In Times Square, a ball drop signifies the onset of the New Year. In Atlanta, it’s a peach that drops. In Indianapolis, it’s an Indy race car, in Eastport, Maine, it’s a sardine, and in Traverse City, Michigan, it’s a cherry. In Brasstown, North Carolina, a plexiglas pyramid containing a living opossum is lowered from the roof of Clay Logan’s convenience store. But here in Cohenland, it’s a fedora that falls to mark the start of another year.
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