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.
PATROL BOROUGH BROOKLYN SOUTH
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT
Yom Kippur, The Pope and Sukkot
Dear Friends and Fellow Community Members,
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.
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
Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th
Thursday, September 24, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Friday, September 25th, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Friday, September 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
Friday, September 25, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Friday, September 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Madison Square Garden
Friday, September 25th, 6:00pm-8:15pm
Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th
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 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.
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)