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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 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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The city Department of Transportation announced plans to place a street light near the Spruce Street School, at the intersection of Beekman and William Sts. after a review of traffic patterns and pressure from local leaders and parents to make area traffic safer. The light is tentatively scheduled for installation by July, 31, the D.O.T. […]

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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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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; ALL OTHER RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT Happy Lunar New Year! On Sunday afternoon, watch out for dancers parading through Chinatown on the following streets: Mott St., the Bowery, East Broadway, Elizabeth St. and Pell St. In Holland Tunnel news, one Manhattan-bound lane […]

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DATES: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH to TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Construction will affect both Hudson River tunnels this coming week causing late-night gridlock in the vicinity of the Holland Tunnel. At the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, all Manhattan-bound lanes of the “helix” road will be closed overnight […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brooklyn Bridge Alert! All Manhattan-bound lanes on the bridge will be closed midnight Friday, Jan. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday morning. The Manhattan Bridge will absorb a lot of the traffic, so consider taking the Williamsburg Bridge or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as alternates, and keep in mind […]

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