Ready for Gridlock? Street Closures for the 2019 UN General Assembly - NBC New York

Ready for Gridlock? Street Closures for the 2019 UN General Assembly

The street closures began on Sept. 17 and will run through Sept. 30

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    NEWSLETTERS

    UN General Assembly Leads to NYC Traffic Gridlock Mess

    Every year, the UN General Assembly meetings lead to lots of road closures on the east side of Manhattan. And every year, it causes traffic nightmares seemingly all over the island. NBC New York’s Adam Kuperstein reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 23, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Security is tight around Manhattan's east side as world leaders gather for 2019 United Nations General Assembly

    • Police have closed streets around the UN, located at First Avenue and 42nd Street, and set up many security checkpoints

    • Commuters will be better off walking or taking the subway

    Representatives of nations around the world are gathering at the United Nations, and that means potential traffic headaches for Manhattan drivers.

    The NYPD announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the UN General Assembly. The street closures began Sept. 17 and will run through Monday, Sept. 30.

    The UN is located at First Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged. Security is also tight around Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue after President Donald Trump arrived late Sunday for the week-long meeting between world leaders.

    East side of Manhattan will not be a friendly place for drivers. Police have set up several security checkpoints around the city and people may be search and asked for identification. Commuters will be better off walking or taking the subway.

    UN General Assembly Road Closures Begin

    [NY] UN General Assembly Road Closures Begin

    Representatives of nations around the world are gathering at the United Nations, and that means potential traffic headaches for Manhattan drivers. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 23, 2019)

    The following streets may be closed at the discretion of the NYPD:

    • FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and Willis Avenue Bridge/RFK Bridge
    • Area bounded by 60th Street on the North, 34th Street on the South, 1st Avenue on the East and 3rd Avenue on the West; (All inclusive)
    • Area bounded by 54th Street on the North, 48th Street on the South,1st Avenue on the East and Madison Avenue on the West; (All inclusive)
    • 6th Avenue between 50th Street and 59th Street
    • Grand Army Plaza between 58th Street and 60th Street
    • 5th Avenue between 56th Street and 63rd Street
    • Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 58th Street, 76th Street and 77th Street
    • Park Avenue between 76th Street and 77th Street
    • FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street
    • 77th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
    • 76th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
    • 61st Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
    • 59th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
    • 58th Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue
    • 57th Street between 7th Avenue and FDR Drive
    • 56th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
    • 55th Street between 7th Avenue and Madison Avenue
    • 54th Street between 7th Avenue and Madison Avenue
    • 53rd Street between 7th Avenue and FDR Drive
    • 52nd Street between 7th Avenue and Madison Avenue
    • 50th Street between 7th Avenue and FDR Drive
    • 51st Street between 7th Avenue and 1st Avenue
    • 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
    • 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
    • 42nd Street between 7th Avenue and FDR Drive
    • 34th Street between 7th Avenue and FDR Drive

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