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Street closures planned in NYC for the Fourth

The News Leader
July 3, 2011 11:42:17 AM PDT
Street closures, viewing areas and planned flyovers.

The New York City Police Department announced street closures for the Macy's Annual Fireworks Display over the Hudson River. The event will take place on Monday, July 4, 2011 beginning at about 9:20 p.m. and ending at 9:50 p.m. The Police Department reminds spectators that no large backpacks, lawn chairs, lawn blankets, coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the viewing area. All restricted items are subject to search and seizure.

Drivers are advised to use public transportation and avoid the following locations between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Street Closures

  • Northbound Westside Highway from 23rd Street to 57th Street from 4:30 p.m. until approximately 1 a.m., July 5th, or until cleanup is complete.
  • Southbound Westside Highway from 42nd Street to 79th Street from 4:30 p.m. until approximately 1 a.m., July 5th, or until cleanup is complete.
  • Southbound Westside Highway from 42nd Street to 23rd street from 4:30 p.m. until approximately 1 a.m., July 5th, or until cleanup is complete.

    Viewing Areas

    Spectators may gain access to the Hudson River viewing area from the following locations on 11th Avenue. Access blocks will be closed as viewing areas fill up. Spectators will then be redirected to open access blocks as appropriate.

    (11th Avenue at:)

  • 24th Street
  • 26th Street
  • 28th, 29th Streets
  • 33rd, 34th Streets
  • 40th through 44th Streets
  • 47th Street
  • 49th through 52nd Streets
  • 54th through 57th Streets

    Flyovers

    In addition to the Fireworks Spectacular, F-15 Eagle jets and NYPD Aviation Unit helicopters will fly over the Hudson River on Monday evening between the Verrazano Bridge and Pier 86.


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