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Street Parking: Is it Legal to Hold Someone’s Space?

If you're a New Yorker, nothing surprises you. Not a guy walking down 8th Avenue with a parrot on his shoulder; not a naked cowboy strumming his guitar in Times Square. But what if you tried to park on the street in a legal spot and were told you can't... because someone was holding the spot for another driver? Does that actually happen in the Big Apple, and is it legal? The answers may surprise…

Driving Alert: Alternate Side Rules Suspended Monday-Wednesday, February 11-13

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended on Monday, February 11, to facilitate snow removal and on Tuesday and Wednesday for observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Ash Wednesday. Payment at parking meters will be in effect throughout the city on these days. [Read More]

Driving Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – February 2-3

The ramp for the southbound FDR Drive to the Civic Center/Pearl Street and local streets will be closed from 7 am Saturday to 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit or the following Whitehall Street Staten Island Ferry exit for access to local streets. Access to the Brooklyn Bridge is not affected. There will be no closures of the inbound Brooklyn Bridge during these times. The south outer roadway of the…

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…

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…

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,…

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]

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.…