New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2003-109

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 109
Monday, September 22, 2003



New York City Police Department Announces Traffic Closures For Presidential Visit And United Nations General Assembly

The New York City Police Department today announced the street closures and other traffic issues that will occur during the President's visit and the United Nations General Assembly this week. Due to these traffic restrictions, drivers should expect delays in the following areas.

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT

President Bush will be arriving in Manhattan on Tuesday, September 23, and departing on Wednesday, September 24. During his visit, his motorcade will close parts of the FDR Drive from Whitehall Street to
East 42nd Street , as well as routes between the United Nations, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and the Museum of Natural History.


UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY


The United Nations General Assembly will take place from Tuesday, September 23, to Friday, September 26. During these days, the following streets will be closed:

FDR Drive between 23rd and 63rd Streets -- INTERMITTENTLY
First Avenue between 40th and 49th Streets
East side of Second Avenue between 34th and 57th Streets
42nd Street between First and Second Avenues
44th Street between First and Second Avenues
46th Street between First and Second Avenues
48th Street between First and Second Avenues

The New York City Police Department encourages the public to use mass transit during these events. Drivers should avoid the Midtown area, or expect significant delays and heavy congestion.



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