New York City Police Department

Press Release | No. 2007-053

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 053
Friday, November 2, 2007



THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CLOSURES FOR NEW YORK CITY MARATHON ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007 AND OTHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE CITY

The New York City Police Department today announced closures for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4. Heavy traffic is expected throughout the city all day. Mass transit is strongly recommended.

Truck traffic will be detoured off the westbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway at the Hamilton Avenue exit.

Parking is prohibited on both sides of 1st Avenue from 59th Street north to the Willis Avenue Bridge and on 5th Avenue from 138th Street to 89th Street and on both sides of 59th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue. In addition, there is no parking on Central Park West from 59th Street to 79th Street.

Bridges will be closed at the following times:

·     Verrazano Bridge

Upper level (both ways)                     11 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Lower level (west to Staten Island )     7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lower level (Brooklyn-bound only)      8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

·     Pulaski Bridge – (both ways)                                             8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·     Queensboro Bridge

Upper level (both ways)                  Open all day to cars and  buses, but closed to all  trucks.
Lower level (Manhattan-bound)      8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lower level (Queens-bound)           8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

·     Willis Avenue Bridge – (both ways)                                  5 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

·     Madison Avenue Bridge – (both ways)                             8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

In addition to the closures on the Queensboro Bridge, the exit ramp to 60th Street will also be closed.           

            The Marathon’s route is:

Staten Island

Verrazano Bridge into (mile 2)

Brooklyn

92nd St. onto (mile 3) 4th Avenue & 83rd St. (mile 4) 4th & 64 St. (mile 5) 4th & 44St (mile 6) 4th & 23St (mile 7) 4th & 5St. (mile 8) Ashland Place (mile 9) Lafayette & Classon Ave (mile 10) Bedford Ave & Lynch St (mile 11) Bedford Ave & South 3rd St (mile 12) Manhattan Ave f/o #645 (mile 13) Start of Pulaski bridge 

Queens

(mile 14) Vernon Blvd & 45 Ave (mile 15) Queensboro Bridge Manhattan (mile 16) QB Bridge to Manhattan side

Manhattan

(mile 17) 1st Ave & 75 St (mile 18) 1st Ave & 95 St (mile 19) 1st Ave & 115 St (mile 20)

Bronx

(mile 20) Willis Ave Bridge

Manhattan

(mile 21) Madison Ave Bridge (mile 22) 5th Ave & 120 St (mile 23) 5th Ave & 90 St (mile 24) East Drive & 84 St (mile 25) East Drive & 66 St (mile 26) West Drive & 62 Street.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2007

 

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION STREET FAIR

Manhattan      

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Madison Avenue between East 42nd and East 57th Streets closed

 

GAY LESBIAN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS FESTIVAL

Manhattan      

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

West 4th Street between Washington Square & Lafayette Street closed

 

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP RUN

Manhattan

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location:  1st Avenue & U.N Plaza; South from 44th to 42nd St; Right to 6th Ave; Right to 59th St and Disperse at Central Park West and 62nd Street

 

OLYMPIC TRIALS

Manhattan      

6:30 a.m. to 8:15

Location: 50th Street between 5th and 6th Ave; Left on 6th Avenue to 44th St; Right on 44th St to 7th Ave; Right on 7th Ave to 59th St and into Central Park

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007

 

GRAMERCY STUYVESANT DEMOCRATS FAIR

Manhattan

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Broadway between 17th & 23rd Streets closed

 

MID-TOWN SOUTH POLICE COMMUNITY COUNCIL STREET FAIR

Manhattan

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

6th Avenue between 34th & 42nd Streets closed.



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