New York City Police Department

Press Release | No. 2009-016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 016
Friday, May 15, 2009



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 16 AND 17

The New York Police Department today announced areas in the city that will be impacted by events planned for Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2009. To relieve traffic congestion, the Department urges people who are planning to come to the city this weekend to use public transportation.

SATURDAY, MAY 16th

9th AVENUE FOOD FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9th Avenue between West 37th and West 56th Streets closed

BICYCLE SAFETY DAY
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Slip between Front and Water Streets closed

FORUMS CHILDREN FOUNDATION FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6th Avenue between West 42nd and West 56th Streets closed

TASTE OF TRIBECA
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Greenwich between Reade & Jay Streets; Duane Street between Greenwich & Hudson Streets closed

DANCE PARADE Manhattan
Noon to 5 p.m.
Formation: 28th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues; 27th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
Route: Broadway from 28th to 17th Street; Union Square West from 17th to 14th Streets; University Place from 14th to 8th Streets; 8th Street to Cooper Square/St Marks Place; St Marks Place from 3rd Avenue to Avenue A & 11th Street

100th STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION ANNUAL B LOCK PARTY
Manhattan
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
West 100th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive closed

18th STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION SPRING SWEEP/CLEAN UP
Brooklyn
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
18th Street between 8th Avenue & Prospect Park West closed

SUNDAY, MAY 17th

9th AVENUE FOOD FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9th Avenue between West 37th and West 56th Streets closed

VETERANS DAY PARADE
Manhattan
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
5th Avenue between East 61st and East 86th Streets closed

AMSTERDAM AVENUE FESTIVAL
Manhattan
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Amsterdam Avenue between West 77th and West 90th Streets closed

AIDS WALK
Manhattan
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Route: Exit Central Park at 72nd Street & Central Park West; Central Park West to 110th Street; 110th Street to Riverside Drive; Riverside Drive to 74th Street; 74th Street to Central Park West

PARK SLOPE 5th AVENUE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
Brooklyn
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
5th Avenue between Sterling and 12th Streets closed

BRONX PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE
Bronx
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Formation: Grand Concourse between 176th Street & Burnside Avenue
Closed: Grand Concourse from 176th to 167th Streets

QUEENS BIATHLON
Queens
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The northbound Cross Island Parkway between the Grand Central Parkway and Bell Boulevard closed

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