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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…

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…

Some Tips on Parking Tips

With the holidays upon us, the topic of tipping in New York City is back in the news. Everyone has their own customs and opinions when it comes to this often sensitive topic, but since parking is our business, we thought it might be useful to ponder the question: Should parking attendants be tipped, and if so, when and how much? The answer is: It is completely up to you, the driver/parker. As in any…

Guide to NYC Parking Signs (And Those Pesky Tickets!)

There are more NYC street parking signs than we can count. Not being able to understand them is partly why NYC collects more than a half-billion dollars in parking tickets each year. A NYC parking ticket can cost anywhere from $35 to $150, and there are actually 98 different types of NYC parking violations. BASIC RULES OF NYC STREET PARKING SIGNS Think Red, White, and Blue — Red signs are the most restrictive, and the…

Traffic Alert: Normal Traffic To Resume Monday At Hugh L. Carey-Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

By: NY1 News Governor Andrew Cuomo says regular traffic operations will resume Monday at the Hugh L. Carey-Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.Three lanes will be heading into Manhattan during the morning rush. Both tubes reopened back on November 19, but the traffic pattern has been restricted because of damage to the signal system. The storm flooded the tunnel from floor to ceiling, also damaging the electrical, lighting, communication, surveillance and ventilation systems. [Read More]

Traffic Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – December 8 and 9, 2013

One tube of the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be closed on Saturday and Sunday between 3 am and 1 pm. One lane in each direction will be open in the remaining tube. Two of three lanes in each direction on the FDR Drive between East Houston Street and East 23rd Street may be closed on Saturday between 2 am and 6 am to facilitate Con Edison crane operations. A complete closure may…

Broadway League Reveals “The Demographics of the Broadway Audience” for the 2011-2012 Season

December 03, 2012 The Broadway League's 15th annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2011-2012, compares current theatergoing habits to previous seasons in predicting trends for the future. The analysis is based on extensive survey data gleaned from audience questionnaires distributed throughout the 2011-2012 Broadway season in New York City. It includes highlights on the demographics of the audience and their ticket purchasing habits. The report is part of an ongoing series that profiles…

Avoid Bumber Busting: Edison ParkFast’s Tips for Better Parking!

It’s happened to all of us: We brush or tap another car’s bumper or mess up our own while trying to park in and around New York. It’s easily the most common type of vehicle accident -- especially in a city like New York, with millions of vehicles seemingly occupying every available space. Whether parallel parking or pulling into a busy parking garage, your bumpers can take an incredible amount of abuse, and it’s often hard…