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Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – June 11-12

The FDR Drive will be fully closed in both directions between 61st Street and 96th Street on Saturday from 2 am to 6 am and Sunday from 2 am to 7 am to facilitate construction of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station. Northbound FDR Drive traffic will exit at the 61st Street exit ramp and motorists can use First Avenue and follow the detour signs to the 96th Street entrance to re-enter the FDR. Southbound FDR Drive traffic will exit at 116th Street to use Second Avenue and re-enter the FDR Drive at 79th Street. The FDR Drive southbound entrance ramp at 125th street and northbound entrance ramps at 34th Street, 48th Street, and 62nd Street will be closed. All work is weather dependent.

There will be street closures in Brooklyn and Queens on Sunday between 5 am and 5 pm for the Bike the Boros: Brooklyn Queens Tour. The detailed route is available on the DOT web site at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml or on a map at   www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/bike-the-boros-tour-embmap-2016.pdf.

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 Bayonne Bridge will be fully closed in both directions from 11:59 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and from 11:59 pm Saturday to 8 am Sunday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.

One lane at a time on the 11th Street and 21st Street ramps in Queens leading to the Manhattan-bound Upper Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge will be closed on Saturday from 12:01 am to 5 am for repair of roadway wear and tear. These closures will take place Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12:01 am to 5 am until June 18.

One lane on each ramp will remain open to traffic at all times.   One tube of the Battery Park Underpass 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 West Street Underpass will be open when the south tube (West Street to FDR Drive) is closed.

The north walkway of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over English Kills will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 5 pm for painting of the bridge control house. The south walkway will remain open.

Two lanes of the Van Wyck Expressway between Northern Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway, either northbound or southbound, will be closed on Saturday between 1 am and 6 am and on Sunday between 1 am and 9 am. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street and Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street will be closed starting Friday through September 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm for the Little Italy Pedestrian Mall.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to midnight for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party: * Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 28th Street * Broadway between 25th Street and 26th Street (east curb lane) * 24th Street and 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue * 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue * 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue   The following streets will be closed on Saturday: * 5th Avenue between 45th Street and Washington Square North (east side only) and 45th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue in Manhattan will be closed from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm for the Hare Krishna Parade * Hamilton Place between 142nd Street and 144th Street and 143rd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Hamilton Place in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6:30 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Hamilton Heights Sugar Hill * 3rd Avenue between 106th Street and 122nd Street and 116th Street between Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the Abrazo del Barrio Street Festival * Central Park West between 59th Street and 90th Street and 59th Street between 7th Avenue and Columbus Circle (westbound lanes only) in Manhattan will be closed from 7:30 am to 11 am for the NYRR Mini 10K. The route will continue inside Central Park. * Bedford Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and North 12th Street in Brooklyn will be closed from 1 pm to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Williamsburg Walks * 5th Avenue between Sterling Place and 9th Street and Douglass Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from 10 am to 9 pm for Brooklyn Pride * Lafayette Avenue between Tompkins Avenue and Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from 1 pm to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Bed-Stuy Summer Kick-Off * 61st Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Woodside Avenue in Queens will be closed from noon to 4 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Multicultural Festival * East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Belmont Avenue in the Bronx will be closed from 11 am to 4 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Bronx Little Italy

The following streets will be closed on Sunday: * 5th Avenue between 43rd Street and 86th Street, 44th Street to 48th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue, and 79th Street to 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade * Broadway between 73rd Street and 86th Street (northbound lanes) in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the 39th Annual Plantathon and Crafts Fair * 3rd Avenue between 23rd Street and 34th Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Tilden Midtown Democratic Club & Gustavos Adolphus Lutheran Church Fair * Pitkin Avenue between Strauss Street and Amboy Street in Brooklyn will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Pitkin Avenue Summer Plazas * 86th Street between 19th Avenue and Bay Parkway in Brooklyn will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the 86th Street Bensonhurst Street Festival * Grand Avenue between 65th Street and 72nd Street in Queens will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce Lions Kiwanis Grand Avenue Festival

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm. 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.



Notify NYC – Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Notification issued 6/5/16 at 6:30 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for New York City today, until 7:15 PM. Strong winds & heavy rain is expected. For more info, visit www.weather.gov/nyc. During a severe thunderstorm, be prepared to potentially lose power. Charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, & turn refrigerators/freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances & keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power & have a disability or access needs or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) & need immediate assistance, dial 9-1-1.


Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – June 4-5

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.

One lane at a time on the 11th Street and 21st Street ramps in Queens leading to the Manhattan-bound Upper Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge will be closed on Saturday from 12:01 am to 5 am for repair of roadway wear and tear. These closures will take place Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12:01 am to 5 am until June 18.  One lane on each ramp will remain open to traffic at all times.

The 79th Street Central Park Transverse will be completely closed (except for emergency vehicles) on Saturday from 12:01 am to 5 am for scheduled under-deck bridge inspections. The other Transverses will be open.

One tube of the Battery Park Underpass 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 West Street Underpass will be open when the south tube (West Street to FDR Drive) is closed.

The Bayonne Bridge will be fully closed in both directions from 11:59 pm Friday to 5 am Monday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.    The following streets will be closed on Saturday: * 1st Avenue between 68th Street and 79th Street Place in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 1st Avenue Festival * Belmont Avenue between Rockaway Avenue and Watkins Street in Brooklyn will be closed from 1 pm to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Be On Belmont * 61st Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Woodside Avenue in Queens will be closed from noon to 4 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Multicultural Festival * Lane Avenue between Westchester Avenue and East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx will be closed from 4 pm to 9 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Movie and Family Nights at the Square.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm for the Celebrate Israel Parade: * 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 79th Street * Madison Avenue between 70th Street and 79th Street (east side) * Lexington Avenue between 70th Street and 79th Street (west side) * 52nd Street to 55th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue * 56th Street between 7th Avenue and Park Avenue * 68th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue * 69th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue * 73rd Street to 78th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue   The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday from noon to 6 pm for the Philippine Independence Day Council Parade & Festival: * Madison Avenue between 39th Street to 25th Street * Park Avenue between 24th Street and 25th Street (west side only) * 24th Street to 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue * 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue * 29th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue * 36th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue * 37th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue * 38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue * 39th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.

The following streets in Queens will be closed on Sunday from noon to 2 pm for the Queens Pride Parade: * 37th Avenue between 90th Street and 74th Street * 89th Street between 35th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue * 75th Street between 37th Avenue and 37th Road * 37th Road between 74th Street and 77th Street * 46th Street between 6th Avenue and 9th Avenue * 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue   The following streets will be closed on Sunday: * 6th Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Church of St. John Baptist & Gramercy Park Neighborhood Association Fair * 5th Avenue between 65th Street and 85th Street in Brooklyn will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the 5th Avenue Spring Festival * Grand Concourse between 184th Street and Mosholu Parkway and Van Cortland Avenue between Grand Concourse and Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx will be closed from 1 pm to 5 pm for the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade * Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn will be closed from 2 pm to 5 pm for the Puerto Rican State Parade and Festival The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves.

The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm. 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


Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notification issued 5/29/16 at 3:00 PM. In conjunction with Fleet Week 2016, various military flyover activities will take place tomorrow, May 30th. At 12:00 PM, The U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover involving four FA – 18’s east up the Hudson past the Intrepid, to support the Intrepid Memorial Day Ceremony. At approximately 12:55 PM, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will conduct a parachute jump into Citi Field in Queens, prior to the NY Mets Game. At approximately 1:00 PM, the U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover involving four FA – 18’s prior to the NY Mets Game at Citi Field. At 1:30 PM, The U.S Coast Guard will conduct a search & rescue demonstration over the water in the vicinity of Pier 86 – The Intrepid Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. Weather permitting, the demonstration will consist of one swimmer exiting a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to perform a rescue demonstration. For more info, please visit www.fleetweeknewyork.com.


Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City

Notification issued 5/25/16 at 5:00 PM. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City for tomorrow, 5/26, from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. The previously issued advisory remains in effect until 11:00 PM tonight. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. For more information, visit the National Weather Service at http://www.1.usa.gov/16w10Sq or the Department of Environmental Conservation at http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm.

 


Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 21-22

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.  One of two lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge North Inner Roadway Manhattan-bound will be closed on Saturday from 5 am to 1 pm to facilitate maintenance work.

The Bayonne Bridge will be fully closed in both directions from 9 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and from 9 pm Saturday to 8 am Sunday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.

One tube of the Battery Park Underpass 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 West Street Underpass will be open when the south tube (West Street to FDR Drive) is closed.

The FDR Drive northbound at Houston Street will be fully closed from 12:01 am Saturday through 5 am Monday to facilitate overpass reconstruction work. During this time, the FDR Drive northbound exit ramp to Houston Street will have 2 lanes available for thru traffic with no access to Houston Street. To access Houston Street motorists should follow the detour to the FDR Drive northbound 23rd Street exit. Motorists wishing to access the FDR Drive northbound from eastbound Houston Street will be diverted to the 23rd Street entrance via 1st Avenue. Pedestrians will be unable to access East River Park via the pedestrian ramps near Houston Street and will be redirected to enter the park at entrances near the Williamsburg Bridge or 6th Street.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm for the Dance Parade: * Broadway between 23rd Street and 17th Street * Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street * University Place between 14th Street and 8th Street * 21st Street and 22nd Street between Park Avenue South and 5th Avenue * 8th Street between University Place and 3rd Avenue * St. Marks Place between 3rd Avenue and Avenue A * Avenue A between 7th Street and 12th Street * 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B * 7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B   The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from noon to 3 pm for the Turkish Day Parade and Festival: * Madison Avenue between 53rd Street and 47th Street * Park Avenue between 51st Street and 53rd Street (west side) * 2nd Avenue between 45th Street and 50th Street * 5th Avenue between 51st Street and 53rd Street (east side) * 52nd Street and 53rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue * 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue * 49th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue * 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 2nd Avenue (into Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)  * 46th Street and 47th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue * 45th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue   The following streets in Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 7:30 am to noon for the Brooklyn Half Marathon: * Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Bedford Avenue * West 15th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk * Washington Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard * Empire Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Flatbush Avenue * Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza * Grand Army Plaza (Entire Circle) * Ocean Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue * Parkside Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Park Circle * Park Circle between South Lake Drive and Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp * Ocean Parkway between Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp and Surf Avenue * Surf Avenue between Ocean Parkway and West 19th Street * Boardwalk between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue * West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk * Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk In Prospect Park: * West Lake Drive between East Drive and South Lake Drive * South Lake Drive between West Lake Drive and East Lake Drive * East Lake Drive between South Lake Drive and East Drive * West Drive between East Drive and West Lake Drive

The following streets will be closed on Saturday: * Duane Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street and Greenwich Street between Reade Street and Jay Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 3 pm for the Taste of Tribeca * Barrow Street between 7th Avenue South and Hudson Street, Bedford Street between Christopher Street and Morton Street, and Commerce Street between 7th Avenue South and Barrow Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for Ye Old Village Fair * Hamilton Place between 142nd Street and 144th Street and 143rd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Hamilton Place in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6:30 pm for DOT Weekend Walks Hamilton Heights Sugar Hill * Broadway between 47th Street and 57th Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for NY Young Republicans & C.O.R.E. Times Square Expo * Belmont Avenue between Rockaway Avenue and Watkins Street in Brooklyn will be closed from 1 pm to 6 pm for DOT Weekend Walks Be on Belmont.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday from 10 am to noon for the 14th Annual NYPD Memorial 5K Run: * South End Avenue between Liberty Street and Albany Street * Albany Street between South End Avenue and West Street * West Street between Albany Street and West 12th Street (southbound lanes only) * Warren Street between West Street and North End Avenue   The following streets will be closed on Sunday: * Broadway between 29th Street and 23rd Street (east curb lane), Broadway between 23rd Street and 18th Street (west curb lane), and 19th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue (north curb lane) in Manhattan will be closed from 1 pm to 4 pm for the Nepal Parade * Amsterdam Avenue between 77th Street and 90th Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Amsterdam Avenue Festival * 3rd Avenue between 66th Street and 86th Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 3rd Avenue Community Benefit Festival * Nostrand Avenue between Sterling Street and Glenwood Road in Brooklyn will be closed from 11 am to 7 pm for the Haitian Flag Day Parade * Sheepshead Bay Road between East 15th Street and Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from noon to 5 pm for DOT Weekend Walks Sheepshead Bay  The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm. 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.


Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 7-8

One lane at a time will be closed on the Lower Roadways of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Saturday from 12:01 am until 7 am for preventive maintenance. The work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled if necessary.   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 bicycle and pedestrian path along the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge will be open this Saturday. The closure originally scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled for 10 pm Saturday, May 14 to 5 am Sunday, May 15.

Con Edison will operate free shuttle buses across the bridge every 15 minutes. A second vehicle will be provided to transport bicycles. 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. Beginning on Friday, Traffic Enforcement Agents will be on duty at the City Island Bridge to assist in the maintenance of vehicular traffic during construction. Traffic agents will be on duty Friday to Sunday from 1 pm to 10 pm and Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 8 pm until September 9th.

The Bayonne Bridge will be fully closed in both directions from 9 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate. One tube of the Battery Park Underpass 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 West Street Underpass will be open when the south tube (West Street to FDR Drive) is closed. The following streets will be closed on Saturday: * 2nd Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Middle Collegiate Church 2nd Avenue Festival * Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt Street and Bond Street in Brooklyn will be closed from 3 pm to 8 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Design Walk * Belmont Avenue between Rockaway Avenue and Watkins Street in Brooklyn will be closed from 1 pm to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Be on Belmont * Hollywood Avenue between Randall and Schley Avenue in the Bronx will be closed from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Throggs Neck

The following streets in the Bronx will be closed on Saturday from 10 am to noon for the 38th Annual Run the Bronx: * Grand Concourse between 179th Street and Van Cortland Park Avenue East * Aqueduct Avenue between 181st Street and 184th Street * 181st Street between University Avenue and Aqueduct Avenue * 184th Street between Aqueduct Avenue and Grand Concourse * Hall of Fame Terrace between Sedgewick Avenue and University Avenue

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm for the NYC Cannabis Parade: * Broadway between 31st Street and 24th Street (east curb lane only) * Broadway between 24th Street and 17th Street (west curb lane only) * Park Avenue between 17th Street and 14th Street * 17th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue   The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm. 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.