Share Your Memories of Dick Clark and New Year’s Eve

Dick Clark, who died on Wednesday, helped make rock ‘n’ roll a staple of American pop culture with “American Bandstand.”

But to countless people, New Yorkers and visitors alike, Mr. Clark will always be synonymous with New Year’s Eve and Times Square. He hosted and produced the televised celebration every year starting in 1973 and continued making brief appearances even after he had a stroke in 2004.

So with Mr. Clark’s death, we ask City Room readers to share their memories of the annual New Year’s celebration awaiting the ball to drop. For those who managed to squeeze into Times Square on Dec. 31, what stories does the news of Mr. Clark’s passing bring to mind — a new romance, the end of a romance, a needlessly frigid and less-than-fun night?

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