Transit Sam, Week of June 19, 2013

The BAMRA Bleecker Street Festival will close Bleecker St. between Broadway and Sixth Ave. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

FASTRACK repairs on the Broadway line mean no trains at N, Q, and R stations in Manhattan from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. Q trains will be rerouted via the D line in Manhattan, and there will be no N or R service in Manhattan.

Only one lane of Broadway will be open between E. Houston and Broome Sts., and between Howard and Canal Sts. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday through Friday nights.

In the Battery Park Underpass, the south tube (from Route 9A to the FDR) will completely close 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Extra nighttime traffic on Canal St. coming from the west and the east: All lanes of the Manhattan-bound Lincoln Tunnel ‘helix’ road (the spiral approach road to the tunnel) will close 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights, sending drivers to the Holland Tunnel. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights, diverting traffic to the Manhattan Bridge.

Leonard St. will close between Church St. and West Broadway 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through Friday, June 28. Westbound traffic will be detoured to White St. This block will also close all day Thursday.

In Tribeca, York St. between Sixth Ave. and St. Johns Lane; and St. Johns Lane between Laight and Beach Sts. will close 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

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From the mailbag:

Dear Transit Sam,
Are yellow cabs allowed to pick up or drop off at bus stops in Manhattan?
Anh, New York

Dear Anh,
Yes. Statute 4-08(c)(3) of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law states that “no person shall stand or park a vehicle other than an authorized bus in its assigned bus stop…except that the operator of a vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving and discharging passengers.” So, go ahead, but be quick and don’t block incoming buses!
Transit Sam

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One Response to Transit Sam, Week of June 19, 2013

  1. Dear Sam,

    Two weeks ago, queried if you knew why DOT is ignoring ALL the local elected officials and CB2, as well as a collection of artists, arts and cultural group, and is co-opting dedicated art exhibition space in Petrosino Square for CitiBike instead of simply moving the bike station a few feet onto the Lafayette Street roadbed, you replied:

    "I’ll take a ride over to Lt. Petrosino Square to see if I can find a more suitable place nearby. I’ll then contact the D.O.T."

    Would you care to share with us what DOT had to say to you, a former commissioner, because the exhibition space is still displaced and DOT remains unresponsive to everyone who asks?

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