Tuesday, June 30, 2009
THERE'S BEEN A POLICE TRAP SET UP IN RECENT DAYS ON THIRD AS YOU TURN RIGHT OFF E. 60th TO GO UPTOWN. THREE OR FOUR OF THEM STAND BY THE FAR LEFT LANE AND MOTION DRIVERS TO PULL OVER IF THEY MAKE A WIDE TURN ACROSS SEVERAL LANES. YOUR TURN MUST LOOK LIKE A NICE CLEAN 90 DEGREE ANGLE IF YOU DON'T WANT A TICKET.
MORE RED LIGHT CAMERAS:
I'VE NOW SPOTTED NEW ONES I HAD NOT SEEN BEFORE ON:
1. Metropolitan Avenue eastbound across Bushwick Avenue. This one is easy to get stung by when you come down Humbolt off the BQE and turn left unto Metro.
2. Bushwick Avenue southbound across Flushing Avenue.
3. South Conduit eastbound (towards the airport) at 89th Street (near Linden Blvd.).
4. Linden Boulevard westbound across Fountain (East New York).
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Route: 5th Avenue from 52nd Street to Greenwich Street
Dispersal: Greenwich Street between West Houston and Bethune Streets
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Heritage of Pride Parade as permitted by NYPD.
Friday, June 26, 2009
The Meatpacking District will have these closures:
Hudson Street between 14th Street and Bethune Street;
These streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Heritage of Pride Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
And Greene Street will very likely be closed for crane operations between Canal Street and Grand Street, so avoid the small streets of SoHo today as traffic builds.
Many more crane operation streets are mentioned, so check the DOT page for that and Sunday's closures.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Small Parade UPPER WEST SIDE--
Formation: 79th Street and Riverside Drive
Route: 79th Street and Riverside Drive to West End Avenue; West End Avenue from 79th Street to 95th Street; 95th Street from West End Avenue to Broadway
End: 95th Street and Broadway
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 3pm for the Dr. Glory Children's Theatre Parade as permitted by NYPD.
Street Fair UPPER WEST SIDE--
Columbus Avenue between West 96th Street and West 86th Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the WS Crime Prevention/Mitchell-Lama Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Street Fair MIDTOWN--
Lexington Avenue between East 57th Street and East 34th Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Kidney and Urology Foundation Lexington Avenue Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO). For the Turtle Bay Association Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Perimeter around Marcus Garvey Park; Madison Avenue from 120th Street to 124th Street; 124th Street from Madison Avenue to Mt. Morris Park West; Mt. Morris Park from 124th Street to 120th Street; 120th Street to Madison Avenue:
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 12 Noon to 5pm for the Harlem Cycling Classic as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
If it helps you to know about a few good subway detours and closures. This weekend
-The L train is still doing its crappy thing, stopping at Lorimer Street in Brooklyn. That is around Grand Street and Union Street. It is a 5 to 8 dollar ride to where the train starts up again at Myrtle and Wyckoff. If your lucky somebody impatient for the Shuttle bus, might grab a cab from there into the city for anywhere between 15 and 35 bucks!
-And the A train is taking the F line into Brooklyn, bypassing TriBeca and Fort Greene, Brooklyn. So you may have a few more downtown rides to Fort Greene, 15 bucks!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
THERE IS A NEW RED LIGHT CAMERA AT CADMAN PLAZA WEST:
If you're coming from the waterfront on Old Fulton St. and make that left unto Prospect St. just a split second too late (in order to reach the BK Bridge ramp back to Manhattan), subtract $50 from today's income. Also, I've spotted new red light cameras on Flatbush Avenue, as you drive past Dean Street, towards Prospect Park (southbound), just after Atlantic Avenue. And one on Atlantic itself, as you go through Pennsylvania Avenue on your way to JFK (eastbound). Also, I watched an ambulance run the red on 2 Av and 26th, and the camera flashed. Funny eh?
Sunday, June 7, 2009
- parade on Madison from 23rd to 41
- street fairs at 6th ave from 42nd to 56th, and 3rd ave from 66 to 86
- a 10k run shutting down central park west from the south end all the way to 90th (I'm sure they'll let cars through the transverses, but it may be slow)
- And old St Patricks, that's the church in the lower east side i think, or soho, whatever, it's got mott street mulberry, worth all over there closed.