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Press Release # 035a
Monday, September 12, 2005

The New York City Police Department Announces Media Parking Areas For The United Nations General Assembly

The New York City Police Department today announced the parking areas that will be available for members of the media for the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street.

Effective Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 8 p.m. all media vehicles parked on the media islands near the U.N. must vacate the location so security installations may begin. First Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Tuesday at 10 p.m. Beginning on Tuesday at 11 p.m. media vehicles will be processed at an initial security checkpoint at 42nd Street and 1st Avenue prior to placement on the media island at the U.N. "Broadcast only" vehicles may cue for screening on the west side of 1st Avenue starting at 42nd Street and lining up 42nd Street south toward East 41st Street.

During the session of the U.N. General Assembly, trucks may be serviced, fueled or swapped out between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. only. All "Satellite and Microwave Trucks" returning to the U.N. zone must be re-screened at the security checkpoint. In addition, vehicles must return to their original parking location.

DCPI will have a command post vehicle on the North - West corner of 1st Avenue and East 46 Street to offer assistance. Inquires may be directed to the DCPI Field Command Post at 917- 769-2165,6. This number will be operational effective 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2005.

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