New York City Police Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 5, 2009



THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSINGS AND ADVISORY FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES PARADE AND CELEBRATION CEREMONY IN LOWER MANHATTAN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2009 AT 11 A.M.

The New York City Police Department today announced street closings and an advisory regarding the parade and ceremony for the New York Yankee's World Series victory. The parade is scheduled for Friday, November 6th at 11 a.m. on lower Broadway and will be followed by the ceremony outside of City Hall at 1 p.m. Heavy congestion is anticipated throughout the day and motorists are strongly urged to avoid lower Manhattan.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. streets in the vicinity of the parade formation area will be closed to prepare for the parade. These streets include Battery Place from Thames Street to Little West Street. Other street closures around Battery Park will include Battery Place between Broadway and West Streets and Greenwich Street north of Battery Place. On the east side of Battery Park, State Street will also be closed down to Water Street. Also beginning at 9:00 a.m., streets in the area of City Hall will start to be closed. These streets include Chambers Street from Church to Centre Streets and Park Row from Broadway to Centre Street.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., the parade route on Broadway from Battery Park to Worth Street will be closed. Additionally, other streets in the area may be closed as needed. Businesses in lower Manhattan should plan accordingly, including rescheduling deliveries. Parking will be prohibited on Broadway and surrounding streets beginning this evening.

Spectators are advised to use public transportation, to arrive early and to expect delays because of increased volume on trains and buses. They should also check with transportation agencies for announcements regarding their planned route.
Viewing areas will be set up on the eastside and westside of Broadway along the entire parade route, Broadway from Battery Park to Chambers Street. In addition, a viewing area will be established on the east side of Park Place opposite City Hall Park.

The Department will establish pedestrian crossings at the following intersections on Broadway:

  • Reade Street
  • Fulton Street
  • Cortlandt Street/ Maiden Lane
  • Cedar Street
  • Rector Street (Westbound pedestrians only)
  • Wall Street (Westbound pedestrians only)
  • Exchange Alley (Eastbound pedestrians only)
Additional pedestrian crossings will be established at the following locations:
  • Battery Place and West Street (Eastbound pedestrians only)
  • Lafayette and Reade Streets

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