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Press Release # 124
Tuesday, October 29, 2002

New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Extra Security Measures For Halloween Festivities On Thursday, October 31

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 Streets.

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 city:

  • The Halloween Parade
  • Subways stations
  • Schools at dismissal time
  • Houses of worship
  • Cemeteries
  • City housing developments

Additional Gang Enforcement officers will also be on patrol throughout the city.

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