The New York City Police Department today announced street
closures and detours for the Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31. The
parade begins at 7 p.m. and runs along Sixth Avenue between Canal and 23rd
Streets. Because heavy traffic is expected in the area all night, mass transit
is strongly recommended.
From 6 p.m. until the end of the parade, the following
traffic rules will be in effect:
- Sixth Avenue will
be closed from Canal to 23rd Streets.
- 21st and 22nd
Streets will be closed from Fifth to Seventh Avenues.
- Traffic will only
be permitted to cross the parade route at West Houston and 14th
In addition to street closures and detours, the New York City
Police Department will be taking additional steps to stop crime and vandalism on
Halloween. Extra patrols will be assigned to following areas throughout the
- The Halloween
- Schools at
- Houses of
- City housing
Additional Gang Enforcement officers will also be on patrol
throughout the city.