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Street closures for the Fourth of July

Traffic alert from Eyewitness News
July 4, 2012 5:39:21 AM PDT
The New York City Police Department has announced street closures for the Macy's Annual Fireworks Display over the Hudson River.

Below is information released by the NYPD:

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 beginning at about 9:20 p.m. and ending at 9:50 p.m. The Police Department would like to remind 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 1 a.m., July 5th, or until cleanup is complete.

Southbound Westside Highway from 79th Street to 42nd Street from 4:30 p.m. until 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 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 on 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 at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening the NYPD Aviation Unit helicopters will fly over the Hudson River between the Verrazano Bridge and Pier 86.

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