Officials urge New Yorkers to celebrate safely
State agencies have encouraged New Yorkers to plan before they drink this New Year's Eve.
While many Bronx residents said they planned to celebrate at home, state agencies encouraged those who were going out to take public transportation, call a taxi or take an Uber.
Taxi drivers in the city say New Year's Eve is always very busy.
New York is taking part in the national "Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to crack down on drunken driving, so drivers were being told to expect sobriety checkpoints with an increased number of police patrols.
Records show that state police issued more than 32,000 tickets during last year's holiday crack down, and 447 people were arrested for DWI.