Requests for free tickets to see a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at NBC Studios in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center can be made online at tonightshowtix.com. Tickets are released monthly, with a month’s ticket waitlist typically opening during the first week of the prior month.
Numbered stand-by cards are also handed out at 9 am on the morning of taping. The stand-by line typically forms several hours earlier on 49th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), beginning at the Tonight Show sign and heading towards 6th Avenue. Receiving a stand-by card does not guarantee admission, but you will be able to return at a specific time later that afternoon for cancellations or extra tickets that become available.
Radio City was a name given to the western portion of New York’s Rockefeller Center by its first major tenant, the Radio Corporation of America, or RCA.
RCA, then the parent company of NBC, initially housed its radio-related broadcast operations at Radio City, later adding television production facilities. NBC’s TV studios continue to be located in the Rockefeller Center.
Alcohol consumption is not permitted in Times Square at any time, including New Years Eve.
It is illegal to drink alcoholic beverages or have an open container of alcohol in any public place in New York City.
The northern end of Manhattan’s High Line elevated park and walkway wraps around the Hudson Yards development and emerges on West 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.
A spur off the Highline at West 30th Street near 10th Avenue connects directly to the shops and restaurants at 10 Hudson Yards and there is stair and elevator access to street level here.