NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Police Department has released the full list of street closures related to Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Police will start closing streets on the Upper West Side Wednesday morning as parade organizers begin inflating the dozens of balloons that will be on full display Thursday.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Early Voting Begins In New Jersey And New York City
Authorities strongly recommend the use of mass transit due to the expectation of heavy traffic in the city all week.
Police also ask that those attending the parade leave their backpacks, lawn chairs, large coolers, and alcoholic beverages at home.
The full list of closures is as follows:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 23rd, 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. The balloon inflation can be viewed by pedestrians from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue. Pedestrians are advised to enter the viewing area from the West side of Columbus Avenue at 79th Street.
At 1 p.m. the following street will be closed to vehicular traffic:
-West 79th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
Additional vehicular traffic closures at 3 p.m. are as follows:
-West 76th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
-West 77th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
-West 78th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
-West 80th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
-West 81st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
-Central Park Transverse Road at Central Park West and West 81 St. (Both Directions)
After 10 p.m., 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue as well as Central Park West from 59th Street to 86th Street will be closed to all traffic.
“Broadcast vehicles only” may park beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the west side of Central Park West from West 77th Street to West 81st Street. All Broadcast Vehicles must be off Central Park West by 11:30 p.m.
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24th
Formation for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. at the following locations:
-West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
-West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
-Central Park West between West 77th and 86th Streets
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed on the following route:
-South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle
-South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th StreetREAD MORE: NYPD: 23-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death During Lower East Side Robbery
-East on 59th Street to 6th Avenue
-South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street
-West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue – (dispersal area)
Additional closures are as follows:
-Broadway between West 34th Street and West 40th Street- Midnight to 1 p.m.
-6th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1 p.m.
-7th Avenue from West 34th Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-34th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m.
-59th Street E/B between 7th Avenue and Central Park West – Midnight to 2 p.m.
-59th Street W/B between 5th Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-35th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-36th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-8th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-Broadway between 38th Street and 59th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-40th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-49th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-50th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads 7 a.m. until conclusion
Please note: From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. vehicles will not be able to access:
-6th Avenue between West 33rd and West 59th Street
-8th Avenue between West 57th Street and West 59th Street
-8th Avenue between West 33rd and West 40th Streets
-Broadway between 59th Street and 57th Street
-Broadway between West 34th and West 40th Streets (only escorted deliveries)
-42nd Street between 5th and 8th AvenueMORE NEWS: Parts Of Cross Island Parkway To Close Sunday For LIRR Work Near UBS Arena
-57th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue