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2012 has arrived in Times Square — at least in number form. The ‘2’ numeral that will replace the ‘1’ in the 2012 high above Times Square on New Year’s Eve was rolled onto 7th Avenue on the back of a flatbed truck Wednesday afternoon, marking the first ceremonial step in the lead-up to the city’s biggest party of the year. “This is the little ritual that begins the big ritual,” said Times Square Alliance Pres. Tim Tompkins, after setting the numeral’s bulbs aglow in the Times Square Visitor Center, where it will be on display until Dec. 27. – more