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Notify NYC – Road Closure – Planned

Due to the United Nations Climate Change Summit, there will be numerous rolling street closures in midtown Manhattan 4/21, from approximately 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Friday, 4/22, from approximately 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please allow for additional travel time and consider alternate routes.

 


NYC – Fireworks

There will be a fireworks display in the area of Battery Park in Manhattan tonight, 4/18, at approximately 9:15 PM. Issued by Notify NYC.


NYC Fake Taxi

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is keeping an eye out for vehicles roaming the streets of New York City that look like taxis but are actually fake cabs. The drivers of those phony cabs have not been vetted by the TLC; the vehicles do not have the proper insurance and have not been inspected by the TLC.

The real deal is that they may be licensed as taxicabs in smaller New York State towns such as New Rochelle, but indeed they have purchased an old New York City cab that is probably too old for New York City regulations. They are completely unlicensed by the city of New York. Which means they are stealing $1 million dollars, or whatever the current value is, for a City medallion, and also the driver hasn’t gone through any of the regulations for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (T&LC).

Because the Taxicab operates completely illegally within the City limits, they can charge whatever they want on the meter, they can steal your credit card information, and the cab can be unsafe to drive. Also in many incidents unknowing passenger or visitor’s safety can be in question.

Here’s how to spot a fake NYC cab:

  • The medallion is missing on the hood of the taxi cab.
  • There is no active credit card reader in the back, and the driver wants to personally swiping-in your card (could be a skimming machine to record your card numbers).
  • All medallion licensed yellow cabs will have a NY plate, and that plate will also say taxi in tiny letters at the bottom of the plate. (But this just means the taxi got certified somewhere in NY State, not necessarily in NYC).
  • All official taxicab license plates will start with the letter “T” and end with the letter “C” or the letters “TLC” will be written underneath the plate number.
  • Always check that there is a letter among the medallion numbers. This identifying code will be posted on the roof and side of the car, which numbers should all matched.

Here’s some prevention tips:

  • Look for the credit card machine, NEVER hand your credit card to the driver.
  • Be wary of giving personal information (such as passcode to the driver).
  • Take a quick scan of the vehicle. Follow your instinct, if you are not comfortable with the layout of the taxi simply hail another one.
  • While inside the vehicle, the driver’s “HACK license” with his photo and TLC number information should be posted on the divider or displayed on the dashboard.

 


Terrorist Attacks

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 three bombs were exploded in Brussels, Belgium. Over 30 people were killed and more than 200 were injured. The terrorist group known as ISIS claimed responsibility for these terrorist acts.

The NYPD remains firm in its committment to protect all the citizens of this great city. We value our friends and partners in all communities and are proud of the strides we have made to build trust and make New York City a safer and fairer place. What we have accomplished together cannot and will not be undone by the actions of a few.


Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – March 19-20

Brooklyn Bridge Saturday lane closures:

  • Brooklyn-bound: One of three lanes will be closed from 2 am to 2 pm, and two of three lanes will be closed from 3 am to 7 am.
  • Manhattan-bound: One of three lanes will be closed from 1 am to 7 am, and two of three lanes will be closed from 2 am to 6 am.

The Queens-bound South Outer Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 5 am to 1 pm for MTA NYC Transit work on the Queens side of the bridge. All other lanes, including the bicycle and pedestrian path, will remain open.

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed to vehicles in both directions on Saturday between 7 am and 3 pm. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, but cyclists may be required to dismount and follow the directions of the work crews. Metropolitan Avenue may be used as an alternative route.

The Manhattan-bound (north) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 11 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday to accommodate Super storm Sandy restoration work. One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube.

The north tube of the Battery Park Underpass (FDR Drive to West Street) will be closed on Saturday from 1 am to 8 am for the restoration of the electrical and mechanical systems damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  The south tube (West Street to FDR Drive) will remain open. The Bayonne Bridge will be fully closed in both directions from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate. One of three southbound lanes on the FDR Drive from 68th Street to 63rd Street will be closed from 12:01 am to 6:30 am Saturday and from 1 am to 11 am Sunday to facilitate ongoing building construction. There will be street closures in Manhattan on Sunday between 7:30 am and 1 pm at the discretion of NYPD for the New York City Half Marathon. Details are available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml#manhattan. More information on the Half Marathon is available at http://www.halfmarathons.net/new-york-city-half-marathon/.

The following streets in the Bronx will be closed on Sunday from noon to 2 pm for the Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Formation:

  • Lafayette Avenue between Calhoun Avenue and East Tremont Avenue.
  • East Tremont Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Horace Harding Avenue.
  • Harding Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Brinsmade Avenue   The following streets in Brooklyn will be closed on Sunday from 12:30 pm to 3 pm for the Brooklyn Irish American Parade:
  • Prospect Park West between Garfield Place and 15th Street.
  • 15th Street between Prospect Park West and 7th Avenue.
  • 7th Avenue between 15th Street and Garfield Place.
  • Garfield Place between 7th Avenue and Prospect Park West  3rd Avenue between Marine Avenue and 67th Street and Marine Avenue between 4th Avenue and 96th Street in Brooklyn will be closed on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm for the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Intermittent Wind Gusts

Notification issued 3/17/16 at 6:25 PM. New York City is experiencing intermittent wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH. During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving high profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages. To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. For the latest weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Street Closures – Thursday, March 17

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Street Closures – Thursday, March 17   The following streets in Manhattan may be closed on Thursday between 11 am and 5 pm at NYPD’s discretion:

 

  • 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 42nd Street
  • Madison Avenue between 78th Street and 86th Street
  • Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street
  • Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
  • 43rd Street to 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street and 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 62nd Street and 63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 79th Street to 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 84th Street and 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

NJ Transit and rail workers’ unions reach tentative deal to avert strike

NEWARK, New Jersey —

New Jersey Transit and its rail workers reached a tentative deal Friday to avert a strike that would have thrown Monday’s commute into New York into chaos.

The settlement with railroad workers who had threatened to walk off the job ends a dispute that has been percolating for nearly five years, when the last contract expired. It avoids the agency’s first strike in more than 30 years.
“Thankfully for the commuters of New Jersey Transit the crisis is averted,” union spokesman Stephen Burkert said. “We are going home to our families.”

Gov. Chris Christie said that the contract was settled with the interest of taxpayers and fare payers “placed ahead of other interests.” He said that the negotiations were done in good faith throughout and that commuters “will get on the train Monday morning and it will be business as usual.”
“I’m pleased. I think we came to a fair, reasonable accommodation to the interests of the union and the interests of the taxpayers of the state,” Christie said.

Christie and Burkert did not give additional details of the tentative agreement. Christie said he was leaving time for the union to lay out the deal to its members before a ratification vote.

About 105,000 people commute into New York by train each weekday, either on NJ Transit or in combination with PATH. NJ Transit had warned that only about 4 in 10 of those riders would have been able to get to New York on the extra buses the transit agency said it would provide as a contingency plan.

The unions had been seeking a 2.9 percent annual wage increase over six years plus an increase in health insurance payments from 1.8 percent to 2 percent of straight pay. NJ Transit initially offered average 1.4 percent wage increases and health insurance payments rising from 10 percent to 20 percent.

Two emergency labor boards convened by President Obama over the last eight months had favored the union’s numbers and recommended pay raises of about 2.6 percent and health payment increases of 2.5 percent. They disagreed with NJ Transit’s contention that the unions’ wage and health insurance demands should be judged against other state workers rather than against other rail carriers in the region.

Christie said that the contract agreement is for longer than what the board had recommended.

The uncertainty over the contract talks had left commuters worrying Friday about how they were going to get back to work on Monday. In New York, a business group estimated that each hour the rails are shut will cost businesses about $6 million.

The last NJ Transit strike was in March 1983, and it lasted 34 days. For more information click here

 


Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – March 12-13

Brooklyn Bridge Saturday lane closures: * Brooklyn-bound: One of three lanes will be closed from 2 am to 2 pm, and two of three lanes will be closed from 3 am to 7 am. * Manhattan-bound: One of three lanes will be closed from 1 am to 7 am, and two of three lanes will be closed from 2 am to 6 am.  The north tube of the Battery Park Underpass (FDR Drive to West Street) will be closed on Saturday from 1 am to 8 am for the restoration of the electrical and mechanical systems damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Manhattan-bound (north) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 11 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday to accommodate Superstorm Sandy restoration work. One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube. The northbound FDR Drive between 61st Street and 96th Street and the northbound entrance ramps at 62nd Street, 48th Street and 34th Street will be fully closed on Sunday from 1 am to 7 am, and the FDR Drive southbound may be fully closed intermittently for a period of 15 minutes, to facilitate pedestrian bridge construction. The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed to vehicles in both directions on Saturday between 7 am and 3 pm. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, but cyclists may be required to dismount and follow the directions of the work crews. Metropolitan Avenue may be used as an alternative route. The Bayonne Bridge will be fully closed in both directions from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate. The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm for the Grants Tomb Criterium: * Riverside Drive Loop around Grant’s Tomb * Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue between 120th Street and 122nd Street * 120th Street and 122nd Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue   The following streets in the Bronx will be closed on Sunday from noon to 2 pm for the Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade: * Lafayette Avenue between Calhoun Avenue and East Tremont Avenue * East Tremont Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Harding Avenue * Harding Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Brinsmade Avenue   Detailed information on weekend street closures will be available on the DOT web site at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml.