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Transit Sam: Week of April 27, 2017

Dates: Thursday, April 20 – Wednesday, May 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Special alert! Trump will make his first presidential visit to New York Thursday, May 4th,  at the Intrepid, on 46th Street and West Side Highway. As of now, I hear the event will be during the evening, starting […]

Dates: Thurs., April 20–Wed., April 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! Saturday is Earth Day, and in celebration, Broadway, between 17th and 47th Streets will go Car Free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because of diversions, lower Fifth and Park Avenues, as well as 14th Street will be jammed […]

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Dates: Thursday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, MONDAY, AND TUESDAY Hold on to those ASP parking spaces, because unless you live on the rare street with Saturday street cleaning, you’ve got a space through Wednesday, with ASP suspended for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Monday and Tuesday […]

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Dates: Thur., April–Wed., April 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR PASSOVER The finger pointing has begun with the MTA and NJ Transit blaming Amtrak for poor maintenance and a terrible response to Monday’s derailment. Whoever is at fault, it is the public that will suffer. Service is still spotty as of […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 30 – Wednesday, April 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK FDR Alert! The FDR southbound at Houston Street will be fully closed, Saturday and Sunday from midnight to 11 a.m. each day. At those times, the northbound FDR will be reduced to just one lane. So, if you’re […]

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Dates: Thurs., March 23 – Wed., March 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Now that Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel tolls have gone up, we’re seeing more traffic divert to the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, affecting Lower Manhattan. If you use the tunnel, you’ll see longer lines for cash payment. That’s because the transaction […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FOR SNOW OPERATIONS The NYC Half Marathon returns Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing 20,000 runners to streets from midtown to the tip of Manhattan, and gridlock to match. This route will close the West Side Highway […]

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Dates: Thurs., Mar. 9–Wed., Mar. 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The demos keep on going strong in Lower Manhattan, with Foley Square as this week’s big destination. Today, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Solidarity Rally Against Deportation will bring demonstrators to Foley Square, bounded by Worth, Centre, and Lafayette […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Demos are back this week in lower Manhattan! Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., women will take over the streets for the “International Women’s Day Strike,” bringing thousands to Washington Square Park. From there, they’ll march, in […]

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Dates: Thurs., Feb. 23–Wed., Mar. 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FOR ASH WEDNESDAY Ash Wednesday is an ASP Alert Day! ASP rules ARE suspended but all others — meters, “Anytime…” signs, etc.— remain in effect. Subway: Uptown 1 and 2 trains will skip Franklin, Canal, Houston, and Christopher Streets from 11:45 p.m. to […]

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