Sunday, Nov. 13 – Saturday, Nov. 19
ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK
‘Tis the season for Gridlock Alert Days! Especially now that The Tree is at Rockefeller Center. The city has declared Gridlock Alerts for Wednesday and Thursday, avoid driving in Manhattan if you can. On Friday, watch out for slowdowns on the Van Wyck, Grand Central, and Belt Parkway as many head to and from the airports for the kickoff of Thanksgiving travel. In addition, Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal will be extra busy, as will all Hudson River bridges and tunnels.
The Texans square off against the Giants at the stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. With playoff dreams very much alive expect heavy traffic on the Hudson River crossings. Best bet: NJT shuttle from Secaucus.
The Union Square Block Party takes place Sunday from10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on 17th St. from Broadway to Park Ave. On Wednesday, the Bowling Green Fair will be held at Broadway and Whitehall St. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A rally against US-Japan war games in East Asia will take place outside the Consulate General of Japan, on Monday at 11 a.m., at Park Ave. and 48th St. At noon, a protest against transphobia will be held in City Hall Park, which may impact Broadway and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Barclays hosts the men’s college basketball Legends Classic, on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.
Wizkid plays Madison Square Garden on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Downtown E trains will run via the F from 21st St.-Queensbridge to W 4th St.-Wash Square, Tuesday to Friday, from 9:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. Bronx-bound 1 trains will skip 207th St., 215th St., Marble Hill-225th St., 231st St. and 238th St. on Wednesday, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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The traffic signal at Park St. and Broadway in Brooklyn is missing! Cars are pulling up to the solid white line and passing the signal, not knowing when it changes.
I’ve alerted NYCDOT, but what’s the right way for a driver to respond in this situation?
Sounds dangerous especially at a jogged intersection like this, and under the El to boot. If DOT hasn’t fixed it by now write back; for a serious problem like this, their contractors are required to respond within two hours of notification.
If you find yourself at a malfunctioning light [or in this case missing signals], under state law you must treat it like a stop sign. From there, proceed according to the rules of right-of-way unless otherwise directed by police.