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 12
116TH STREET FESTIVAL
Manhattan 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
East 116th Street
between 2nd Avenue and Lexington Avenue
3rd Avenue between East 106th Street
and East 122nd Street
HARE KRISHNA PARADE
Manhattan 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Avenue and 41st Street
Route: South on 5th Avenue from 41st Street to
Washington Square Park
SUNDAY, JUNE 13
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 Avenues; 44th Street between Broadway & Vanderbilt
Avenues; 45th Street & 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue & 6th
Avenue; 47th Street between Park Avenue & 6th Avenue; 48th Street between
Madison Avenue & 6th Avenue; Vanderbilt Avenue between 42nd Street &
47th Street; 5th Avenue between 43rd Street & 44th Street; 5th Avenue from
44th Street to
Route: North on 5th Avenue from 44th Street to
End: 5th Avenue & 86th Street
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
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
Central Park South will closed at Columbus Circle; however, a
lane will be established to permit vehicles destined for hotels therein. No
vehicular traffic will be permitted to cross Fifth Avenue at Central Park
Pedestrian Crossings: 58th Street from 5th Avenue, eastbound
Ticket-holders enter from 67th and 70th Streets (bag check at stands)
Street from Madison Avenue, westbound only
72nd Street, eastbound and
96th Street, eastbound and westbound
90th Street, eastbound from
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
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, 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.
The Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information will have personnel
present at the parade starting at 8 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.