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Press Release | NO. 2007-026

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Press Release # 026
Tuesday, July 3, 2007

New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Media Parking During The July Fourth Celebration.

New York City Police Department 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 Wednesday, 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 outlet 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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