Transit Sam, Week of Sept. 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10 – Wednesday, September 16

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Special Alert for Lower Manhattan on Friday!  In observance of the 14th remembrance of the Sept. 11th attacks, all streets in the area bounded by Barclay St., Thames/Albany Sts., Trinity Pl./Church St., and West St. will close 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. While West and Church Sts. will remain open I strongly advise taking alternate routes (F.D.R. Drive) if driving.

The San Gennaro Festival starts Thurs., Sept. 10 and continues through Sun., Sept 20. It will close Mulberry St. between Canal and East Houston Sts., and Grand and Hester Sts. between Mott and Centre Sts. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

In their first home game of the season, the Jets take on the Browns 1 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Expect extra traffic at the Holland Tunnel as drivers jam the Lincoln.

N.Y.C. public schools are now back in session, so expect extra slowdowns during the morning rush hour.

In the Lincoln Tunnel, the New York-bound tube will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. This will send inbound traffic to the Holland Tunnel, where one lane will close in each direction during the same hours. Avoid a late-night return if you can.

The Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, and midnight Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. Drivers headed into the city will take the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges and the Battery Tunnel instead, making for extra traffic on Canal, Delancey, and West Sts., respectively.

The Dushahra Festival will close Maiden Ln. between Front and South Sts. noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Stone Street Pedestrian Mall will close Stone St. between Hanover Sq. and Broad St., and Mill Ln. between Stone and South William Sts. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day this week.

On West St./Route 9A, one southbound lane will close between West Thames and Vesey Sts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

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