Any question worth asking is worth asking with the condition "setting safety aside." So, setting safety aside, how many people could Times Square hold on New Year's Eve, if we really wanted to pack people in?
"Ignoring Safety, What's the Maximum Number of People That Can Fit in Times Square?" is from the December 31, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Jill Melancon.