Heat Advisory

Notification issued 8/15/16 at 3:40 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for NYC from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM tomorrow, 8/16. The previously issued Heat Advisory remains in effect until 8:00 PM tonight. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling centers are open.
For cooling center locations and hours, or information on avoiding heat illness, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/beattheheat or call 3-1-1.

For more information please visit
www.weather.gov/nyc.

 


Notify NYC – Heat Advisory

Notification issued 8/15/16 at 8:00 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City for today, 8/15, from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling centers are open. For cooling center locations and hours, or information on avoiding heat illness, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/beattheheat or call 3-1-1. For more information please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.


Notify NYC – Heat Advisory

Notification issued 8/9/16 at 5:00 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City which is in effect from 2:00 PM tomorrow, 8/10, until 8:00 PM Thursday, 8/11. High heat indices are expected and are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling centers will be open tomorrow 8/10 and Thursday, 8/11.

For cooling center locations & hours, or information on avoiding heat illness, please visit:
http://www.nyc.gov/beattheheat or call 3-1-1.
For more information, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.

 


Notify NYC – Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Notification issued 7/25/16 at 5:02 PM. The National Weather Service has extended a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn until 5:30 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.

 


Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notification issued 7/22/16 at 7:17 PM. Weather permitting, on Saturday, July 23, the Army Golden Knights will be parachuting over Yankee Stadium in The Bronx as part of Military Appreciation Day. Between 2:40 PM and 3:20 PM, a Fokker F27 aircraft will make four passes over the stadium, dropping jumpers on each pass.



Notify NYC – Heat & Air Quality Health Advisories

Notification issued 7/21/16 at 6:03 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory citywide for Friday, July 22 from 12:00 PM until Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 PM. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling centers will be open. In addition, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City for Friday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Active children, adults, and people with lung disease such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. For more information, visit dec.nyc.gov. For locations, hours, and more information on avoiding heat illness, contact 3-1-1. For cooling center locations & hours, or for more information on avoiding heat illness, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/beattheheat, http://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/about/press-releases/20160721_pr_nycem_dohmh-urge-new-yorkers-take-precaution-during-hot-weather.page, or call 3-1-1. For more information, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.


Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notification issued 6/27/16 at 3:00 PM. Two military F-18 Super Hornets will be conducting a planned flyover over the Hudson River on Tuesday, 6/28, at 11:00 AM. The aircraft will be flying from north to south at an altitude of approximately 1,500-2,000 feet.


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.