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

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

 The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 5 pm:

* 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 86th Street

* Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street

* Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street

* Madison Avenue between 78th Street and 86th 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 Madison Avenue and 5th 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 Park Avenue and 5th Avenue

* 84th Street and 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue


Notify NYC – Mass Transit Restoration

Notification issued 3/14/17 at 5:05 PM. Following prior suspensions, MTA has announced the following mass transit restorations: – LIRR service continues to operate on a normal schedule with scattered delays – Staten Island Railway service has resumed as of 3:15PM this afternoon, 3/14 – MTA subway above-ground service will resume at 6PM tonight, 3/14 – Metro-North will resume limited hourly service starting at 6PM tonight until 11PM on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. There will be no branch service. Full Metro-North service will resume tomorrow morning, 3/15, per the regular weekday schedule. – MTA bus service will begin running normally at 5AM tomorrow morning, 3/15 – Express MTA subway service will begin operating normally at 7AM or earlier tomorrow morning, 3/15 – Access-a-Ride paratransit service has begun taking reservations for tomorrow’s commute Commuters should expect residual delays on all mass transit and visit for details. For more information, please see the following press release:

Be Ready, Stay Safe During Storms

Be prepared for seasonal storms that can affect your area:

  • Make sure your emergency kit is up to date and easy to access.
  • If your heat goes out, keep the doors closed off to rooms you are not using and close your blinds or curtains to keep in some heat.
  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning device inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves and avoid burst pipes due to freezing conditions.
  • If you are using a fireplace, make sure you use a screen and it is properly ventilated.
  • Stay on top of weather changes in your area by checking the National Weather Service.

Notify NYC – Mass Transit Disruption

Notification issued 3/13/17 at 7:45 PM. Due to the impending winter storm, the following mass transit disruptions have been announced: • MTA subway express service will be suspended citywide after tonight’s evening rush hour. • MTA above-ground subway service will be suspended citywide beginning at 4:00 AM tomorrow, 3/14. For more details, please view the MTA below-ground-only service map here: • NYC Transit, LIRR and Metro North commuters are encouraged to stay home tomorrow if possible as additional service changes are expected. Customers are encouraged to regularly check for service updates affecting the Tuesday morning commute. For the latest weather information, please visit

Keeping You Informed!

In recent weeks, there has been a wave of threats against synagogues across the nation.

The NYPD is committed to protecting the religious community by safeguarding our houses of worship and religious centers.

Therefore, in light of the recent incidents, the NYPD is deploying additional resources to patrol the houses of worship in our communities and making contact with Jewish centers and schools.

These officers will query stakeholders about any threatening or unusual incidents which occurred on the premises and provide guidance on how to report this information to the police.

Credit Card Skimmers – a primer for your safety!

Did you know that: your credit card information and — worse! — your debit card account details can be accidentally compromised by your own hand?

The second you unwittingly put your card into a machine with a skimmer attached, you’ve opened up your wallet to the dark side.

That’s why knowing how to spot a skimmer (and what telltale signs to look out for) can help you protect your money.

You also need to be aware which machines are most likely to have skimmers — and to remember which cards to use in more precarious circumstances. 

Here’s how to shield your hard-earned cash from a skimmer-happy scammer.

Credit Card Skimmers – a primer for your safety


Game Day Food Safety Tips

If you’re planning to cook or serve food this Sunday for your Super Bowl guests, make sure you follow these four food safety tips to prevent illness:

  1. CLEAN: When preparing party food, wash hands and surfaces often.
  2. SEPARATE: Use separate plates for raw and cooked food when grilling.
  3. COOK: Cook food to the right temperature.
  4. CHILL: Don’t leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours.

Make food safety and fun your priority on game day! For more game day food tips, visit