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THANKSGIVING UPDATE Thanksgiving — or more accurately Thanksgiving eve — is the most heavily travelled day of the year. The rental agency AAA announced that they expect a .7 percent increase in traffic from last year’s Thanksgiving. That, along with damage to cars during Hurricane Sandy, makes rental cars in short supply, so get creative […]

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Alternate side parking rules are suspended Friday and Satuday for the Muslim holiday, Idul Adha Downtowners, don’t head to the Brooklyn Bridge after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday! The Manhattan-bound side will be closed until 6 a.m. on Thursday. Try the Manhattan Bridge. In the Holland Tunnel, one lane in each direction is closed from 11 […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR THE MUSLIM HOLIDAY, IDUL ADHA Downtowners, don’t head to the Brooklyn Bridge after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday! The Manhattan-bound side will be closed until 6 a.m. on Thursday. Try the Manhattan Bridge. In the Holland Tunnel, one lane in each direction is closed from 11 […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUES., OCT. 9 FOR SIMCHAT TORAH, THE JEWISH HOLIDAY. NO PARKING AT METER, NO-STOPPING AND NO-STANDING SIGNS ARE STILL IN EFFECT. Drivers, getting home may be a little more difficult for two upcoming 54-hour weekend spans. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will be closing at midnight […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WED., SEPT. 26 FOR YOM KIPPUR AND MON., OCT. 1 AND TUES., OCT. 2 FOR SUKKOT. NO-PARKING AT METER SIGNS AND UNCONDITIONAL NO-STOPPING AND NO-STANDING SIGNS ARE ALL STILL IN EFFECT. Friday is going to be hell on wheels! A bike demonstration commemorating a bike ban 25 years ago will meet at […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MON.,  SEPT. 17 AND TUES., SEPT. 18 FOR ROSH HASHANAH Good news for Downtowners!  The ban on Hudson Street traffic entering the Holland Tunnel is over. This spells r-e-l-i-e-f for Canal Street, Broome Street and Varick Street. There will still be traffic jams, but not as bad as we’ve seen.  The city tells […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON MON., SEPT. 3 FOR LABOR DAY. The Labor Day crunch is on! Starting at 2 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday, there will be a variety of gridlock on all major roads and crossings, including the Brooklyn-Battery and Holland Tunnels and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, as folks […]

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Alternate side parking rules are suspended Wed., Aug. 15 for ‘Feast of the Assumption,’ and Sun., Mon., Tues., Aug. 19, 20, 21 for the end of Ramadan. Heads up, Downtowners! Street construction is rampant this month, and West Street (Route 9A) is getting a heavy dose of it. The following sections are closed for these […]

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Alternate side parking rules will be suspended on Wed., July 4. Mitt-lock coming to New York City Thurs., June 28!  The presumed Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, will be in town for a fundraiser at The Pierre hotel, in Midtown East, in the early evening. So avoid Fifth Avenue at 61st Street that day. I’ll be tweeting […]

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New York can’t seem to get enough of Presidential Gridlock! President Barack Obama is swooping into the Big Apple, Mon., June 4 to rake in dough for his 2012 presidential campaign. He’ll likely fly into JFK at 11 a.m., take his chopper to the Wall Street Heliport and by noon, his motorcade will head to […]

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