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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Don’t even think about driving in Tribeca on Saturday: The Tribeca Family Festival will fully close Greenwich St. between Hubert and Chambers Sts.,  as well as Beach, Duane, Franklin, Jay, and Reade Sts. between Hudson and Greenwich Sts., and Harrison and N. Moore Sts. between West and […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Tribeca Film Festival starts Wednesday, April 17 and runs through April 28. Watch out for extra traffic at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on the east side of West St. between Chambers and Harrison Sts.; at Tribeca Cinemas on Varick St. at Laight St.; and at […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Street fair season is upon us! This weekend, the Astor Place Festival will cause a stir on Astor Pl. between Lafayette St. and Broadway 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Check next week’s column for more announcements, and follow me on Twitter @gridlocksam. Street closures in Tribeca: […]

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Alternate side parking rules are in effect all week Great news for Lower Manhattan residents: The old 1 train South Ferry station will open this week. This means the 1 train will no longer terminate at Rector St., but go straight through. It also means improved service at Chambers, Franklin, Canal and Houston Sts. Remember, […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, AND MONDAY AND TUESDAY Happy Passover and Easter! Alternate side parking rules are suspended for the holidays through Friday and again next Monday and Tuesday. Also, public schools are on spring break until next Wednesday so parking is allowed next to those schools. Parochial and private schools […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER Traffic in lower Manhattan has been a bear the last couple of weeks. I am attributing at least some of it to the toll increase at the Battery Tunnel and, to a lesser extent, at the Midtown Tunnel. Since the round-trip tolls went to […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The New York City Half Marathon will head Downtown 7 a.m. to noon Sunday and close several streets in Lower Manhattan: the southbound West Side Highway between 44th St. and the Battery Park Underpass, the Battery Park Underpass to the F.D.R. Drive, Old Slip between South and […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In case last weekend’s toll and fare increases didn’t make your commute sluggish enough, daylight savings time kicks in 2 a.m. Sunday. This means that Monday morning will be an Accident Alert Day: Drivers will battle collective sleep deprivation, making roads more dangerous. Crash and fatality rates […]

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Wednesday, February 27th – Tuesday, March 5th ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Lower Manhattan can expect a change in traffic patterns as tolls jump to $15 round-trip cash at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel; the round-trip E-ZPass rate will be $10.66. One-way cash tolls to Staten Island […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Lunar New Year events continue in Lower Manhattan: a festival will fully close Market St. between East Broadway and Henry St. all day Sunday. On the Brooklyn Bridge, all Manhattan-bound lanes will close overnight 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:01 a.m. to 7 […]

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