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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.


Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notification issued 5/4/2016 at 3:00 PM. To provide aerial TV coverage of the America’s Cup sailing event, helicopter flyovers will be conducted from May 5th through May 8th over the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. Aerial work will be conducted throughout the day for this event. For more information on the event visit: https://www.americascup.com/en/home.html.


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.