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Transit Sam: Week of June 23, 2016

Dates: Thurs., June 23 – Wed., June 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  It’s Pride month, and this weekend is full of events! Traffic will slow around the city, but especially in lower Manhattan: a kick-off rally at Pier 26 will take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Thousands […]

Dates: Thurs., June 16–Wed., June 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Expect more traffic on West St. overnight as the FDR Drive is fully closed for construction at 63rd St. from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning on Wednesday through Friday nights. Happy Father’s Day this Sunday! Be sure […]

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Dates: Thurs., June 9 – Wed., June 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR SHAVUOT  The weather is hot and the activity on the streets of Lower Manhattan is even hotter! Festivals, races, and plenty of street closures ahead this week. For the latest in road closures and traffic news, follow me on […]

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Dates: Thurs., June 2–Wed., June 8  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, don’t expect its effects to disappear.  From now until Labor Day expect all approaches to the Holland Tunnel to be overloaded from 3 p.m. to after 6 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 26 – Wed., June 1 SUNDAY RULES IN EFFECT MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day weekend is finally here! This means lower Manhattan will see monster traffic jams at area bridges and tunnels on Thursday and Friday. The Holland Tunnel will be hit hardest at the approaches from Canal, Varick, and Broome Sts. […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 19 – Wed., May 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Festivals, runs, and dance parades, oh my! Lower Manhattan is full of activity this week and weekend. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam and check the website at www.GridlockSam.com for more as the week progresses. The […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 12 – Wed., May 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Lower Manhattan is bustling with activity! Several walks and festivals mean street closures that could slow down your weekend. Be sure to check @GridlockSam for more as the week unfolds. The Walk to End Lupus Now New York, from […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 5–Wed., May 11  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION Happy Mother’s Day! Lower Manhattan will be busy Sunday as people flock to restaurants to celebrate with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts et al. Mother’s Day has far worse traffic than Father’s Day since dads take moms […]

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Dates: Thurs., Apr. 28 – Wed., May 4 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY Sunday is May Day! The first of May is notorious for protest action, and one workers’ rights group will be gathering in Union Square at noon. At 3 p.m. they’ll march across 14th St. to Avenue C, then down […]

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Thurs., Apr. 21 – Wed., Apr. 27  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR PASSOVER Transit Sam supports car-free day on Friday in honor of Earth Day and you should too!  Please avoid driving anywhere in the city all day Friday. Lower Manhattanites can also enjoy the streets surrounding Washington Square Park being closed […]

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