New Year’s Eve in Times Square Just Got So Much More Exciting!

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The cleft can smell you upwind.
The cleft can smell you upwind. Photo: Courtesy NYP

This New Year's Eve, Times Square will host some very special guests: "The NYPD wants all 1,000 Police Academy recruits trained to use M4 automatic machine guns — which are now carried only by the 400 cops in its elite Emergency Service Unit — in time for the holiday celebration in Times Square. The recruits currently at the academy will get three days of training to familiarize them with the weapon, police said." Well, look at it this way: They'll make this so much more thrilling than Vanessa Minnillo or Ryan Seacrest would. [NYP]