Harris, Michael A
Friday, December 31, 2010 10:37 AM
NEW YEAR'S EVE TRAFFIC ADVISORY
THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES FOR THENEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION IN TIMES SQUARE
Traffic AdvisoryThe New York City Police Department today announced street closures related to the New Year's EveCelebration in Times Square. Street closures and parking restrictions are expected to cause traffic delays. Theuse of public transportation is highly recommended.Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31st, Times Square will be closed to vehicle traffic. Attendees willbe directed by Police Officers to gather in separate viewing sections. When one section fills up, people will bedirected to the next viewing section. As the evening progresses, revelers will continue to fill Times Squarealong Broadway and Seventh Avenue moving uptown from 43rd Street to Central Park.
Backpacks and large bags prohibited
Alcohol beverages prohibited
Property may not be abandoned at checkpoints
Attendees who leave before the ball drops will not be able to gain entry to their original viewing area
There will be No Parking in the following areas from Friday, December 31st at 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. onSaturday, January 1st:All cross-town streets from 33rd to 59th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue;West side of 5th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets;West side of 6th Avenue, from 34th to 59th Streets;East side of 6th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets;East side of 8th Avenue from 34th to 57th Streets;48th Street between 5th and Ninth Avenues;43rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;42nd Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;37th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;34th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;48th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;52nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;58th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue;59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle.At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed to all vehiculartraffic:Seventh Avenue, from 41st to 59th Streets;Broadway, from 47th to 59th Streets;43rd to 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue.