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Category: Traffic and Parking Alerts

How to Tell If Your Parking Ticket is “Kosher”

Parking tickets are the scourge of New Yorkers who regularly park on the street (which is one reason we encourage people to use Edison ParkFast lots instead, hint hint). But if you do park on the street and are unlucky enough to get a ticket, how can you tell that that the ticket has been filled out properly by the issuing authority and is therefore valid? We came across a post on the NewYorkParkingTicket blog that's…

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…

AM New York: DOT Unveils 6,300 New, Clearer Parking Signs

The confusing, hard-to-read parking signs that make drivers in Manhattan crazy received a makeover Monday. DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled a redesigned parking signs for Manhattan that will make it easier on drivers, and aims to reduce parking tickets throughout the city's busiest area. The new signs have just two colors, are kept to 152 characters, are a foot shorter, and have a clearer type face. "The signs were a cross between an Excel spread…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – January 5-6

Friday, January 4, 2013 One of four eastbound (Brooklyn-bound) lanes of the Williamsburg Bridge will be closed Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate bridge maintenance work. The FDR Drive southbound exit ramp to Pearl Street/Civic Center will be closed from 11 pm Friday to 6 am Monday to facilitate ramp rehabilitation. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit or the following Whitehall Street/Staten Island Ferry exit. Access to the Brooklyn Bridge…

Parking Alert: 2013 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar

2013 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar Date/ Holiday Tuesday, January 1 New Years Day* Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Sunday, February 10 Asian Lunar New Year Tuesday, February 12 Lincolns Birthday Wednesday, February 13 Ash Wednesday Monday, February 18 Washingtons Birthday (Presidents Day) Sunday, February 24 Purim Tuesday, March 26 the first day of Passover Wednesday, March 27 the second day of Passover Thursday, March 28 Holy Thursday Friday, March 29 Good Friday Monday,…

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,…

Traffic Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – December 22-23

Friday, December 21, 2012 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. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the bridge closure. Motorists should…