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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…

Gridlock Alert Day, Nov. 28!

WCBS: Tree Lighting, Obama Visit Force Day Of Gridlock For NYC Drivers (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK (CBS NewYork) — Between Wednesday night’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center and a visit by President Obama, commuters were better off sticking to mass transit. Due to the tree lighting ceremony — which took place shortly before 9 p.m. — Fifth and Sixth Avenues between 48th and 52st Streets were closed until around 11 p.m.…

Environment New York: Edison ParkFast leading the way on getting New York off oil

With the costs of our dependence on oil higher than ever, companies like Tri-State Biodiesel and Edison ParkFast are leading the way to a cleaner future for New Yorkers, according to a new report released today by Environment New York. “New Yorkers need a future free from oil, and companies like Edison ParkFast and Tri-State Biodiesel are helping to make that future a reality." said Eric Whalen, Field Organizer with Environment New York. "Hurricane Sandy…

AM New York: Queens-Midtown Tunnel: Full service restored for Monday morning commute

Photo credit: Workers restore traffic cameras in the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.(MTA Bridges and Tunnels/Mark Valentin) The Queens-Midtown Tunnel is set to open Monday for regular traffic flow for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, the MTA said Sunday. From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., three lanes will be open into Manhattan. "With this change, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel has been fully restored to pre-Sandy service," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The superstorm knocked out the overhead lighting…

NYC 2012 Holiday Gridlock Days and Tunnel Alert

Greetings! Want wanted to make sure you were aware of the following Gridlock Days alert, which comes to us from the Department of Transportation: The New York City Department of Transportation has announced the following dates as Gridlock Alert Days for the upcoming holiday season: • Friday, November 16th • Wednesday, November 21st (day before Thanksgiving) • Wednesday, November 28th (Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree         Lighting) • Friday, December 7th • Thursday, December…