NYC gears up for Jonas Brothers in Times Square
The Jonas Brothers (Joe, Nick and Kevin). AP photo
New York is prepared for the invasion of the Jonas Brothers.
The NYPD is denying a report that fears over the crowd expected for the mega star trio in Times Square tomorrow night prompted plans for additional security.
These entertainers did not have an effect on our plans in any significant way, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. The report . . . is wrong. It sounds like something a promoter is putting out there.
Meanwhile, it was announced that Bill and Hillary Clinton will push the button for the famous ball drop to ring in 2009 as part of the annual party with Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest.
An article posted today on People magazines Web site said cops were preparing to use extra security because the Jonas Brothers can inspire madness in their young fans.Citing a source, the Web site reported that the shows producers met with police, who told them a mob scene was possible during the New Years Eve celebration.
The teen heartthrobs, who attract legions of screaming young fans seemingly everywhere they go, drew an adoring crowd of hundreds at the Apple store in SoHo this summer.
Police say a million people could be in Times Square and the security presence, as always, will be strong.
We expect a large crowd and a large (police) presence to accommodate that crowd, Browne said.