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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all my readers! ‘Tis the season for major gridlock: The city has announced Gridlock Alert Days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Traffic volumes will be higher all over the city, especially at crossings in Lower Manhattan: the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges […]

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Wed., Dec. 11 – Tues., Dec. 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Frigid temperatures pose hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike. Pedestrians will be darting across streets to get where they are going faster; not all of them make it. Very high on the crash list is Canal St., especially for those […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Wednesday is a Gridlock Alert Day for the Rock Center Tree Lighting! Residual delays will creep Downtown as Fifth and Sixth Aves. close between 48th and 52nd Sts. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as do all crosstown streets between 48th and 52nd Sts. between Fifth and Sixth […]

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Wednesday, November 27 – Tuesday, December 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day(s) off but here’s your blow-by-blow description of what to expect if you’re driving. Wednesday afternoon will see traffic jams at approached to every river crossing.  First domino to topple will be the Holland Tunnel approaches […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Let the Gridlock Games begin!  Lower Manhattan, particularly the approaches to the bridges and tunnels, will see traffic surges over the next two weeks starting this Friday.  The lines at the Holland Tunnel will start to form at around 3 p.m. on Varick St., followed by Canal […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK A slow weekend in the Holland Tunnel: The Giants look to continue their win streak against the Packers 4:30 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. That means fan traffic to the game will hit Lower Manhattan as drivers avoid the Lincoln Tunnel and head south for the Holland. […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR  VETERANS DAY Happy Veterans Day! I salute all of our courageous veterans. The Veterans Day Festival will close Broadway between Morris and Beaver Sts., as well as between Liberty St. and Battery Pl., plus Whitehall St. between Stone and Water Sts. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ALL SAINT’S DAY AND ELECTION DAY Monster mash in Lower Manhattan! The Village Halloween Parade returns Thursday night. This year’s will be bigger and better than ever, closing Sixth Ave. between Canal and 17th Sts., Dominick St. between Varick St. and Sixth Ave., Sullivan St. between […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Just when you thought the U.N. General Assembly madness was over, President Obama is coming to town Friday to visit a school in Brooklyn and attend two Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraisers in Manhattan. Typically Lower Manhattan is impacted because POTUS frequently uses the Wall St. heliport.  Follow […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY FOR IDUL-ADHA At times Lower Manhattan seems like the epicenter of the world. Earlier this week Abu Anas al-Libi, the suspected al Qaeda terrorist, arrived in N.Y.C. On Tuesday the Federal Courthouse in Foley Square was ringed with security. Expect traffic on Centre St. to continue to […]

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