New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2004-118

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 118
Friday, October 29, 2004



New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Security Measures For Halloween Weekend, October 30-31

OCTOBER 31

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and detours for the Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and runs along Sixth Avenue between Canal Street and 23rd Street. Because heavy traffic is expected in the area all night, mass transit is strongly recommended.

From 6 p.m. until the end of the parade, the following traffic rules will be in effect:
* Sixth Avenue will be closed from Canal Street to 23rd Street.
* 21st Street and 22nd Street will be closed from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
* Traffic will only be permitted to cross the parade route at West Houston Street
and 14th Street.

In addition to street closures and detours, the New York City Police Department will be taking additional steps to stop crime and vandalism on Halloween. Extra patrols will be assigned to following areas throughout the city:

* The Halloween Parade
* Subways stations
* Schools at dismissal time
* Houses of worship
* Cemeteries
* City housing developments

OCTOBER 30 AND 31

FDR Drive * Closed southbound from East 96th Street to East 42nd Street - Saturday and Sunday
* All southbound traffic will be directed off the FDR Drive at the East 96th Street exit. Traffic will travel south on Second Avenue down to the East 34th Street entrance, via East 42nd Street , to re-enter the southbound Drive.



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