Meet the Jewish Family Behind the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop by the Forward

Meet the Jewish Family Behind the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

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Jewish immigrant Jacob Starr designed the very first New Year’s Eve ball in 1907 (and personally lowered it himself). Three generations later, we talked to his granddaughter Tama Starr about the legacy of the ball drop.

Watch their story below:

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Thea Glassman

Thea Glassman

Thea Glassman was an associate editor for the Forward. Follow her on twitter @theakglassman.

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