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ALERT: Gridlock Warning for Friday, Dec. 6

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Friday, December 6 is a Holiday Gridlock Alert Day, one of the heaviest vehicular traffic days of the holiday season. Residents, commuters and visitors are strongly advised to use mass transit. The remaining Gridlock Alert Days for this holiday season are: * Thursday, December 12 * Friday, December 13 * Wednesday, December 18 * Thursday, December 19 * Friday, December 20

Alert: Gridlock Alert for Wednesday, December 4

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Wednesday, December 4 is a Holiday Gridlock Alert Day, one of the heaviest vehicular traffic days of the holiday season. Residents, commuters and visitors are strongly advised to use mass transit. The remaining gridlock alert days for this holiday season are: •             Friday, December 6 •             Thursday, December 12 •             Friday, December 13 •             Wednesday, December 18 •             Thursday, December 19 •             Friday, December 20

Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

HOW IT STARTED: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America's Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in…

Alert: Gridlock Alert for Friday, November 22

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Friday, November 22 is a holiday gridlock alert day, one of the heaviest vehicular traffic days of the holiday season. Residents, commuters and visitors are strongly advised to use mass transit. The remaining gridlock alert days for this holiday season are: • Wednesday, November 27 • Wednesday, December 4 • Friday, December 6 • Thursday, December 12 • Friday, December 13 • Wednesday, December 18 • Thursday, December 19 • Friday,…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – November 2-3

Friday, November 1, 2013 There will be bridge and street closings in all five boroughs on Sunday between 8 am and 6 pm for the NYC Marathon. Details are available on the DOT web site’s weekend traffic advisory page at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml. One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday to facilitate bridge maintenance work. Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th…

Alert: Halloween Parade Street Closures

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 7 pm to 11 pm for the Village Halloween Parade: * 6th Avenue between Canal Street and 17th Street * Dominick Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue * Sullivan Street between Broome Street and Spring Street * Broome Street and Spring Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street * 16th Street and 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue The…

ALERT: UN General Assembly Street Closures

Sunday, September 22, 2013 There will be intermittent closures throughout the day from Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27 because of the UN General Assembly session at the following locations: • Area bounded by East 60th Street on the north, East 34th Street on the south, 1st Avenue on the east, 3rd Avenue on the west, all inclusive • Area bounded by East 51st Street on the north and East 48th Street on the…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – September 7-8

Friday, September 6, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am Saturday until 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel, Williamsburg Bridge, RFK Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel, into Manhattan. Throughout this closure the Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5 lanes of traffic inbound/westbound and two lanes outbound/eastbound. The northbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway will be closed from Exit 28A (Cadman Plaza West) to Exit 29A…