NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The United Nations General Assembly is in session and you know what that means… street closures.
The United Nations is located at First Avenue and 42nd Street, and the NYPD urges the use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly, which ends Sept. 25.
Secret Service agents and police officers stand guard as concrete and steel barricades block streets near the UN, making it tough for drivers to get around.
“It’s crazy all over the place, it’s too crowded,” a limo driver said.
“It’s just chaos, there’s no movement going on. It’s crazy,” a sanitation worker said.
“It’s a hectic week, a crazy week,” a delivery driver said. “Everything’s being monitored, every person is under the microscopes, streets closed, you gotta walk blocks.”
The following street closures are in effect:
1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open
44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:
Southbound at 63rd Street
Northbound at South Ferry
The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place
1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles during the UNGA:
42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5 a.m. daily and will reopen each evening after the day’s session:
42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive