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The UN General Assembly Causes Massive Street Closures

The UN General Assembly Causes Massive Street Closures

Was your weekend travel a nightmare? Well the cause of it is the UN General Assembly is in town. The street closures began Saturday night and run through Thursday. Even the MTA is highly messed up. If you live on the West Side stay there if at all possible.

President Trump res also here. The president is slated to address the United Nations (U.N.) on Tuesday and discuss North Korea and Iran. He is staying at Trump Tower, where he plans to hold meetings with foreign leaders there. Security is tight as protestors make the nightmare even more hellish. Around Trump’s Midtown home, barricades and a heavy NYPD and Secret Service presence are felt.

First Avenue will be closed between 42nd and 48th Streets. 44th through 47th Streets may need to be blocked off at times. Sections of the FDR Drive will be shut down intermittently, between 63rd St. and South Street and this is in effect until Friday.

The NYPD released the following street closures:

Monday, Sept. 18:

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

• 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic:

• 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

• 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

• Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.

• 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street

• Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place

• 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue

• 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

Tuesday, Sept. 19:

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic:

• 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

• 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

• 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

• Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.

• 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street

• Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place

• 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue

• 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

Wednesday, Sept. 20:

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

• 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic:

• 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

• 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

• Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.

• 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street

• Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place

• 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue

• 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

Thursday, Sept. 21:

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

• 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic:

• 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

• 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:

• Southbound at 63rd Street

• Northbound at South Ferry

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

• Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.

• 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street

• Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place

• 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue

• 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

Friday, Sept. 21:

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

• 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic:

• 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to

48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

• 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

• 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

• Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.

• 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street

• Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place

• 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

• 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue

• 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

• 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue

• 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

Source: Street Closures for the 2017 UN General Assembly – NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Street-Closures-for-the-2017-UN-General-Assembly-Manhattan-444880223.html#ixzz4t01g8SON
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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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