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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK
Brooklyn Bridge Alert! All Manhattan-bound lanes on the bridge will be closed midnight Friday, Jan. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday morning. The Manhattan Bridge will absorb a lot of the traffic, so consider taking the Williamsburg Bridge or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as alternates, and keep in mind the East River crossings will be crowded going eastbound to Manhattan before and after Nets games at the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Holland Tunnel will see an uptick of New York-bound traffic this week because of construction in the Lincoln Tunnel. All lanes of the New York-bound south Tunnel will be closed 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday morning. All New York-bound lanes will be closed 12:01 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning and 10:30 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday morning. All Jersey-bound lanes of the Lincoln Tunnel are closed 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.
And with talks of a possible school bus strike this week, be ready if the strike happens — with 152,000 public and private school students to be affected, you can be sure there will be an upsurge of turbulence by elementary schools with parents dropping off their kids in cars as well as cabs — to the schools inaccessible by public transportation — as well as increased foot traffic. Avoid driving in the area of schools, and if you must, watch for kids darting in and out of cars at 8 a.m. in the morning and when school gets out at 3 p.m.
From the mailbag:
Dear Transit Sam,
If I get a ticket in New Jersey, do the points show up on my New York license for my insurance to find out and raise rates?
S.L., West Village
Just pay the fine and the ticket will not affect your insurance rates. The New York State D.M.V. does not record out-of-state parking or moving violations committed by New York drivers in other states, unless your violation is alcohol-related or drug-related. However, you must respond to your ticket (or pay your fine), because failure to do so will result in the D.M.V. suspending your N.Y.S. driver license until you respond to the ticket or pay the fine.
Questions about parking or traffic? Email me at email@example.com. My 2013 parking calendar with Gridlock Alert Days and Summons Alert Days is available at www.gridlocksam.com