Traffic and Transit

9th Street Bridge Closed Thursday and Friday!

The New York City Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will fully close the Ninth Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal on Thursday, July 15, 2010, from 10 p.m., until Friday, July 16, 2010, at 4:00 a.m.


This closure is necessary to repair the span lock socket. Due to the full bridge closure traffic will be detoured to the Hamilton Avenue Bridge and Third Street Bridges.

Variable Message Sign Boards will be placed on each side of the bridge at least seven days in advance of the work in order to notify the public. Future updates will be provided as needed.


Click here to download the full, official agency notice.


Don't Park Here!

8th Avenue will be closed between 13th and 11th Streets after 8:00 PM Wednesday the 20th through 10:00 PM on Thursday the 21st.


**Community Events and Traffic Advisory for this Weekend**

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Court Street Fair. Court Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from Union Street to W. 9th Street, from approximately 10:00 AM until approximately 8:00 PM.  The Fair officially runs from 12 Noon through 6:00 PM, but requires the street to be closed earlier to allow the vendors to set up, and later, to allow for clean up.  All surrounding side streets that lead into Court Street along the route will be closed, as well.  Be sure to look for the 76thPrecinct Crime Prevention Table at the fair, where you can enroll in FREE security programs!

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Five Borough Bike Tour. The Bike Tour will pass through the confines of the 76th Precinct for a small portion of the route.  The cyclists will be travelling southbound on Furman Street, cross Atlantic Avenue onto Columbia Street and re-enter the BQE at the highway entrance ramp, just prior to Congress Street.  Accordingly, Atlantic Avenue, from the BQE overpass to the water, and Columbia Street, from Atlantic Avenue to Congress Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  These closures will begin at approximately 8:00 AM and will last until approximately 3:00 PM.  Please plan accordingly if you intend on visiting the Brooklyn Bridge Park on that day.


Borough Taxis: Let the City Know What You Think!

You may have heard about the Mayor's proposal to establish a new category of livery cars that can make on-street pickups outside of Manhattan just like yellow cabs do. It will give many New Yorkers another safe, reliable and convenient option for getting around. The program aims to improve taxi availability while bringing yellow-taxi-like amenities (e.g., metered fares, credit/debit card payment, easier-to-spot cabs) to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.





The City wants to hear from residents about your experiences with taxis and car services and has a developed a brief online survey where your voice can be heard.



Click Here to let us know what you think, or use the following link:



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