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Summer 2014 Events in NYC and NJ: June Edition

Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” may be a hit single, but based on the events coming up this summer, thrill-seekers in New York and New Jersey will be anything but sad. Check out these awesome June happenings, and don’t forget to park with us! Times Square, Theater District and Midtown: June 8: Puerto Rican Day Parade June 21: Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga June 24-29: Gay Pride Week Events Daily: Choose from…

ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 10-11

Friday, May 9, 2014 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed Manhattan-bound from midnight Friday to 7 am Saturday and from midnight Saturday to 9 am Sunday. The eastbound BQE exit onto the bridge closes 30 minutes earlier and other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier. Motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. One of four lanes of the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from…

ParkFast Alert: Central Park Transverses Weeknight Closures – April 1-4

Monday, March 31, 2014 The Central Park transverses at 65th Street, 79th Street, 86th Street and 96th Street will each be closed once in the early morning hours during this week for annual scheduled under-deck bridge inspections. Each transverse will be completely closed to traffic, except for emergency vehicles, from 12:01 am until 5:30 am. Only one transverse will be closed at a time, so the adjacent transverses may be used as alternates. [caption id=""…

Tricks and Treats in Inwood

ParkFast Brings Halloween Fun to Kids in Upper Manhattan! Pint-sized ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls are expected to descend upon Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood Oct. 30 as local businesses WorkSpace Offices, Manhattan Mini Storage and Edison ParkFast host their fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza. The event, which includes a costume parade, spooky face-painting, games, contests and loads of candy, has grown in popularity every year that it’s been held. This year, over 400 trick-or-treaters and their parents…

ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge & Street Closures Oct. 18-20

The Ninth Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal will be closed on Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm to replace a damaged electric cable spool. Traffic will be detoured to the Hamilton Avenue Bridge. Two out of the four northbound travel lanes of Route 9A from West 48th Street to West 54th Street and the southbound left turn lane from 9A onto West 52nd Street will be closed from 12:01 am Saturday to 5…

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…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – July 27-28

Friday, July 26, 2013 The south tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 2 am Saturday to 5 am Monday for MTA repair work. Two-way traffic operations will be in effect in the north tube for cars and NYCT buses. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route during these hours. The Willis Avenue Bridge will be fully closed to motorists and pedestrians on Saturday from 2 am to 6 am for swing…

Everything You Need to Know About July 4th in NYC!

WHAT'S ALL THE NOISE ABOUT? The most American of holidays, the 4th of July is also known as Independence Day, and it commemorates the signing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which gave the colonies independence from Great Britain. Many New Yorkers skip town for the 4th, but in our humble opinion, there's no better place to spend America's birthday than right here in the Big Apple. If you're planning…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – June 14-16

Friday, June 14, 2013 MANHATTAN Joe DiMaggio Highway/West Street-9A northbound between Houston Street and West 14th Street: •             One of four lanes northbound will be closed 8pm Saturday to noon Sunday. Two of four northbound lanes will be closed 1am to 8am Sunday, and again 9pm Sunday to 6:30am Monday to facilitate roadway restoration work. The following streets will be closed on Saturday and/or Sunday to facilitate crane operation, roadway restoration or facade inspection work:…