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Transit Sam: Week of Nov. 1, 2018

   Thurs., Nov. 1–Wed., Nov.7 ALT. SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR ALL SAINTS DAY AND TUESDAY FOR DIWALI and ELECTION DAY  Immigration and abortion issues will bring protesters and counter-protesters to Lower Manhattan marches this week.  Thursday afternoon, the New Sanctuary Coalition is expanding the length of its weekly afternoon protest, walking from Washington […]

Dates: Thursday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 31  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  It’s called the Village Halloween Parade but once again it starts on the Soho-Tribeca border, closing Sixth Ave. starting near Canal St.  around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. If you’re driving, I’d avoid the area after 3:30 p.m. as the […]

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Thurs., Oct. 18–Wed., Oct. 24  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Bikes are Coming!  Early Sunday morning some of Lower Manhattan’s major roadways will have partial closures as Bike MS: New York City shuts some of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, Holland Tunnel, and Battery Park Underpass. Police will use […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 11 – Wednesday, October 17  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Holland Tunnel and its nearby feeder streets will be even more congested than usual Thursday night because of the 8:20 p.m. Giants-Eagles game, and a 7:30 p.m. celebrity fundraiser at Tribeca Rooftop on Desbrosses St. near Canal […]

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Dates: Thurs., Oct. 4–Wed., Oct. 10 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY   Downtown’s Columbus Day Festival on Monday closes lower Broadway from Liberty St. to Battery Pl. 10 am to 6 pm. Whitehall St. between Water and Stone streets will also be closed. Morning commutes will be a bit better […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 27 – Wednesday, October 3  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SHEMINI ATZERETH AND SIMCHAS TORAH  The United Nations General Assembly continues along with Gridlock Alert Days Thursday, Friday and Monday. Thursday will be the worst traffic day in Lower Manhattan with POTUS leaving NYC. The FDR Drive […]

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Thurs., Sept. 20–Wed., Sept. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SUCCOTH The United Nations General Assembly will have major effects Downtown. President Trump is expected to get to NYC late Sunday and leave Tuesday, closing the northbound FDR Drive after his arrival and southbound on departure day. The FDR is subject to […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 13 – Wednesday, September 19  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR YOM KIPPUR   One of Little Italy’s biggest events, the Feast of San Gennaro, opens Thursday and will close Grand and Hester Sts. between Centre and Mott Sts., and Mulberry between Canal and E, Houston Sts. from 11:30 a.m. […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 6 – Wednesday, September 12  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH   The world remembers 9/11 on Tuesday, and many Lower Manhattan streets including the West Side Highway near the September 11 Memorial will be extremely slow going for the annual ceremony from 6 a.m. to […]

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Dates: Thursday, August 30 – Wednesday, September 5  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY  Holland Tunnel Alert Thursday! The Labor Day weekend getaway begins Thursday, when the Giants also end their preseason against the Patriots 7 p.m., adding to the rush hour. The I-495 reconstruction lane closures near the Lincoln Tunnel […]

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