New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the Police
Department's plans for coverage of the St. Patrick's Day Parade which will take
place on Friday, March 17, 2006.
The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and will begin at 44th Street and travel
north up Fifth Avenue to 86th Street. Alcohol consumption during the parade is
prohibited. Persons found with alcohol may be subject to summons and/or arrest.
Police Officers will confiscate alcoholic beverages brought to the parade, as
well as any of the following locations:
* Port Authority Bus Terminal
* Staten Island Ferry Terminals
* Penn Station
* Central Park
* Any Public Street
The street closings and increased traffic resulting from the parade can cause
traffic congestion. Attendees are advised to use public transportation and avoid
the following areas from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
44th to 46th Streets from Vanderbilt Avenue to Avenue of
47th to 48th Streets from Park Avenue to Avenue of the
At 11 a.m., the parade will start NORTH on Fifth Avenue from 44th
Street to 86th Street.
The Central Park transverse roads will remain open to traffic. Pedestrian
crossing along the parade route will be permitted on 49th Street to 55th Street,
57th Street and 58th Street, 59th Street east bound only and 60th Street west