New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2006-021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 021
Friday, May 5, 2006



New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Expected Traffic Delays For Weekend Of May 6-7.

The New York Police Department today announced that numerous areas of Manhattan will be impacted by events planned for Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. To relieve traffic congestion, the Department urges people who are planning to come to the city this weekend to use public transportation. All drivers can expect heavy delays.

New York City Police Department announces street closures and expected traffic delays for weekend of May 6-7


SATURDAY, MAY 6


REVLON 5K RUN /WALK    
Manhattan  
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                           
Formation: West 42nd  Street and 7th Avenue       
Route: 7th Avenue from West 42nd Street to West 59th Street; enter Central Park
Note: The NYP parking areas on the west side of 6th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 48th Street will be used as a drop off area. No press vehicles will be permitted to park in these areas during this particular event.        


FREEDOM RUN MOTORCYCLE RIDE      
Manhattan  
10:45a.m. start           
Formation: Approximately 800 Motorcycles will arrive in Manhattan from New Jersey via George Washington Bridge.
Route:  P.A.P.D./ NYPD will escort the motorcycles over the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan; South on Harlem River Drive into FDR Drive; South on FDR Drive through Battery Park Underpass onto north bound West Side Highway; North on West Side Highway to pre-arranged parking area on north bound West Side Highway (East Side) Vesey Street to Warren Street. Participants will walk to view W.T.C. site and will visit and remain at ground zero for approximately one hour. Upon completion, they will be escorted back to George Washington Bridge utilizing the following route: North on West Side Highway into the Henry Hudson Parkway (9A); North on Henry Hudson Parkway to exit #14 George Washington Bridge/Cross Bronx Expressway/West 178th Street.

CURES NOT WARS MARIJUANA MARCH     
Manhattan
12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.               
Formation: East side of Broadway from Houston Street to Prince Street             
Route: South on the east side of Broadway from Prince Street down to City Hall Park


SUNDAY, MAY 7

BIKE NEW YORK * FIVE BOROUGH BIKE TOUR      
Manhattan
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.   
Formation: Battery Park in lower Manhattan  
       
Route:         
Manhattan:     
North on Church to Sixth Avenue, through Central Park then Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., east on 145th Street to 145th Street Bridge.

Bronx:         
East 149th Street, to Grand Concourse; south on Grand Concourse to East 138th Street and then across the Madison Avenue Bridge.

Manhattan:     
South on Harlem River Drive/FDR Drive to the Queensboro Bridge.

Queens:
Through Queens on local streets until the Pulaski Bridge

Brooklyn:      
Through Brooklyn on local streets until south on the BQE, and Gowanus Expressway. Cross on the Verrazano Bridge.

Staten Island:
Tour ends at the Ferry Terminal.


OLD ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL STREET FAIR       
Manhattan
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.              
Location: Broadway between Houston Street and Grand Street


BROADWAY MALL STREET FESTIVAL       
Manhattan
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.               
Location: Eastside of Broadway between West 86th Street to West 96th Street 


TURTLE BAY ASSOCIATION STREET FAIR         
Manhattan
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.               
2nd Avenue between East 43rd Street and East 55th Street 


CINCO DE MAYO MEXICAN FESTIVAL 
         
Manhattan
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.               
East 116th Street between 2nd Avenue and Lexington Avenue 



ADVISORY FOR HOLLAND TUNNEL DELAYS

Jersey City, New Jersey - Route 139 Roadway Closure

Beginning Friday, May 5, 2006 at 10:00 p.m., through Monday, May 8, 2006, at 5:00 a.m., the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be close the right lane of the west bound NJ 139 lower roadway in Jersey City, and the left lane of the east bound lower roadway for roadway rehabilitation. The two lanes leading to the west bound upper roadway will remain open, and the two lanes on the 14th Street Viaduct leading to the NJ Turnpike will not be affected. However, delays are likely to occur at the westbound Holland Tunnel. 



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