Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
It's really happening—the inevitable march of time, that is. Signifying that this year's New Year's Eve
hellscape ball drop will continue as scheduled on the 31st, two seven-foot-tall numerals, "1" and "5", have been spotted in Times Square. Though we can only assume they're part of the "2015," we know for sure that we will be nowhere near said numbers when they actually light up. [Gothamist]