New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2007-028

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 028
Friday, July 13, 2007



New York City Police Department announces traffic closures and expected delays for weekend events, including the east 116th street festival and the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Friday, July 13, 2007

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC CLOSURES AND EXPECTED DELAYS FOR WEEKEND EVENTS, INCLUDING THE EAST 116TH STREET FESTIVAL AND THE PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

The New York Police Department today announced that areas of Manhattan will be impacted by events planned for Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. 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.

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Verrazano-Narrows Lily Pond Reconstruction Project Moves to Second Stage on July 24 Westbound Lower Level Will Be for Local Exits Only

ADDITIONAL ADVISORY

Beginning on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 8 p.m. through Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 5 a.m., traffic on Route 9A/West Street will shift to the east between West Thames Street/J.P. Ward Street and Liberty Street. Access to the West Street Underpass/Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be maintained.

SATURDAY, JULY 14th

116th STREET FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1100 x 1900
116th Street, 2nd Avenue to Lenox Avenue & Third Avenue, 106th Street to 122nd Street

OUR LADY OF POMPEII
Manhattan:
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bleecker Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue closed


14th STREET / UNION SQUARE LDC STREET FAIR
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Park Avenue South between 17th Street and 23rd Street closed


WEST 47TH – 48TH STREETS BLOCK ASSOCIATION
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 57th Street closed

SUNDAY, JULY 15th



CAPTIVE NATIONS MARCH
Manhattan
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Route: South on 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral; after Mass exit Cathedral and head north on 5th Avenue to 72nd Street into Central Park.


FRENCH INSTITUTE BASTILLE DAY
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
East 60th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue closed.


NATIONAL ETHNIC COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Madison Avenue between East 42nd Street and East 57th Street closed.



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