Construction Embargoes

DOT imposes construction embargoes during significant special events, including the New York City Marathon, parades, and for the winter holiday season. During embargoes, all active permits in the affected area(s) are suspended and no new permits may be approved, unless a waiver for the work is granted by DOT. Read more about embargoes in the Street Works Manual

 

Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Embargo – June 14 – 16, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic from 12:01 am Friday, June 14th through 11:59 pm Sunday, June 16th. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620.

Locations

  • Madison Avenue between East 124th Street and East 120th Street
  • Mount Morris Park West between West 124th Street and West 120th Street
  • East/West 124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West
  • West 123rd Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue
  • West 122nd Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue
  • West 121st Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue
  • East/West 120th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West

 

Coney Island Mermaid Parade Embargo – June 21 – 22, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade from 12:01 am Friday, June 21st through 11:59 pm Saturday, June 22nd. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See Coney Island Mermaid Parade map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620.

Formation

  • West 21st Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 22nd Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 23rd Street between Surf Avenue and Dead End
  • Surf Avenue between West 21st Street and West 24th Street

Route

  • Surf Avenue between West 21st Street and West 10th Street
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

Festival

  • Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

 

World Pride Embargo – June 26 – 30, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for World Pride, inclusive of the NYC Pride March from 12:01 am Wednesday, June 26th through 11:59 pm Sunday, June 30th. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See World Pride map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620.

Formation

  • 5th Avenue between 33rd Street and 25th Street
  • West/East 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • West/East 32nd Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • West/East 31st Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West/East 30th Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West/East 29th Street between 7th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West/East 28th Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West/East 27th Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West/East 26th Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue South

Route

  • 5th Avenue between 25th Street and 8th Street
  • West 8th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Greenwich Avenue between 6th Avenue and Christopher Street
  • Christopher Street between Greenwich Avenue and 7th Avenue South
  • 7th Avenue South between Christopher Street and Greenwich Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between Greenwich Avenue and West 23rd Street

Dispersal

  • 7th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 29th Street
  • West 25th Street between 9th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 26th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 27th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 28th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 29th Street between 9th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Festival (Manhattan)

  • 4th Avenue between East 9th Street and East 14th Street
  • East 13th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 12th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 11th Street between 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 10th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • Broadway between West 46th Street and West 50th Street
  • West 53rd Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 52nd Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 51st Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 50th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 49th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 48th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 47th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 46th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 45th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 44th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 43rd Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Festival (Brooklyn)

  • Flatbush Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue between 3rd Avenue and 6th Avenue

Miscellaneous

  • West 25th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West 24th Street between 8th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • West 15th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • East 15th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West
  • West 11th Street between Greenwich Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • West 9th Street between 6th Avenue and University Place
  • Greenwich Avenue between 7th Avenue and Christopher Street
  • Christopher Street between Greenwich Avenue and 6th Avenue

 

Coney Island 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Embargo – July 1 – 4, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Coney Island 4th of July Fireworks Celebration from 12:01 am Monday, July 1st through 11:59 pm Thursday, July 4th. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See Coney Island 4th of July Fireworks Celebration map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Locations:

  • The Area bounded by the Boardwalk on the South; Surf Avenue on the North; West 10th Street on the East; West 21st Street on the West (All Inclusive).
  • Stillwell Avenue between Mermaid Avenue and Boardwalk

 

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Embargo – July 1 – 5, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration from 12:01 am Monday, July 1st through 6 am Friday, July 5th. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Celebration map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Manhattan:

  • Water Street between Whitehall Street and Dover Street
  • Front Street between Old Slip and Dover Street
  • Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Old Slip between Water Street and South Street
  • Gouverneur Lane between between Water Street and South Street
  • Wall Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Maiden Lane between Water Street and South Street
  • John Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Beekman Street between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Peck Slip between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Dover Street between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Little Water Street between Fulton Street and Beekman Street
  • Pearl Street between Fulton Street and St. James Place
  • South Street between Whitehall Street and Jackson Street
  • FDR Drive between Brooklyn Battery Underpass and Delancey Street (including exit/entrance ramps)
  • State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place
  • Battery Place between State Street and West Street
  • West Street between Battery Place and West Thames Street
  • Fulton Street between South Street and Gold Street
  • Gold Street between Fulton Street and Frankfort Street
  • Frankfort Street between Gold Street and Pearl Street
  • Allen Street between Division Street and Canal Street
  • St. James Place between Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place and Oliver Street
  • Pike Street between Division Street and East Broadway
  • Area bounded by Grand Street on the North; Catherine Street/ Slip on the South; South Street / FDR Drive on the East; East Broadway on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn:

  • Jay Street between York Street and Dead End
  • Pearl Street between York Street and John Street
  • Adams Street between York Street and John Street
  • Washington Street between York Street and Dead End
  • Main Street between Front Street and Plymouth Street
  • John Street between Jay Street and Adams Street
  • Plymouth Street between Adams Street and Main Street
  • Water Street between Adams Street and Old Fulton Street
  • Front Street between Jay Street and Old Fulton Street
  • York Street between Jay Street and Front Street
  • Old Fulton Street between Cadman Plaza West and Furman Street
  • Henry Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Hicks Street between Brooklyn Queens Expressway and Atlantic Avenue
  • Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Old Fulton Street / Cadman Plaza West / Court Street between Henry Street and Joralemon Street
  • Adams Street between Tillary Street and Joralemon Street
  • Tillary Street between Prince Street and Cadman Plaza West
  • Flatbush Avenue / Flatbush Avenue Extension between Tillary Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Joralemon Street between Furman Street and Adams Street
  • Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Columbia Street between Atlantic Avenue and Degraw Street
  • Degraw Street between Columbia Street and Van Brunt Street
  • Van Brunt Street between Degraw Street and Dead End
  • Summit Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Imlay Street between Summit Street and Pioneer Street
  • Pioneer Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Conover Street between Pioneer Street and Dead End
  • King Street between Conover Street and Ferris Street
  • Ferris Street between King Street and Van Dyke Street
  • Sullivan Street between Van Brunt Street and Dead End
  • Wolcott Street between Van Brunt Street and Dead End
  • Dikeman Street between Van Brunt Street and Dead End
  • Coffey Street between Van Brunt Street and Dead End
  • Van Dyke Street between Van Brunt Street and Dead End
  • Reed Street between Conover Street and Van Brunt Street

 

Disability Pride Parade Embargo – July 12 – 14, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Disability Pride Parade from 12:01 am Friday, July 12th through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 14th. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See Disability Pride Parade map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620.

Formation

  • 26th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
  • 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • Madison Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street

Route

  • Broadway between 26th Street and 17th Street

Dispersal

  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
  • 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West