New York City Police Department

Press Release | No. 2008-025

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 3, 2008



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND MEDIA PARKING DURING THE JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION AND HOLDAY WEEKEND

New York City Police Department today announced street closures during the Macy's Annual Fireworks Display over the East River. The event will take place on Friday, 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.

Media parking for "Broadcast Vehicles Only" will be available in Brooklyn. The media parking area will be located on North 7th Street between Kent Avenue and the waterfront and accessible beginning at 2 p.m. A DCPI representative will be on site.

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 4


STREET CLOSINGS AND DETOURS
Manhattan

Closures:

  • FDR Drive, from Broad Street to the Brooklyn Bridge, and from Houston Street to 63rd Street from 3 p.m. until approximately 1 a.m., July 5th, or until cleanup is complete
     
  • South Street between Dover Street and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal
     
  • Bike path north of Brooklyn Bridge to Rutgers Street
     
  • Water Street, between Moore Street and Fulton Street
Detours:
  • Northbound traffic to use 1st Avenue

  • Southbound traffic to use 2nd Avenue

  • Westbound traffic coming off the Queensborough Bridge to proceed north on 1st Avenue (Pedestrians not allowed to view from Queensborough Bridge)

  • Brooklyn Bridge traffic into Manhattan routed along FDR Drive to Houston Street exit (Pedestrians not allowed to view from Brooklyn Bridge)

Brooklyn
Closures
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • Montague Street, between Court Street and entrance to Promenade

  • Hicks Street, between Atlantic Ave and Old Fulton Street

  • Furman Street, between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue

  • Old Fulton Street, between Prospect and Furman Streets

  • Columbia Heights, between Montague and Old Fulton Streets

Brooklyn Queens Expressway:
Remains open to traffic

Williamsburg & Manhattan Bridges:
Remains open to traffic

PEDESTRIAN ONLY ACCESS TO FDR DRIVE
Old Slip and Water Street; Pearl and Frankfort Streets; Houston Street; 6th and 10th Streets including overpasses to East River Park; 14th Street; 20th Street; 23rd Street; 25th Street; 34th Street; 38th Street; 41st Street; 42nd Street; 48th Street; 49th Street; 53rd Street.

BLOCK PARTY
Manhattan
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Nicholas Avenue, between West 116th Street and West 117th Street closed.

FAMILY DAY BLOCK PARTY
Manhattan
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
West 114th Street, between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powel Jr. Blvds closed

PEARL STREET PARK ASSOCIATION
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Water Street, between Broad & Fulton Streets closed

TRAVIS 4th OF JULY PARADE
Staten Island
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Start: Showplace Center
Closures: West on Victory Blvd to Glen St; Glen St to Cannon Ave; Cannon Ave to Victory Blvd; Victory Blvd to 141 East Service Road

SATURDAY, JULY 5

McBURNEY YMCA FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6th Avenue, between 14th & 23rd Streets closed

CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6th Avenue, between 23rd & 33rd Streets closed

STICKBALL GAME
Manhattan
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East 106th Street, between 5th & Madison Avenues closed

WOODSIDE ON THE MOVE FESTIVAL
Queens
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Woodside Avenue, between Roosevelt Avenue & 65th Place closed

SUNDAY, JULY 6

FLATBUSH AVENUE BID FESTIVAL
Brooklyn
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Flatbush Avenue, between Parkside Avenue & Cortelyou Road closed

TIMES SQUARE PRAYER GATHERING
Manhattan
3 p.m.
Military Island (Broadway, between 43rd to 44th Streets)

USO STREET FAIR
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6th Avenue, between 42nd & 56th Streets closed

MERETZ/ISRAEL CIVIL RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lexington Avenue, between 34th & 42nd Streets closed



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