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ParkFast Alert: Street Closures for St. Patrick’s Day & Half-Marathon

Weekend Traffic Alert, March 15-17, 2013. The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour…

Free Infographic: Broadway by the numbers

Arguably the world’s greatest performing arts center, Manhattan’s Theater District did not start out in Midtown. New York’s earliest theatrical venues, dating back to the mid-1700s, were located way downtown in the Financial District, and they gradually moved uptown from there. By 1870, the theater world was centered around Union Square. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when major theaters sprang up in Times Square and just north of it, and this area remains the…

Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Manhattan!

Yes, it's that time of year again when it seems like everyone in New York City turns Irish. From green costumes to green beer and even green hair, the spirit of the Irish inhabits New Yorkers great and wee. As we run up to the big March 17 holiday, here's a handy rundown of everything you need to know to get your shamrocks shaking. Erin go Braugh! WHO IS THIS PATRICK FELLOW? Saint Patrick is…

ALERT: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – March 2-3, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the…

Driving & Parking Alert: Bridge and Street Closures / Alternate Side Parking – February 16-17, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013 Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Monday, February 18 for Presidents Day. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect. Download the alternate side parking calendar. The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian…

Driving Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – January 12-13, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic for the entire weekend, from midnight Friday to 6 am Monday for deck concrete placement. Manhattan-bound motorists from south Brooklyn via the Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway should use 3rd Avenue/Hamilton Avenue into the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Motorists from Queens/Long Island should consider the Williamsburg Bridge or RFK Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel. The Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5…

Traffic Alert: Times Square New Year’s Eve Street Closures

Monday, December 31, 2012 At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic: 7th Avenue from 41st to 59th Streets; Broadway from 47th to 59th Streets; 43rd to 47th Streets from 6th to 8th Avenue. 42nd Street from 6th to 8th Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday. After 6:30 p.m. on Monday, traffic closures will be instituted as crowd conditions warrant on…

Everything You Need to Know About New Year’s Eve in Times Square

New Year's Eve Schedule For 108 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year's Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year. JUST ANNOUNCED: ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" will feature Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen,…

Recycle Your Christmas Tree in NYC!

The NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting special collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees. Collections will take place beginning on Wednesday, January 2 through Saturday, January 19, 2013. Residents are encouraged to put out their discarded trees at curbside as early as possible during the collection period. DSNY asks residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees before placing them out for collection. DO NOT place trees in…