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ParkFast Alert: Street Closures for St. Patrick’s Day & Half-Marathon

Weekend Traffic Alert, March 15-17, 2013. 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 to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour…

ParkFast Alert: Alternate Side Parking Rules Temporarily Suspended in Parts of Northern Manhattan

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Effective Monday, March 18 Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of Washington Heights and Inwood until further notice as the Department of Transportation begins the first of two phases to install new, reduced parking regulations. Approximately 1,700 signs in the area will be installed during this phase, reducing the frequency and duration of residential street cleaning parking restrictions and easing parking for local residents. The…

Free Infographic: Broadway by the numbers

Arguably the world’s greatest performing arts center, Manhattan’s Theater District did not start out in Midtown. New York’s earliest theatrical venues, dating back to the mid-1700s, were located way downtown in the Financial District, and they gradually moved uptown from there. By 1870, the theater world was centered around Union Square. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when major theaters sprang up in Times Square and just north of it, and this area remains the…

Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Manhattan!

Yes, it's that time of year again when it seems like everyone in New York City turns Irish. From green costumes to green beer and even green hair, the spirit of the Irish inhabits New Yorkers great and wee. As we run up to the big March 17 holiday, here's a handy rundown of everything you need to know to get your shamrocks shaking. Erin go Braugh! WHO IS THIS PATRICK FELLOW? Saint Patrick is…