New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2007-017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 017
Friday, May 18, 2007



New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Expected Traffic Delays For Weekend Of May 19-20.

The New York Police Department today announced that areas of Manhattan will be impacted by events planned for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. 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 delays.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

NINTH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ninth Avenue between West 37th & West 57th Streets closed

BEDFORD BARROW COMMERCE B.A.

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bedford, Barrow & Commerce Streets between 7th Avenue & Hudson Street closed.

CHRISTOPHER ST. BLOCK & MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Christopher Street between 7th Avenue South & Hudson Street closed

FORUM’S CHILDREN FOUNDATION FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) between 42nd & 56th Streets closed

ST. GEORGE UKRANIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FESTIVAL

Manhattan

12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

East 7th Street between Second & Third Avenues closed

VILLAGE CROSSTOWN TROLLEY FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Astor Place between Broadway & Lafayette Street closed

CAMBA – CHURCH AVENUE B.I.D.

Brooklyn

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Church Avenue between Flatbush Avenue & East 16th Street closed

GRAHAM AVENUE B.I.D. FESTIVAL

Brooklyn

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Graham Avenue between Broadway & Boerum Street closed

ST DEMETRIOS CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL

Queens

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

30th Drive between 30th & 31st Streets closed

DANCE PARADE

Manhattan:

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Formation: 33rd, 32nd, and 31st Streets from 5th Avenue to Broadway.

Route: South on Broadway to 15th Street; West on 15th Street to 5th Avenue; South on 5th Avenue to Washington Square Park

TURKISH AMERICAN DAY PARADE

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Formation: E. 54th, 55th, & 56th Streets, between Madison & Park Avenues.

Route: South on Madison Avenue from 56th street to 47th Street; E on 47th Street to 2nd Avenue.

Dispersal: 47th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. Participants will either walk E/B on 47th Street to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (Rally/Demo area), or N/B to bus parking areas located on 2nd Avenue between 48th and 50th Streets.

Rally/Demo: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

6th ANNUAL NYPD MEMORIAL 5K RUN

Manhattan

10 a.m.

Route: Southbound roadway of West Side Hwy (12th Ave). Runners will start from Liberty Street and proceeds northbound to 12th Street, then back S/B to Chambers Street. Approximately 500 participants are expected.

Detours: There will be no southbound traffic permitted on Wet Street from Liberty Street to 14th Street. All traffic will be detoured North on West Street, or East from West Street. Additional detours will be implemented at the discretion of the Traffic Detail Commander.

ST DEMETRIOS CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL

Queens

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

30th Drive between 30th & 31st Streets closed

ST. GEORGE UKRANIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FESTIVAL

Manhattan

12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

East 7th Street between Second & Third Avenues closed

NINTH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ninth Avenue between 37th & 57th Streets closed

369th VETERANS ASSOCIATION/ MARTIN LUTHER KING PARADE

Manhattan

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Formation: 61st, 62nd, & 63rd Streets, between 5th & Madison Avenues

Route: North on 5th Avenue from 61st Street to 86th Street.

Dismissal: 5th Avenue, from 86th Street to 90th Street.

GREENWICH VILLAGE YOUTH COUNCIL FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bleecker Street between Bank Street & Christopher Street closed

MURRAY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

East 35th Street between Lexington Avenue & Park Avenue closed

AMSTERDAM AVENUE FESTIVAL

Manhattan

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Amsterdam Avenue between West 77th Street & West 90th Street closed

BAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP BAY FESTIVAL

Brooklyn

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emmons Avenue between Ocean Avenue & East 28th Street closed

PARK SLOPE FIFTH AVENUE MERCHANTS FESTIVAL

Brooklyn

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fifth Avenue between Sterling Avenue & 12th Street closed

BRONX PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

Bronx

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Formation & Start: Grand Concourse & East 181st Street

Route: Center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 181st Street to 165th Street

End: Grand Concourse & 165th Street

The above streets will be closed from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, the southbound service roadway from 169th Street to McCellan Street, and Walton Avenue from 167th Street to 168th Street will be closed.

QUEENS BIATHLON

Queens

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

All lanes of the N/B Cross Island Parkway, between the Grand Central Parkway (G.C.P.) & Bell Boulevard, will be closed during the above times. All northbound traffic will be detoured to the Grand Central Parkway during the closure.

RUN: Start at the transition area located in the upper Alley Park parking lot. Proceed down the ramp to Winchester Blvd. Turn right and proceed to lower Alley Park (opposite Creedmore Hospital). Continue the run in Alley Park to the Old Motor Pkwy to 220th Street. Turn at 220th Street and follow the same route back to the transition area.

BIKE: The 20 mile bike course starts in Alley Park, proceeds down the e/b service road of the G.C.P. to the 3 n/b lanes of the Cross Island Parkway (C.I.P.). Continue for 4.5 mi. to the turn around point at Bell Blvd and ride back to the G.C.P. entrance. Turn around again and repeat entire loop for a second time before exiting the C.I.P. and following the service road back to the transition area.



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