Parkfast Blog

Month: August 2013

“I Have a Dream.”

Edison ParkFast salutes Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his most famous speech. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"] Crowds gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.[/caption] The New York Times Aug. 28, 2013 CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech By MICHIKO KAKUTANI He began slowly, with magisterial gravity, talking about what it was to be black in America in 1963 and the…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – August 24-25

Friday, August 23, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am on Saturday to noon on Sunday for rehabilitation work. Motorists should consider using the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge or Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (MTA toll facility) Brooklyn-bound traffic will access the Bridge from Pearl Street or Centre Street, using a contraflow configuration. This weekend only, there will be additional access to the bridge via the Park Row…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – August 17-18

Friday, August 16, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am on Sunday to 5 am on Monday for rehabilitation work. Motorists should consider using the Williamsburg Bridge or the toll facilities at the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel, RFK Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel. Throughout this closure the Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5 lanes of traffic inbound/westbound and two lanes outbound/eastbound. Brooklyn-bound traffic will access the Bridge…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – August 3-4

Friday, August 2, 2013 The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm for DOT Summer Streets: * Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street/Lafayette Street * Lafayette Street between Reade Street/Centre Street and Fourth Avenue * Fourth Avenue between Lafayette Street and 15th Street * Union Square East between 15th Street and 17th Street * Park Avenue South between 17th Street and 32nd Street *…

ParkFast Alert: Broadway Reconstruction

Thursday, August 1, 2013 Reconstruction of roadway, utility upgrades, and replacement of trunk water mains on Broadway between Rector and Ann Streets is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, August 5th. The work will be conducted in two-block segments at a time. 1st Segment (August 2013 - December 2013): Rector – Thames (West Side) 2nd Segment (December 2013 - July 2014): Thames – Liberty (West Side) The remaining segments are to be determined/scheduled as…