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Transit Sam, week of April 3, 2014

  Thurs., April 3 – Wed., April 9 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK A full weekend closure ahead on the Brooklyn Bridge! All Manhattan-bound lanes will close midnight Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday. Expect extra traffic in the Battery Tunnel and on the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, and West St., […]

Thurs., Feb. 6 – Wed., Feb. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; Check 311 for weather-related suspensions Fashion Week kicks off Thursday! While the runways are located at Lincoln Center, many of the big shows and parties will, of course, be Downtown.  Several events will be held at Spring Studios […]

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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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Wed., Oct, 2 – Tues., Oct. 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Triple trouble at the East River this weekend! Closures at the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and Battery Tunnel mean slow going in and to Lower Manhattan. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 5 […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR SHEMINI ATZERETH AND SIMCHAS TORAH The U.N. General Assembly continues this week and will have some impacts on Lower Manhattan traffic. Although President Obama has come and gone, there will still be some domino traffic as drivers avoid the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and opt for the Williamsburg […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Street closures abound in the Financial District: John St. will close between Broadway and Nassau St. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, Fulton St. will close between Broadway and Nassau St. 8 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, and Thames St. will close between Broadway and Trinity […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Sunday is Father’s Day! Traffic is not as bad as on Mother’s Day but I expect the Holland Tunnel to be jammed late afternoon. FASTRACK repairs on the Broadway line mean no trains at N, Q, and R stations in Manhattan 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday […]

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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 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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