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

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Sunday, December 31, 2017
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)
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TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- 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.