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Transit Sam, week of Sept. 3, 2015: Labor Day traffic

  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY This may be the latest date Labor Day can be but I’m expecting no relief from traffic after the sweltering week we are having.  Whether you stay in the city or head out of town, there will be some mean getaway traffic to face. […]

Thurs., Aug. 27 – Wed., Sept., 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Battle at the Meadowlands means more traffic on Manhattan streets! The Giants and Jets face off in a pre-season match 7 p.m. Saturday at MetLife Stadium. About 75,000 fans turned out last year, so a crush of drivers will take to […]

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Thurs., Aug. 20 – Wed., Aug. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK What does football season have to do with Lower Manhattan traffic?  It’s the domino theory; when the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel get overloaded the dominoes fall to the Holland Tunnel. The Jets face off against the Falcons […]

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Thurs., Aug. 13 – Wed., Aug. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION This is your last chance in 2015 to explore D.O.T.’s Summer Streets! If you haven’t made the trek already, be sure to; it’s terrific and quiet with no cars. Centre St. will close between the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Thurs., Aug. 6 – Wed., Aug. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Dept. of Transportation’s Summer Streets means more stretches of car-free Manhattan continue this weekend! The program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and Park […]

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Thurs., July 30 – Wed., Aug. 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Major weekend street closures ahead! The D.O.T.’s Summer Streets program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl., and Union Square East between 15th and 17th Sts. as […]

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Thurs., July 23 – Wed., July 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Another full closure for Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge ahead! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will completely close midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The rest of the week’s closures are 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights. All this […]

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Thurs., July 16 – Wed., July 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR EID AL-FITR Another full weekend closure ahead for Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge, and then it’s back to the usual overnight weekly closures. All Manhattan-bound lanes will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and then 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. This means more […]

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Thurs., July 16 – Wed., July 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR EID AL-FITR Another full weekend closure ahead for Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge, and then it’s back to the usual overnight weekly closures. All Manhattan-bound lanes will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and then 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. This means more […]

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Thurs., July 9 – Wed., July 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Friday, there will be a ticker–tape parade for the U.S. World Champion Women’s Soccer team —a great event for Downtown but not so great if you need to drive or even walk across Broadway 11 a.m. to noon.  With Broadway […]

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