New Year's Eve in Times Square: Street closures, security and subway information

Sunday, December 31, 2017 02:54PM
Revelers take part in the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)AP
TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan - Details about street closures, public transportation impact and security measures for New York City's Times Square New Year's Eve celebration have been released.

See the information below from the NYPD.

Beginning at 4 a.m.,Times Square was closed to vehicular traffic.

At about 11 a.m. attendees were directed by police officers to gather in separate viewing sections. When one section reaches capacity, people will be directed to the next viewing section. As the evening progresses, revelers will continue to populate Times Square along Broadway and Seventh Avenue moving uptown from 43rd Street to Central Park.

RESTRICTIONS

Umbrellas, 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

PARKING

There will be no parking in the following areas 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

STREET CLOSURES


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

Seventh Avenue, from 43rd to 48th Streets
Broadway, from 47th to 48th Streets
46th and 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue

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

The following streets are 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, 42nd Street from 6th to Eight Avenues will be closed to traffic.
After 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, 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


People are strongly advised to use public transportation. On-street parking will be extremely limited in the Midtown area. People should avoid all cross-town streets from 34th to 59th Streets, as well as Sixth and Eighth Avenues. The Department will continue its drunken driving enforcement on New Year's Eve through DWI patrols and checkpoints throughout the City.

TRANSIT INFORMATION


Some subway access around Times Square will be closed. The following subway system changes should be noted:
Southbound and northbound N/R/W lines will bypass the 49th Street station until approximately 12:15 a.m., Monday, January 1st.
The northbound IRT "#1" train will bypass the 50th Street station until approximately 12:15 a.m., Monday, January 1st.
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