Diane and I experienced our first New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square this year, and when we woke up on New Year's Day, we experienced the almost miraculous clean up in the hours after the party.

We woke up in the morning and you could see confetti still flying around from our hotel room window and we wondered how the clean up went. But when walked around the city an hour later on New Year's morning, it was amazing to see how much had been cleaned up in just the few hours since midnight.

Confetti flies on New Year's Eve (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media)

When you stop and think of the incredible amount of work it takes to keep everyone safe and secure and how much additional work it takes to clean up the two inch accumulation of confetti and other assorted stuff we won't mention, it kind of boggles your mind.

So thanks to the NYPD and everyone else associated with security at Times Square and the New York Sanitation Dept. and everyone associated with the clean up. Thanks for the hard work to make it a safe and clean celebration for all.

Confetti accumulations (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media)