

Los que acudan al famoso evento que se celebra en Nueva York desde 1904, no podrán llevar mochilas, bolsas grandes, paraguas ni bebidas alcohólicas.

El aumento en la seguridad se produce después de dos ataques recientes en la ciudad, ambos inspirados por el grupo extremista Estado Islámico: uno con una bomba casera en un túnel del metro el 11 de diciembre, y un atropello masivo con un camión en TriBeca que dejó ocho muertos el 31 de octubre.

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A person dressed in a polar bear costume sits alone on Christmas in Times Square in New York City, New York, U.S., December 25, 2017. Picture taken December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Elizabeth Shafiroff
A person dressed in a polar bear costume sits alone on Christmas in Times Square in New York City, New York, U.S., December 25, 2017. Picture taken December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Elizabeth Shafiroff
Workers install Waterford Crystal triangles on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Workers install Waterford Crystal triangles on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Workers prepare a panel of Waterford Crystal triangles before attaching it to the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Workers prepare a panel of Waterford Crystal triangles before attaching it to the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Workers install Waterford Crystal triangles on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Workers install Waterford Crystal triangles on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
A woman bundles up against the cold temperature as she walks in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A woman bundles up against the cold temperature as she walks in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A woman takes a picture as she bundles up against the cold temperature in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A woman takes a picture as she bundles up against the cold temperature in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer bundles up against the cold temperature as he walks in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer bundles up against the cold temperature as he walks in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau members stand in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau members stand in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Crowds walk through Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Crowds walk through Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
A baby is protected against the cold in Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
A baby is protected against the cold in Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
People bundle up against the cold temperature as they walk in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
People bundle up against the cold temperature as they walk in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau member stands in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau member stands in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau members stand in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau members stand in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau member stands in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
A New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau member stands in Times Square to provide security ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky