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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…

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…

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]