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Press Release | NO. 2006-033

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Press Release # 033
Friday, June 30, 2006

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Announces Street Closures And Media Parking During The July Fourth Celebration.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced street closures and media parking areas during the Macy's 30th Annual Fireworks Display over the East River. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 4, beginning at about 9:20 p.m. and ending at 9:50 p.m. Drivers are advised to use public transportation and avoid the following locations between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The Department reminds spectators that no large backpacks, coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the viewing area. All restricted items are subject to search and seizure.


FDR Drive
From Houston Street to East 63rd Street (both directions)

FDR Drive
From Broad Street to Brooklyn Bridge

Between FDR and First Ave.
All streets from Houston to East 63rd Street


2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
First, Second, and Third Avenues
14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 57th, and Houston Streets


Each media outlets will be permitted to park ONE "BROADCAST VEHICLE
ONLY" along the service road of the FDR Drive by the Water Club
parking area accessed from East 23rd Street and the FDR Drive. Spots are
allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. Media
support vehicles may park on any side street west of First Avenue,
EXCEPT for the following streets: 23rd, 25th, 34th, and 42nd.

Parking is prohibited in crosswalks, bus stops, and at fire hydrants.

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