New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2006-007a

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 007a
Friday, September 1, 2006



The New York Police Department Announces Street Closures For The West Indian Day Parade On Monday, September 4th, As Well As Other Weekend Events.

The New York Police Department today announced several street closures in Brooklyn for the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, September 4, 2006. Because of the large crowds anticipated, drivers should expect delays in the areas described below.

The following traffic rules will be in effect for most of the day for the area bounded by Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue between Grand Army Plaza - Flatbush Avenue to Rochester Avenue:

No southbound traffic from Atlantic Avenue to Eastern Parkway starting at 8:30 a.m.
No northbound traffic from Empire Boulevard to Eastern Parkway starting at 8:30 a.m.
No eastbound or westbound traffic on Eastern Parkway starting at 9 a.m. No southbound traffic on Flatbush Avenue, from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard starting at 11:00 a.m.

In addition, the following closures can also be expected:

No northbound traffic on Flatbush Avenue, from Church Avenue to Grand Army Plaza starting at 11:00 a.m.
No southbound traffic on Ocean Avenue, from Empire Boulevard to Parkside Avenue starting at 11:00 a.m.
No northbound traffic on Ocean Avenue, from Parkside Avenue to Empire Boulevard starting at 11:00 a.m.

Subway riders planning to attend the parade are strongly urged to avoid the Eastern Parkway station, the Nostrand Avenue station, and the Franklin Avenue station on the 2 and 5 lines, due to the heavy congestion that is expected.

In addition to Monday's traffic closures, there will be a pre-parade festival, known as Jouvert, which will begin Sunday night, September 3, at 11 p.m. Though traffic will be permitted intermittently, the Jouvert festival will cause severe traffic delays all night on Flatbush Avenue south of Nostrand Avenue, and on Empire Boulevard from Flatbush Avenue to Troy Avenue.

The following is a list of other events that will cause traffic delays throughout the city this weekend.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

ANDREW GLOVER YOUTH PROGRAM STREET FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1100 x 1800
4th Ave. between E. 8th St. & E.14th St. closed.

FRIENDS OF DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA STREET FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1100 x 1800
2nd Ave. between E. 45th St. & E. 57th St. closed.

WASHINGTON SQUARE ART EXHIBIT
Manhattan: 1200 x 1900
University Pl. between 8th St. & 14th St. closed.

LITTLE ITALY'S MULBERRY STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL EVENT

Manhattan: 1800 x 2300
Mulberry St. between Canal St. & Broome St. closed.

WEST INDIAN - AMERICAN CHILDREN'S PARADE
Brooklyn: 1030 x 1400
Formation & Start: Kingston Ave & St. John's Place
Route: Kingston Ave from St. John's Place to Franklin Ave; South on
Franklin Ave to President St; Left on President St. to Brooklyn Museum.

SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STREET FAIR
Queens: 1100 x 1900
Greenpoint Ave. between 44th St. & 48th St. closed.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

GREENWICH VILLAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1100 x 1800
Broadway between 8th St. & 14th St. closed.

BRAZILIAN DAY FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1100 x 1800
6th Ave; W. 42nd St. to W. 56th St. & W. 46th St; Madison Ave to 7th Ave. closed.

WASHINGTON SQUARE ART EXHIBIT
Manhattan: 1200 x 1900
University Pl. between 8th St. & 14th St. closed.

LITTLE ITALY'S MULBERRY STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL EVENT

Manhattan: 1800 x 2300
Mulberry St. between Canal St. & Broome St. closed.

FOREST HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LABOR DAY STREET FAIR

Queens: 1100 x 1800
Austin St. between 72nd Rd. & Yellowstone Blvd. closed.

30th AVENUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION STREET FAIR
Queens: 1100 x 1900
30th Avenue between 29th St. & 42nd St. closed.

MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 4th (Labor Day)

MANHATTAN EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION STREET FAIR
Manhattan: 1100 x 1800
Lexington Ave. between E. 34th St. & E. 42nd St. closed.

WEST INDIAN DAY CARNIVAL
Brooklyn: 1100 x 1800
Eastern Parkway between Utica Ave. and Grand Army Plaza closed.
Formation & Start: Eastern Pkwy & Utica Ave.
Route: West on Eastern Pkwy from Utica Ave to Grand Army Plaza
End: Eastern Parkway and Grand Army Plaza

Additional Closures:

S/B traffic from Atlantic Ave to Eastern Pkwy between Utica Ave and Flatbush Ave.
N/B traffic from Empire Blvd to Eastern Pkwy between Utica Ave and Flatbush Ave.
N/B traffic on Flatbush Ave from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd.
S/B traffic on Flatbush Ave from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd.
S/B traffic on Ocean Ave from Empire Blvd to Parkside Ave.
N/B traffic on Ocean Ave from Parkside Ave to Empire Blvd.
The Above Streets will be closed from 1100 to 1800

WEST INDIAN DAY CARNIVAL
Brooklyn: 0900 x 1800
Sidewalks along Eastern Parkway between Buffalo Ave. & Flatbush Ave. closed.



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