New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2003-072

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 072
Wednesday, July 2, 2003



New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Media Parking During The Macy's July Fourth Fireworks Display

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and media parking areas during the Macy's 27th Annual Fireworks Display over the East River. The event will take place on Friday, July 4,
beginning at about 9:20 p.m. and ending at 9:50 p.m. Due to the expected crowds, drivers are advised to use public transportation and avoid the following locations between 3 p.m. and 1 a.m.


STREET CLOSURES


-FDR Drive From Houston Street to East 63rd Street (both directions)

-FDR Drive From Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Between FDR and First Ave. All streets from Houston to East 63rd Street Battery Park Underpass Both directions


HEAVY TRAFFIC CONGESTION

3 p.m. to 1 a.m. First, Second, and Third Avenues, 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 57th, and Houston Streets

MEDIA PARKING

Due to limited parking conditions, media outlets will be permitted ONE vehicle equipped with a microwave antenna along the service road of the FDR Drive by the Water Club parking area. This is an angled parking
area, where spots are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Media support vehicles may park on any side street west of First Avenue, EXCEPT for the following streets: 23rd, 25th, 34th, and 42nd.

Vehicles will not permitted to park in pedestrian crossings, crosswalks, bus stops, and unattended on a fire hydrant.



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