Monthly Archives: September 2015

Belt Parkway Work Zone – Mill Basin Bridge

This Monday, October 5th, crews will commence Stage 1 of the reconstruction of the Mill Basin Bridge. To establish a work zone, concrete barriers will be placed on either side of the existing eastbound roadway. A slight decrease in the width of all three lanes will result. This condition will continue until traffic is shifted onto the temporary roadway. Please adhere to the 40 mph speed limit in the work zone.Mill Stage 1

PBBS Community Affairs Update: Yom Kippur, The Pope and Sukkot

 

PATROL BOROUGH BROOKLYN SOUTH
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT
Yom Kippur, The Pope and Sukkot
Dear Friends and Fellow Community Members,
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur will be observed from Sundown, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 – Nightfall, Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. It is the Day of Atonement and for nearly twenty-six hours-from several minutes before sunset on Sept. 22nd to after nightfall on Sept. 23rd the Jews abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint their bodies, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations.
The Pope
From Wednesday, September 22nd, 2015 through Friday, September 24th, 2015, the Pope will be visiting NYC for various meetings, events and prayer masses.
On Thursday, the pope’s visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for an evening prayer will affect about thirty nearby blocks, such as 5th Avenue from 47th Street to 55th Street. The FDR Drive will also be closed on and off, southbound at the 63rd Street exit and northbound at the South Ferry exit. Many Upper East Side Streets near the Papal Nuncio’s Residence on East 72nd Street will also have closures. 71st and 72nd Street will be closed from Madison to 5th Avenue from 8 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Eight nearby blocks will have closures on and off, such as 5th Avenue from 71st to 74th Street. A slew of streets near the U.N. will shut down Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., including First Avenue from 42nd to 48th streets. Other nearby blocks between First and Second Avenue will be shut down as well, such as 44th, 45th, and 46th streets.
  Many midtown streets will just have one traffic lane open for emergency vehicles for the General Assembly — 42nd Street from First Avenue to 5th Avenue, 57th Street from Second Avenue to 5th Avenue, and Second Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street. The Pope will also visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum late Friday morning. Liberty and Cedar Streets will be closed from Trinity Place to Greenwich Street from midnight to 1 p.m. that day. Northbound West Street will also be closed from Battery Place to Murray Street for 2 hours.
When the Pope visits a Catholic school in East Harlem, one block will be affected on East 112th Street, as well as a nearby cul-de-sac from midnight to 6 p.m. on Friday. The Upper West Side will have many street closures from midnight to 7 p.m. on Friday, including 18 blocks of Central Park West from Columbus Circle to West 81st Street. Drivers should also avoid the streets near Madison Square Garden on Friday, which will be closed on and off beginning at noon. Commuters will get extra Metro-North and LIRR trains on Friday to handle the crowds on the rails.
Here is a chronological breakdown of all traffic closures related to the Pope’s visit Sept. 22-24, 2015 here in NYC.
In a recent community notice, the city of New York revealed road and street closures for the duration of Pope Francis’ visit to New York. The closures will be as follows:
Upper East Side
Starting Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 am and ending Saturday, September 26th, 7:00 am
  • Due to the Papal visit, streets may face periodic interruptions in flow of traffic or activities
    from 70th Street to 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue.
  • Starting September 24thuntil September 26th,
  • 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
    • Madison Avenue from 69th Street to 73rd Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on the twowestern lanes
    • Trucks will have restricted access in this area
      • 5th Avenue from 71st Street to 74th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on 1 eastern
      • 71st Street and 72nd Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue
      • 70th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM
    • 71st Street, 72nd Street and 73rd Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5th Avenue to Park Avenue
    • Madison Avenue will be closed between68th Street to 74th Street
    • Trucks are restricted on 5thAvenue from 71st Street to 74th Street
  • When Pope Francis is not in residence, Madison Avenue will not be restricted.
FDR Drive
Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th
  • FDR Drive is subject to intermittent closures for the following locations:
    • Southbound traffic at63rd street
    • Northbound traffic at South Ferry
Midtown
Thursday, September 24, 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • During Pope Francis’ visit to New York City he will make visits to the Midtown area including Patrick’s Cathedral, 51st and Madison Avenue. This event is by invitation only through the City of New York and theArchdiocese of New York.
  • 12:00 AM
    • 50th Street and 51st Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue.
  • 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM
    • 5th Avenue between 55th Street to 47th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
    • 55th Street to 48th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th Avenue and Madison
  • 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • 5th Avenue will reopen
    • All crosstown traffic will reopen, but will be reduced to one lane.
    • 50th Street and 51st Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue.
  • 10:00 AM
    • 5th Avenue between 55th Street to 47th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
    • 55th Street to 48th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th Avenue and Madison
  • 2:00 PM
    • Madison Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 47th Street to 52nd Street.
  • 5:45 PM to 6:00 PM
    • 5th Avenue from 56th Street to 48th Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic.
Friday, September 25th, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • During Pope Francis’ visit to New York City he will make visits to the Midtown area including the United Nations. This event is not open to the public.
  • 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Upper 1st Avenue is closed between 42nd Street to 46th Street
    • 42nd Street is closed to vehicular traffic from 2nd Avenue to 1st Avenue
    • FDR 42nd Street exit will be closed to vehicular traffic.
    • 43rd Street, 44th Street and 45th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
    • Trucks will be restricted on Lower 1st Avenue between 40th Street and 47th Street.
Financial District
Friday, September 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Pope Francis will visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum beginning at 11:00am and concluding at 1:00pm on Friday, September 25th. This event is by invitation only
    through the September 11 Memorial and Archdiocese of New York.
  • 12:00 AM
    • Liberty Street and Cedar Street will be closed between Trinity Place and Greenwich Street
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Northbound traffic lanes on West Streetwill be closed to vehicular traffic between Battery Place to Murray Street
    • Southbound traffic lanes will be closed on West Streetbetween Chambers Street and Albany Street
    • Trucks will be restricted from moving south on West Streetbetween Chambers Street and Albany Street
  • Streets may face interruptions in flow of traffic or activities from Barclay Stto Battery Park Place between West Street and Broadway.
East Harlem
Friday, September 25, 4:00pm-5:15pm
  • Pope Francis will visit 229 East 112th Street beginning at 4:00pm and concluding
    at 5:15pm on Friday, September 25th. This event is by invitation only through the Archdiocese of New York.
  • 12:00 AM to 6:00PM
    • 112th Street from 2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue will be closed to vehicular Traffic
    • 113th Street Cul-de-sac will be closed to vehicular traffic
  • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Trucks will not be able to access 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue between 106th Street to 116th Street
  • Streets may face interruptions in flow of traffic or activities from Lexington Avenue to 2nd Avenue between 110th Street and 116th Street.
Central Park
Friday, September 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Pope Francis’ Central Park Procession begins at approximately 5:00 PM and concludes at 7:00PM on Friday, September 25th.
  • 12:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on 61st Street, 62nd Street, 63rd Street, 64th Street, 65th Street and 66th Street between Central Park West and Broadway.
    • Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on 67th Street, 68th Street, 69th Street, 70th Street, 71st Street, 72nd Street, 73rd Street, 74th Street, 75th Street, 76th Street, and 77th Street
      between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
  • Central Park will remain open to the public, but access to the park between West Drive and Central Park West from
    81st Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle will be limited to ticketed guests.
Madison Square Garden
Friday, September 25th, 6:00pm-8:15pm
  • Pope Francis will visit Madison Square Garden beginning at 6:00pm and concluding at 8:00 PM on Friday, September 25th.
  • This event is by invitation only through the Archdiocese of New York.
  • 12:00 AM to 11:59PM
    • Streets will be closed to vehicular on 33rd Street and 31st Street from 9th Avenue to 7th Avenue.
  • 12:00 PM
    • Streets will have managed access for vehicular traffic on 31st Street, 32nd Street and 33rd Street
      from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
    • On 7th Avenue from 30th Street to 34th Street, two western lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic
    • On 8th Avenue from 31st Street to 33rd Street, streets will be reduced to one lane only with intermittent closures
    • Trucks will be restricted from 7thAvenue and 8th Avenue from 30th Street to 34th Street
  • 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • 8th Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between 31st Street and 33rd Street
  • The only entrance to Madison Square Garden will be from 7th Building occupants and employees are encouraged to carry
    identification at all times.
  • There may be interruptions in street activity from 9th Avenue to 6th Avenue between 29th Street and 34th Street.
FDR Drive
Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th
  • FDR Drive is subject to intermittent closures for the following locations:
    • Southbound traffic at63rd street
    • Northbound traffic at South Ferry
Public Transportation
For updates on any service interruptions or reroutes please visit www.mta.info
If you have any further questions regarding this event and other street closures, please visit nyc.gov/papalvisit or contact 311 or dial 212-NEW-YORK212-NEW-YORK.
Sukkot
Sukkot will be observed from Sunday, September 27th, 2015 – Sunday, October 4th, 2015. As soon as the solemn day of Yom Kippur ends, those of the Jewish faith focus on the traditions of the Sukkot. Once Sukkot begins, the focus is on family and charity. Even if it is pouring rain, on this night it is a “mitzvah” (good deed) to at least make Kiddush and eat an ounce of challah in the sukkah. As the Jewish tradition is to dip the challah in sweet honey, the sukkot holiday revolves around the sweetness of life with food, family and selflessness.

MBCG Meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST THREE YEARS SINCE SUPERSTORM SANDY HIT OUR COMMUNITY!!!

THE MAYOR HAS A PLAN TO PROTECT LOWER MANHATTAN…BUT NO ONE IN THE FEDERAL/STATE OR CITY GOVERNMENT HAS PRODUCED A PLAN TO PROTECT MANHATTAN BEACH!!!

THIS IS HURRICANE SEASON…WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ANOTHER “SANDY” IS PREDICTED?

IF YOU ARE MANDATED TO EVACUATE WHAT WOULD YOU DO?  WHERE WOULD YOU GO?  WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE WITH YOU?  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS TOO SICK OR FRAIL TO LEAVE?  WHAT IF YOU CANNOT COME BACK FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME–HOW WOULD YOU REFILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS?  HOW CAN YOU CARE FOR YOUR PETS?  WHO WILL WATCH OVER THE COMMUNITY—KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE?
AND….IF YOU STAY…WHO WILL HELP YOU?  HOW WILL YOU CHARGE YOUR TELEPHONE/YOUR COMPUTER?  WHO WILL BRING FOOD/WATER/BLANKETS? HOW WILL YOU HEAT YOUR HOME OR TAKE A SHOWER? WHO WILL EVEN KNOW YOU DIDN’T EVACUATE?

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO REMEMBER THE LAST TIME!!!

THE NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WILL ADDRESS THESE TOPICS AT

OUR NEXT MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,  7:30 P.M. AT P.S. 195

PLEASE NOTE:  TIME FOR MEETING:  7:30 PM!!!! (light refreshments)