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Guide to NYC Parking Signs (And Those Pesky Tickets!)

There are more NYC street parking signs than we can count. Not being able to understand them is partly why NYC collects more than a half-billion dollars in parking tickets each year. A NYC parking ticket can cost anywhere from $35 to $150, and there are actually 98 different types of NYC parking violations. BASIC RULES OF NYC STREET PARKING SIGNS Think Red, White, and Blue — Red signs are the most restrictive, and the…

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]

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.…

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…