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Dates: Thursday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Here’s Transit Sam’s review of New York City’s new bike share program after 8 rides throughout Downtown: 1-      These are good-looking bikes that ride and handle great. 2-      Stations are ubiquitous in Lower Manhattan meaning many taxi and subway […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Come run or walk with Transit Sam at the American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Walk at 6:45 p.m. Thursday! The race will close streets in the Financial District 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, including Murray, Greenwich, Warren, Church, Liberty, William, Pearl, South William, […]

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Sunday Parking Rules in effect MONDAY Memorial Day Memorial Day weekend is upon us! This means Lower Manhattan will see monster traffic jams at area bridges and tunnels on Thursday and Friday. Hardest hit will be the Holland Tunnel approaches from Canal, Varick, and Broome Sts. The Broome St. back-up, around 4 p.m. both days, may extend all the way to Lafayette St. The […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY Lower Manhattan will be a party this week! Parades, festivals, and food fairs will close streets from the East Village to the West Village all the way down to Wall St. At 1 p.m. Saturday, a dance parade will kick off at E. 21st St., head down […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY President Obama will be in Lower Manhattan Monday evening for a fundraiser at Harvey Weinstein’s home on W 12th St. Expect freezes all along the West Side before and after the event as the Secret Service navigates the West Village, likely taking the Battery Park Underpass and the West […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY A new May Day tradition means reassembling Occupy Wall St. for at least one day and that means travel headaches for Downtowners. O.W.S. will hold protests all day Wednesday. In Lower Manhattan, there will be a rally at the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall St. at Nassau St. […]

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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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