Stay home on New Year’s Eve: Reasons to avoid the NYC party scene

Stay home on New Year’s Eve: Reasons to avoid the NYC party scene

Ring in the new year in style — by closing your windows, locking your doors and staying inside until the storm passes.

That storm we speak of is the drunken money pit that is New Year’s Eve.

New York will be dirtier, more crowded and more expensive than usual. We recommend stocking up on booze (days in advance), firing up your Apple TV and starting 2017 in the best way possible — asleep before the Times Square ball drops.

Here are some of the many, many reasons to stay inside.

Jamie Reysen and Melissa Kravitz