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New Year's Eve Street Closures and Subway Changes Around Times Square

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    Security Measures in Place for Times Square NYE

    Security checks, barricades, blocker vehicles and closed garages are among the security measures in place for the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 29, 2017)

    If you're trying to brave the weather on what could be one of the coldest New Years Eves in NYC history, or simply trying to avoid a Times Square subway transfer, the MTA has issued a statement on some important changes.

    More than 1 million revelers are expected to descend on the Crossroads of the World to ring in the new year with the iconic ball drop, and many streets in midtown are closing to make room for them. And security will be tighter than ever after attacks in Las Vegas and along the Hudson River Greenway in Tribeca.


    Times Square is shut down to vehicular traffic, and police recommend using public transportation to get around town on New Year's Eve (MTA service changes outlined below). And remember, leave the alcohol, duffel bags, backpacks and umbrellas at home.

    Beginning at 4 a.m. on Sunday, December 31st, Times Square will be closed to vehicular traffic. These streets are affected: 

    • 45th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 46th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 47th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 48th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue

    • 49th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 50th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • Both side of 51st from 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 52nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue

    • 53rd Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 54th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 55th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 56th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 57th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue

    • 58th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue

    • 58th Street between 10th to 11th Avenue

    • 59th Street between 10th to 11th Avenue

    • 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle

    At approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic:

    • Seventh Avenue, from 43rd to 48th Streets

    • Broadway, from 47th to 48th Streets

    • 46th and 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue

    Beginning at 11 a.m. commercial vehicles, trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

    • 6th Avenue from 34th to 59th Streets;

    • West of 5th Avenue from 37th Street to 59th Street

    • 8th Avenue from 34th to 59th Streets

    • East of 9th Avenue from 58th Street to 37th Street

    At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic:

    • Seventh Avenue, from 41st to 59th Streets

    • Broadway, from 47th to 59th Streets

    • 43rd to 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue

    Beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st , 42nd Street from 6th to Eight Avenues will be closed to traffic. After 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st, the remainder of the traffic closures will be instituted as crowd conditions warrant:

    • All cross-town streets from 37th to 41st Streets - Sixth to Eighth Avenues

    • All cross-town streets from 49th to 59th Streets - Sixth to Eighth Avenues

    • 48th Street, from Fifth to Ninth Avenues

    • Cross-town access for emergency vehicles will be available on 42nd, 48th, and 59th streets

    There will be no parking in the following areas from Sunday, December 31st at 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Monday, 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

    • Both side of 6th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets

    • Broadway between 34th to 59th Streets

    • 7th Avenue between 34th to 59th Streets

    • 9th Avenue between 41st to 43rd Streets

    • West side of 10th Avenue, from 58th to 59th Streets

    • Both sides of 11th Avenue, from 34th to 39th Streets

    • East side of 11th Avenue, from 58th to 59th Streets

    • Both side of 8th Avenue from 34th to 59th Streets

    • 34th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue

    • 34th Street between 11th to 12th Avenues

    • 37th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue

    • 38th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 39th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 40th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue

    • 41st Street between 6th to 8th Avenue

    • 42nd Street between 1st to 2nd Avenue

    • 42nd Street between 5th and 9th Avenue

    • 43rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue

    • 44th Street between 6th to 9th Avenue


    MTA New Year's Eve Service Changes

    • From 6 p.m. Sunday to 12:10 a.m. Monday, 1 trains skip 50th Street. Use the 59 St-Columbus St station instead
    • From 6 p.m. Sunday to 12:10 a.m. Monday, N, Q and R trains skip 49th Street in both directions. Use the 57th Street-7th Avenue station instead
    • On Sunday night, N, Q, R, S, 7, 1, 2 and 3 exits at Times Square-42nd Street are subject to closures. As an alternative, exit via the passageway to 42 Street-Port Authority on Eighth Avenue. The 42nd Street Shuttle will operate overnight

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