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Alert: Gridlock Alert for Wednesday, December 4

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Wednesday, December 4 is a Holiday Gridlock Alert Day, one of the heaviest vehicular traffic days of the holiday season. Residents, commuters and visitors are strongly advised to use mass transit. The remaining gridlock alert days for this holiday season are: •             Friday, December 6 •             Thursday, December 12 •             Friday, December 13 •             Wednesday, December 18 •             Thursday, December 19 •             Friday, December 20

Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

HOW IT STARTED: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America's Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in…

Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – November 23-24

Friday, November 22, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 9 pm on Saturday until 6 am on Monday. Motorists should consider taking the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, or the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (MTA-tolled facility). One tube of the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be closed from 9 pm Friday through 5 am Monday. One lane will be open in each direction in the remaining tube. Motorists should expect delays.…

Alert: Gridlock Alert for Friday, November 22

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Friday, November 22 is a holiday gridlock alert day, one of the heaviest vehicular traffic days of the holiday season. Residents, commuters and visitors are strongly advised to use mass transit. The remaining gridlock alert days for this holiday season are: • Wednesday, November 27 • Wednesday, December 4 • Friday, December 6 • Thursday, December 12 • Friday, December 13 • Wednesday, December 18 • Thursday, December 19 • Friday,…

Spreading Cheer, Spreading Hope: ParkFast’s Parent Company Partners With NYC Charities for the Holidays

EDISON PROPERTIES TEAMS UP WITH PARTNERSHIP FOR THE HOMELESS AND FEEDINGNYC FOR TOY DRIVE AND HOLIDAY MEAL DELIVERIES It’s become a holiday tradition: Instead of spending money on decorations, Edison Properties and its various businesses are once again teaming up with worthy charities this season to make the holidays brighter for New Yorkers in need. In addition to making a $20,000 donation to the Partnership for the Homeless, Edison, the parent company of Edison ParkFast,…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – November 9-11

Friday, November 8, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from midnight Friday to 6 am Monday. Alternative routes are the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge or MTA-tolled facilities: the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Robert F Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel. Brooklyn-bound traffic will access the Brooklyn Bridge from Pearl Street or Centre Street, using a contraflow configuration. This weekend only there will be additional access to the bridge…

Our Halloween Extravaganza in Pictures

Batman and Robin showed up. So did Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and enough witches, ghosts and enough talking animals to populate a Disney movie. Close to 600 Inwood-area kids and their parents descended on the Uptown location of Edison ParkFast's sister company,WorkSpace Offices, for our fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 30. The candy-covered festivities, which were free and open to the public, included a live DJ, a costume parade, spooky face-painting, miniature golf, a treasure…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – November 2-3

Friday, November 1, 2013 There will be bridge and street closings in all five boroughs on Sunday between 8 am and 6 pm for the NYC Marathon. Details are available on the DOT web site’s weekend traffic advisory page at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml. One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday to facilitate bridge maintenance work. Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th…

Alert: Halloween Parade Street Closures

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 7 pm to 11 pm for the Village Halloween Parade: * 6th Avenue between Canal Street and 17th Street * Dominick Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue * Sullivan Street between Broome Street and Spring Street * Broome Street and Spring Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street * 16th Street and 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue The…