In New York City, an estimated one million people descended on Times Square to ring in 2014.
The crystal-encrusted ball was lit by more than 3,200 colorful LED lights. U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor had the honor of starting the sphere's descent.
The second-largest ball drop in the country was held at midnight in Buffalo, while in Rochester, 4th Annual First Night celebration. In Binghamton, the Roberson Museum and Science Center rang in 2014 in style with the annual Masquerade in the Mansion celebration.
In the Capital Region, cold temperatures couldn't keep away a joyous New Year's crowd from the First Night Saratoga celebration in Saratoga Springs.