New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2004-087

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 087
Friday, July 2, 2004



New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Announces Street Closures And Media Parking During The July Fourth Celebration

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced street closures and media parking areas during the Macy's 28th Annual Fireworks Display over the East River. The event will take place on Sunday, July 4, beginning at about 9:20 p.m. and ending at 9:50 p.m. Drivers are advised to use public transportation and avoid the following locations between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Commissioner Kelly said: "On behalf of the entire Department, I wish all New Yorkers and visitors a safe and festive Fourth of July. Please use caution this weekend and leave the fireworks displays to the professionals. I encourage everyone to celebrate with responsibility and to absolutely avoid driving after consuming alcohol."

The Department reminds spectators that no large backpacks, coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the viewing area. All restricted items are subject to search and seizure.

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

HEAVY TRAFFIC CONGESTION

2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
First, Second, and Third Avenues 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 57th, and Houston Streets

MILITARY SALUTE FLYOVER

Also on Sunday, July 4, 2004, members of the United States Air Force will salute our nation's birthday with a pre-dusk flyover. The salute will happen at 8 p.m. with military aircraft flying over the East River.

MEDIA PARKING

Each media outlets will be permitted to park ONE "BROADCAST VEHICLE ONLY" along the service road of the FDR Drive by the Water Club parking area accessed from East 23rd Street and the FDR Drive. Spots are
allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. Media support vehicles may park on any side street west of First Avenue, EXCEPT for the following streets: 23rd, 25th, 34th, and 42nd.

Parking is prohibited in crosswalks, bus stops, and at fire hydrants.



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