Billy Joel Times SquareAlesso at Pier 94Hammerstein Ballroom

New Yorkers know how it goes—every year you can't even go near 42nd street in the hours before the big ball drop. Unless you plan on joining in on the fun, that is. Between all the crowds and confetti, New Year's Eve in Times Square is nevertheless an iconic experience we're proud to host in our city and from the looks of these pics, maybe that giant party in Midtown really ain't so bad. But not everything was going down at the "Crossroads of the World." Music-lovers had a bash at Barclays with Billy Joel, ravers went wild with Alesso, and more! From fireworks and photobombs, to selfies and celebs, see how NYC rang in #2K14 on Instagram.