New York City Police Department

Press Release | No. 2008-010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 010
Friday, March 14, 2008



POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY AND THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the Police Department’s plans for coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place on Monday, March 17, 2008.

 

The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and will begin at 44th Street and proceed north on Fifth Avenue to 86th Street. Alcohol consumption during the parade is prohibited. Persons found with alcohol may be subject to summons and/or arrest. Police Officers will confiscate alcoholic beverages brought to the parade, as well as any of the following locations:

 

·        Port Authority Bus Terminal

·        Staten Island Ferry Terminals

·        Grand Central Station

·        Penn Station

·        Central Park

·        Any public street

 

The street closings and increased traffic resulting from the parade can cause traffic congestion. Attendees are advised to use public transportation and avoid the following areas from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

 

Street Closings

 

FORMATION AREA :  44th to 46th Streets from Vanderbilt Avenue to Avenue of the Americas

                              47th to 48th Streets from Park Avenue to Avenue of the Americas

ROUTE:   At 11 a.m., the parade will start NORTH on Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street.

            The Central Park transverse roads will remain open to traffic. Pedestrian crossing along the parade route will be permitted on 49th Street to 55th Street, 57th Street and 58th Street, 59th Street east bound only and 60th Street west bound only.



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