New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2003-061

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 061
Friday, June 6, 2003



New York City Police Department Announces Traffic Closures And Expected Delays For Weekend Events, Including The East 116th Street Festival And The Puerto Rican Day Parade

The New York City Police Department today announced the traffic closures and expected delays that will occur during numerous events this weekend, including the East 116th Street Festival on Saturday and the
Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. Because of the expected crowds in the following areas, drivers should expect heavy delays. Public transportation is highly encouraged. As a reminder: The alcohol ban at
these public events will be enforced.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

116TH STREET FESTIVAL
Manhattan 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 3rd Ave. from E. 106th St. to E. 124th St. and E. 116th St. from 2nd
Ave. to Park Ave.

LITTLE ITALY MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION PEDESTRIAN MALL ACTIVITY
Manhattan 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mulberry St. between Canal St. & Broome St.

LENNOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE STREET FAIR
Manhattan 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1st Ave. between E. 68th St. & E. 79th St.

MURRAY HILL COMMITTEE BLOCK PARTY
Manhattan 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. E. 35th St. between Lexington Ave. & 5th Ave.

ST. ANTHONY'S FEAST
Bronx 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. E. 187th St. between Arthur Ave. & Cambreleng Ave.

BROOKLYN PRIDE PARADE
Brooklyn 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Formation & Start: South side of Prospect Park West from Bartel Pritchard Sq. to 13th St. (two lanes)
Route & End: 15th St. from Prospect Park West to 7th Ave.; Right on 7th Ave. to Lincoln Pl.

BROOKLYN PRIDE FESTIVAL
Brooklyn 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prospect Park West between 9th St. & 15th St.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

LITTLE ITALY MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION PEDESTRIAN MALL ACTIVITY
Manhattan 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mulberry St. between Canal St. & Broome St.

WOMEN'S MINI MARATHON
Manhattan 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Formation & Start: Central Park West & 61st St. Route: North on Central Park West to 90th St.; Enter Central Park and continue north on West Drive to 110th St.; South on East Drive to 67th St. End: Central Park; 67th St. & West Dr.

CHRISTOPHER EAST BLOCK ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
Manhattan 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christopher St. between 7th Ave. & Greenwich Ave.

TILDEN MIDTOWN DEMOCRATIC CLUB STREET FAIR
Manhattan 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3rd Ave. between E. 23rd St. & E. 34th St.

ST. ANTHONY'S FEAST
Bronx 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
E. 187th St. between Arthur Ave. & Cambreleng Ave.

86TH STREET MERCHANTS MULTI-CULTURAL STREET FAIR
Brooklyn 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
86th St. between 19th Ave. & 23rd Ave.

MASPETH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STREET FESTIVAL
Queens 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grand Ave. between 65th St. & 72nd St.

QUEENS COALITION FOR POLITICAL ALTERNATIVES FESTIVAL
Queens 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kissena Blvd. between Main St. & Sanford Ave.

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

Manhattan 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Formation: At 10:30 a.m., at 43rd St. between Madison and Fifth Ave.;
44th St. between Broadway & Vanderbilt Ave.; 45th St. & 46th St. between Vanderbilt Ave. & 6th Ave.; 47th St. between Park Ave. & 6th Ave.; 48th St. between Madison Ave. & 6th Ave.; Vanderbilt Ave. between 42nd St. & 47th St.; 5th Ave. between 43rd St. & 44th St. Route: North on 5th Ave. from 44th St. to 86th St.
End: 5th Ave. & 86th St.

TRAFFIC DETOURS

Formation area: Traffic will be detoured from the formation streets (above) upon the arrival of the first marching units or sooner, if so directed by the Traffic Commander.

Southbound: At 9:30 a.m., Fifth Avenue traffic at 96th Street will be detoured.

Westbound: At 9:30 a.m., 60th Street traffic will be detoured north on Madison Avenue.

Eastbound: 58th Street will be closed at Seventh Avenue. Central Park South will closed at Columbus Circle; however, a coned lane will be established to permit vehicles destined for hotels therein. No vehicular traffic will be permitted to cross Fifth Avenue at Central Park South. Transverse Roads: Closed both east and westbound at all times, except 96th Street.

Additional Closures: No traffic will be permitted eastbound on 50th Street at Sixth Avenue (except buses) or westbound on 51st Street from Madison Avenue.

The following streets will permit pedestrians the opportunity to cross the parade route or the dispersal areas:
49th, 50th (westbound only), 51st, 55th, 57th, 58th, 60th, and 72nd
Streets.

NO PARKING LOCATIONS

Both sides of Fifth Avenue from 59th to 96th Streets
Both sides of Madison Avenue from 59th to 97th Streets
Both sides of 60th, 64th, 68th, 69th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 79th, 83rd,
84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, and 96th Streets between Fifth and Madison Avenues
Both sides of 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 96th, and 97th
Streets between Fifth and Park Avenues.
North side of 86th Street between Madison and Park Avenues.

PRESS PARKING

No specific area has been designated for press parking. To assist members of the media in parking broadcast vehicles, the following streets are recommended:
East and west of Fifth Avenue: 52nd, 53rd, 54th, and 56th Streets
East of Fifth Avenue: 58th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 73rd, 75th, 76th, 77th,
78th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, and 84th Streets.

No vehicles will be permitted to park in any portion of the crosswalk.

DCPI ASSISTANCE

The Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information will have personnel present at the parade starting at 9 a.m. Members of the media requiring assistance should call (646) 610-6700 or ask a police
supervisor to radio for a member of the unit.



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