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89th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade


The 89th Annual Thanksgiving Day parade is scheduled to begin at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday November 26, 2015 at  West 77th Street and Central Park West.   The parade will then continue south on Central Park West and turn east on Central Park South. When the parade reaches 6th Avenue, it will proceed south to West 34th Street. At West 34th Street it travels west to Macy’s Herald Square and ends at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue at approximately 12:00 noon.


The following is a list of street closures for the duration of the parade from 9:00 am – 12 noon:



Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street

Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street

81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue




Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street

Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street

58th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue

59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue

6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street

34th Street between 6th Avenue 7th Avenue



33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue

34th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue

34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue

36th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

39th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue

40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue

7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street


Helpful Tips: 

Arrive early.  Several road and pedestrian closures will be in effect throughout the duration of the parade, so allow extra time to arrive to your destination.


Dress comfortably.  If you intend to be a spectator, please be aware that the duration of the parade is approximately three hours, outdoors.  Please note the weather conditions prior to your arrival.


Meeting Spot.  The parade attracts more than 3.5 million people to the streets of Manhattan every year,  making it one of the most popular events in New York City and easily the most famous parade in the country.  So if you and your party become separated at any point of the parade, designate a meeting spot.


Enjoy.  The Macys Thanksgiving Parade features more than 1,500 dancers and cheerleaders, close to 1,000 clowns, almost 30 parade floats, a dozen marching bands, and nearly 8,000 participants in all.


Paris Attacks

The NYPD is in close touch with our French police counterparts as well as our FBI partners here, following the tragic events in Paris. Out of an abundance of caution, as part of an enhanced counterterrorism overlay the Counterterrorism Bureau has made the following deployments: the NYPD Counterterrorism Response Command (CRC) resources as well as the Critical Response Group (SRG), and Hercules Teams have been dispatched to crowded areas around the city out of an abundance of caution to provide police presence, and public reassurance as we follow the developing situation overseas. Specific deployments, at French government locations in New York City, were made immediately after the attacks.


NYPD Intelligence Bureau Detectives in France are conducting liaison activities to assist the Paris Police in any way possible, while keeping the NYPD updated on the on-going situation.


There is no known indication that the attack has any nexus to New York City. We will continue to follow events closely and adjust our deployments accordingly.

Be fit, but be smart!

A healthy lifestyle has many rewards, and for many people this means going to a gym or workout facility. But when you pack your exercise gear think about what you really need and think about safety….


Get a good lock! Center dial combination locks are not recommended due to the relatively easy way they can be opened. YouTube is full of examples of locks being opened in seconds.


Leave it at home! Do you really need to wear jewelry to the gym? Carry credit cards? If you don’t take it with you, it can’t be stolen! Remember, gym lockers are not intended to secure high value items!


Ask if the club has special lockers for valuables, located in an area under constant surveillance of staff and/or video cameras.


Be alert! Look for suspicious persons and report them to the police and gym staff immediately.


Now enjoy that workout – you deserve it!

Cyber Tip of the Week

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Scam targeting Chinese students using WeChat- Beware- WeChat APP users

The Chinese WeChat is the second most popular messaging application and currently being targeted by cybercriminals and scam artists. NYPD have received an increase of reported Con-games after the victims used the popular Chinese APP WeChat.


In each case the victim communicates with a person he or she meets on the WeChat APP and believes that the person on the other side of the chat wants to be friends, they get you to share your personal information with them. They will try to set up dates and agree to meet you at a set location. In some cases the con-artist will ask the victim to send them explicit photos of themselves and when they do the con-artist will send them a message or call them threatening to expose them on the internet, report them to their school and or some cases threaten to harm them or their family if they don’t wire them money, gift cards, etc.


Whether it’s WeChat or any other chat APP / social network.  Social networking means opening up and sharing information online with others, but there’s some information you should never share online. Protecting yourself from sharing too much information can save you from identity theft and even protect your physical safety.


So let’s start with the obvious … never share your social security number (including even just the last 4 digits), your birth date, home address or home phone number.  Of course, you should protect all of your passwords, PIN numbers, bank account and credit card information.


If someone threatens you in any form:

  • STOP all communication right away.
  • Do not respond.
  • Go to your settings and block any messages from that person or number.
  • Threats or unwanted information by the perpetrator is meant to put fear in you and torment you to give into their threats or demands.
  • Do not send any money, gift cards or give out your bank account information or agree to meet anyone.
  • Do not delete any messages from this person, the Police will need it to investigate and prosecute the perpetrator.
  • Report it to right Away to NYLS Security at 212-431-2123 and the Police by calling 911.


WeChat users BEWARE of WeChat’s distinctive location-based services which can be very dangerous if used in the wrong hands.

WeChat’s “Look Around” add on, for example, allows you to see a list of other WeChat nearby users so that you can ask them to become your WeChat friends. The list of people is arranged from nearest to furthest and even details how close each of these WeChat users is to you. This naturally makes it easy for someone to stalk another person.

Another feature, “Shake,” also allows people nearby to identify your exact location, as long as you shake your mobile phone at the same time they do.

While these features are not automatically turned on, and require the user to activate them by default, careless users may forget to turn the feature off once they’ve used it.