New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2006-037

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 037
Friday, September 15, 2006



New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Expected Traffic Delays Relating To The United Nations General Assembly.

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

For the first week of the United Nations General Assembly, the following streets will be completely closed to traffic beginning Monday, September 18th at 10 p.m.:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

On Monday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:
* Southbound at 63rd Street
* Northbound at South Ferry

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5 a.m.
* 45th Street from Lexington Avenue to Madison Avenue
* Vanderbilt Avenue from 44th Street to 46th Street
* 49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
* 50th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue and Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
Please note: Park Avenue will be open to vehicular traffic
* 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

Additional closures to vehicular traffic for Monday, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. are:
* 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

Also, on Monday, beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. the following areas will be subject to closure:
* 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 5th Avenue
* 5th Avenue from 39th Street to 42nd Street

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 10 p.m. and remain closed for the duration of the week:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:
* Park Avenue from 48th Street to 51st Street


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
* 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
* 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington
* 50th street from Madison Avenue to Lexington Avenue

Additional closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. include:
* 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street
* 49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
* 50th Street Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2006

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
* 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
* The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
* These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

Also on Wednesday, beginning at approximately 10 a.m., the FDR DRIVE will be closed:
* Southbound at 63rd Street
* Northbound at South Ferry

For the duration of the General Assembly, drivers should expect closures in different areas of the city related to security and increased motorcade traffic. Traffic in the vicinity of hotels and the U.N. will be especially heavy. This information may be subject to change. The most current closures can be viewed on the New York City Police Department's website at: www.nyc.gov/nypd.



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