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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 20, 2013



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS RELATING TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

For the second week of the United Nations General Assembly, the following streets will be completely closed to traffic beginning Monday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, September 24th:
  • 49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 50th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
Please note: Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:
  • Park Avenue from 48th Street to 52nd Street
  • Lexington Avenue 48th Street to 52nd Street

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Beginning at approximately 10 p.m. the following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will be closed to vehicular traffic:
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.
On Monday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:
  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry
Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Monday include:
  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.
On Tuesday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:
  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry
Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday include:
  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars but will be subject to intermittent closures. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2013 The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
  • These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2013 The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
  • These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session
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