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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #09-019

Contact: Seth Solomonow (212) 442-7033

Sunday, May 3rd Street Closures for Five Boro Bike Tour

The New York City Department of Transportation today announced that rolling street, bridge and highway closures will occur on Sunday, May 3rd throughout the City to facilitate the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. Beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Battery Park in Manhattan, rolling street closures will follow the bike tour as it moves along the 42-mile route through Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn before concluding in Staten Island at 6 p.m.

Closures will affect portions of Church Street, Sixth Avenue, Central Park, Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, the Madison Avenue Bridge, the Third Avenue Bridge, the FDR Drive, the Queensboro Bridge, Vernon Boulevard, the Pulaski Bridge, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the Belt Parkway, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Bay Street, and other locations. The Staten Island Ferry will operate with additional boats to accommodate the Tour.

A listing of the approximate times for the various closures is attached. For more details and an interactive map go to: www.bikenewyork.org/rides/fbbt/route_map.html

Five Boro Bike Tour Bridge, Highway, Street and Park Closures

Bridge and Highway Closures

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following bridges and highways will be closed to motorists during the times noted:

Manhattan to Bronx
  • 3rd Avenue Bridge: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Madison Avenue Bridge: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Manhattan
  • Southbound Harlem River Drive into southbound FDR Drive (132nd Street to 63rd Street): 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Queensboro Bridge (Upper level/Manhattan-bound): 7:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Queens to Brooklyn
  • Pulaski Bridge (Southbound): 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Brooklyn
  • BQE Southbound (Tillary Street to Hamilton Ave): 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Gowanus Expressway (Hamilton Ave to 65th Street Split): 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Belt Parkway: (65th Street Split to 4th Ave exit.): 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Brooklyn to Staten Island
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Westbound lower level): 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Manhattan Street Closures

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following streets in Manhattan will be closed intermittently to motorists from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM for the Five Boro Bike Tour:

  • Greenwich Street from Battery Park to Trinity Place
  • Trinity Place from Greenwich Street to Church Street
  • Church Street from Trinity Place to Franklin Street
  • 6th Avenue from Franklin Street to 59th Street
  • 7th Avenue (Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard) from 110th (Central Park) to 135th Streets
  • 135th Street from 7th Avenue (Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard) to Madison Avenue Bridge
  • 116th Street from FDR Drive (Southbound) to Pleasant Avenue, Pleasant Avenue from 116th Street to 114th Street to FDR Drive (Southbound) to 63rd street Exit - ramp
  • York Avenue at 63rd Street (for the onramp to the Queensboro Bridge)
  • 63rd Street from FDR to on-ramp of the Queensboro Bridge located between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Bronx Street Closures

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following streets in the Bronx will be closed to motorists from 7:30 AM to 12:15 PM for the Five Boro Bike Tour:

  • 138th Street between Madison Avenue Bridge and Third Avenue Bridge
Queens Street Closures

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following streets in Queens will be closed intermittently to motorists from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM for the Five Boro Bike Tour:

  • 21st Street from Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue
  • Hoyt Avenue from 21st Street to 19th Street
  • Shore Boulevard from Astoria Park South to Ditmars Boulevard
  • 14th Street from Astoria Park South to 31st Avenue
  • 31st Avenue from 14th Street to Vernon Boulevard
  • Queens Plaza South from 34th Street to Vernon Boulevard
  • Vernon Boulevard from 31st Avenue to 44th Drive
  • 44th Drive from Vernon Boulevard to 11th Street
  • 11th Street from 44th Drive to Pulaski Bridge
Brooklyn Street Closures

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following streets in Brooklyn will be closed intermittently to motorists from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM for the Five Boro Bike Tour:

  • McGuinness Boulevard from Pulaski Bridge to Greenpoint Avenue
  • Java Street from Greenpoint to Franklin Street
  • Greenpoint Avenue from McGuinness to Franklin Street
  • Franklin Street from Greenpoint Avenue to Kent Avenue
  • Kent Avenue from Franklin Street to Williamsburg Street
  • Williamsburg Street from Kent Avenue to Flushing Avenue
  • Flushing Avenue from Williamsburg Street to North Elliot Street
  • North Elliot Street from Flushing Avenue to Navy Street
  • Navy Street from North Elliot Street to Gold Street
  • Gold Street from York Street to Front Street
  • Front Street from Gold Street to Old Fulton Street (Cadman Plaza)
  • Old Fulton Street (Cadman Plaza) from Front Street to Furman Street
  • Furman Street from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue from Furman Street to Columbia Street
  • Columbia Street from Atlantic Avenue to the BQE Entrance Ramp
Staten Island Street Closures

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following streets in Staten Island will be closed intermittently to motorists from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for the Five Boro Bike Tour:

  • Bay Street from Fort Wadsworth to Hylan Boulevard
  • Hylan Boulevard from Bay Street to Edgewater Street
  • Bay Street from Edgewater Street to Front Street
  • Edgewater Street from Bay Street to Front Street
  • Front Street from Bay Street to Murray Hulbert Avenue
  • Murray Hulbert Avenue from Front Street to Hannah Street
  • Hannah Street from Murray Hulbert Avenue to Bay Street
  • Bay Street from Hannah Street to St. George/Staten Island Ferry Terminal
City Parks

On Sunday, May 3rd, the following parks will be impacted by the Five Boro Bike Tour. Some roadways and paths will be closed during the times noted:

  • Battery Park, Manhattan: 5:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Central Park, East Park Drive from 59th Street to 110th Street, Manhattan: 7:00 AM -11:40 AM
  • Astoria Park, Queens: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Commodore J. Barry Park, Brooklyn: 10:30 AM - 1:50 PM

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