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Transit Sam: Week of Aug. 25, 2016

Dates: Thurs., Aug. 25-Wed., Aug. 31 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Students take Manhattan by storm this week, with college move-ins all over the city. But the biggest of all will take place Downtown at NYU with Welcome Day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Though students will gather there throughout […]

Dates: Thursday, August 18- Wednesday, August 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK This is the third and final weekend of the DOT’s Summer Streets program, so enjoy these carless streets while you can! Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and […]

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Dates: Thurs., Aug. 11–Wed., Aug. 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED MONDAY, IN EFFECT REST OF WEEK NFL games during weeknights, even pre-season games, affect traffic much more than Sunday games.  That’s because fans hit the roads during the afternoon peak period. We’ve got two consecutive games at the Meadowlands on Thursday and Friday nights.  The […]

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Dates: Thurs., Aug. 4 – Wed., Aug. 10 ALTERNATES SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Millions March NYC Demonstrators will be gathering in City Hall Park in between Broadway and Park Row all week. DOT’s summer streets begin this weekend, brining lots of pedestrian activity to the streets! The citywide festival will close […]

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Date: Thurs., July 28–Wed., Aug. 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Looks like we need a choreographer at the tunnels. The Holland Tunnel will have one eastbound tube closed (two lanes closed) from 11 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, slowing traffic in both directions and creating delays on Canal St., […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 21- Wednesday, July 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The NYC Triathlon early Sunday morning means domino effects on the west side: The northbound Henry Hudson Parkway will be closed from 57th St. to the Henry Hudson Bridge from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, slowing northbound traffic along […]

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Dates: Thurs., July 14–Wed., July 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Vive la France! A Bastille Day celebration will close West Broadway between Walker and White Sts. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam and check the website www.GridlockSam.com for more info as the summer holidays […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 7 – Wednesday, July 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR EID-AL FITR More FDR Drive closures ahead this week! Expect extra traffic on West St. overnight when the FDR Drive is fully closed for construction between 61st and 96th Sts. midnight to 5:30 a.m. the next morning on Friday […]

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Dates: Thurs., June 30 – Wed., July 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY Happy Independence Day! The big getaway will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons (Thursday may be worse) as many take advantage of the long weekend ahead, but don’t be surprised if you see a surge on Wednesday […]

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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 […]

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