New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2003-100

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 100
Friday, August 29, 2003



The New York Police Department Announces Street Closures For The West Indian Day Parade On Monday, September 1, As Well As Other Weekend Events

The New York Police Department today announced several street closures in Brooklyn for the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, September 1, 2003. Because of large crowds expected to attend, drivers should expect heavy delays all day in the area.

The following traffic rules will be in effect for most of the day:

No southbound traffic from Atlantic Avenue to Eastern Parkway starting at 9 a.m.

No northbound traffic from Empire Boulevard to Eastern Parkway starting at 9 a.m.

No eastbound or westbound traffic on Eastern Parkway starting at 10 a.m.

No southbound traffic on Flatbush Avenue, from Grand Army Plaza to EmpireBoulevard starting at 12 p.m.

No northbound traffic on Flatbush Avenue, from Church Avenue to Grand Army Plaza starting at 12 p.m.

No southbound traffic on Ocean Avenue, from Empire Boulevard to Parkside Avenue starting at 1 p.m.

No northbound traffic on Ocean Avenue, from Parkside Avenue starting at 1 p.m.

Subway riders planning to attend the parade are strongly urged to avoid the Eastern Parkway station, the Nostrand Avenue station, and the Franklin Avenue station, due to the heavy congestion that is expected.


In addition to Monday's traffic closures, there will be a pre-parade festival, known as Jouvert, which will begin Sunday night, August 31, at 11 p.m. Though traffic will be permitted intermittently, the Jouvert
festival will cause severe traffic delays all night on Flatbush Avenue south of Nostrand Avenue, and on Empire Boulevard from Flatbush Avenue to Troy Avenue.

The following is a list of other events that will cause traffic delays throughout the city this weekend.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

NYC RUN TO LIBERTY 10K

Manhattan 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Formation & Start: 2nd Place from West St. to South End Ave.
Route: North on West St. (Southbound Rdwy) to Gansvoort St. Runners then turn around and go South on West St. (Southbound Rdwy) to Chambers St. East on Chambers St. to Church St. South on Church St. to Trinity Pl. South on Trinity Pl. to Greenwich St. South on Greenwich St. to Battery Pl. East on Battery Pl. to State St. East on State St. to Bridge St. North on Bridge St. to Broad St. North on Broad St. to Wall St. East on Wall St. to Water St. South on Water St. to State St. West on State St. to Battery Pl. West on Battery Pl. to finish line Dismissal: Battery Pl. from State St. to West St.

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

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

Manhattan 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Greenwich Ave. between 6th Ave. & W. 12th St.

FRIENDS OF DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA STREET FAIR

Manhattan 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2nd Ave. between E. 43rd St. & E. 53rd St.

EAST SIXTIES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
Manhattan 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. E. 60th St. between Madison Ave. & Park Ave.

CARNAVAL AGUADILLANO FESTIVAL
Manhattan 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. E. 116th St. between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave

CHILDREN'S WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL
Brooklyn 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Formation & Start: St. John's Pl. between Brooklyn Ave. & Kingston
Ave.

Route & End: North on Kingston Ave. from St. John's Pl. to St. Mark's Ave.; West on St. Mark's Ave. to Franklin Ave.; South on Franklin Ave. to President St.; West on President St. to Brooklyn Museum Grounds.

CHINESE PROMISE BAPTIST CHURCH SUMMER STREET FAIR
Brooklyn 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 8th Ave. between 47th St. & 54th St.

FEAST OF SANTA ROSALIA SOCIETY

Brooklyn 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 18th Ave. between 67th St. & Bay Ridge Pkwy

SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Queens 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Greenpoint Ave. between 44th St. & 48th St.; 46th St. between Queens Blvd. & Greenpoint Ave.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

BRAZILIAN FESTIVAL

Manhattan 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6th Ave. between W. 42nd St. & W. 56th St.; W. 46th St. between 5th Ave. & 7th Ave.

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

CARNAVAL AGUADILLANO FESTIVAL

Manhattan 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. E. 116th St. between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.

ST. LUCIA USA CARNIVAL
Bronx 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Webster Ave. between East Gun Hill Rd. & E. 233rd St.

FEAST OF SANTA ROSALIA SOCIETY
Brooklyn 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 18th Ave. between 67th St. & Bay Ridge Pkwy

FOREST HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STREET FESTIVAL

Queens 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Austin St. between Ascan Ave. & Yellowstone Blvd.; Continental Ave. between Queens Blvd. & Austin St.



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