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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 19, 2011



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR August 20th, 21st, 2011

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for the weekend of August 20th, 21st, 2011.  Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

 

Saturday, August 20th 

SUMMER STREETS

Manhattan: 0700 x 1300
A car-free route will be in place each Saturday from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted from Centre Street north to Lafayette Street and continuing north to 4th Avenue and Park Avenue to E. 72nd Street where the closure will extend west into Central Park along the southern half of 72nd Street. Major cross-town streets will remain open for vehicles that need to cross the route. These streets are:

Major cross-town streets will remain open for vehicles to cross the route. These streets are:

Chambers Street
Worth Street
Canal Street
Broome Street
East Houston Street
E. 8th Street
14th Street
23rd Street
34th Street
36th/37th Streets
42nd Street
49th/50th Streets
53rd/54th Streets
57th Street
59th Street

ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS-THE GREAT IRISH FESTIVAL
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800

6th Avenue between West 42nd & West 56th Streets closed

HARLEM WEEK
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800 (& Sunday)
135th Street between St Nicholas & 5th Avenues – Lenox Terrace Cove closed

FAB (DOT Weekend Walks)
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800
East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & Bowery closed

SUNNYSIDE SUMMER STREETS (DOT Weekend Walks)
Queens:                   1100 x 1800
46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue closed

 

Sunday, August 21st 

AMERICA’S 911 FOUNDATION MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Manhattan:            Approximately 0845 – Expect 400-500 motorcycles
Start: Sheraton Hotel – 7th Avenue & 53rd Street
Route:
Son 7th Ave to 49th St; W on 49th St to 12th Ave; S on 12th Ave to Warren St; E on Warren St to W Broadway; S on W Broadway to Barclay St End location: Designated parking area @ Barclay St between W Broadway & West St (approx 0930)
No highway closures anticipated – minimal impact on motoring public

DAYTOP MADISON AVENUE FESTIVAL
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800
Madison Avenue between East 42nd & East 57th Streets closed

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – THIRD AVENUE FAIR
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800

3rd Avenue between East 34th & East 23rd Streets closed

FEDERATION OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION PARADE & FESTIVAL
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800
Parade:  1200 x 1550
Formation:
37th & 38th Streets between 5th & Park Avenues
Route: Madison Avenue between 38th & 27th Streets
Dispersal: 27th Street between Madison & Lexington Avenues
Miscellaneous: 29th 30th & 34th Streets between 5th & Park Avenues; 24th 25th & 26th Streets between Madison & Park Avenues closed
Festival: 1100 x 1800
Madison Avenue between East 23rd & East 26th Streets closed

HARLEM WEEK
Manhattan:            1100 x 1800

135th Street between St Nicholas & 5th Avenues – Lenox Terrace Cove closed

ASTORIA PARK ALLIANCE (DOT Weekend Walks)
Queens:                   1100 x 1800

Shore Boulevard between Astoria Park South & Ditmars Boulevard closed



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