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Parking Downtown on New Year's Eve Raises Concerns

New Year's Eve is expected to be a major event in Binghamton this year. Thousands of people are expected to gather downtown for the festivities that will include a ball drop, fireworks show, music, and more.

All of this has some worried about parking.

Mayor Rich David said the basement and sub-basement of governmental plaza will be open to accommodate vehicles.

Parking has been a major issues for many motorists since the Collier Street ramp closed in November for safety reasons, but Mayor Rich David says he doesn't think the limited parking, or crowds, will deter anyone from coming out.

"Downtown is a destination. People will come early. They will find parking," he said, "People may have to walk a little bit further than they're used to."