New Year’s Eve In NYC: Things To Know

 

What To Know About Times Square

1. Umbrellas, backpacks, duffel bags and alcohol are prohibited in Times Square
2. Property may not be abandoned at checkpoints
3. Attendees who leave before the ball drops will not be able to gain entry to their original viewing area
4. Beginning at 7 p.m., December 31st, some subway access around Times Square will be closed.

Watch more about how the men and women of the NYPD are protecting New Year’s Eve revelers in NYC [HERE].

Traffic Advisory
The New York City Police Department today announced street closures related to the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square. Street closures and parking restrictions are expected to cause traffic delays. The use of public transportation is highly recommended.

Beginning at 4 a.m. on Saturday, December 31st, Times Square will be closed to vehicular traffic. At approximately 11 a.m. attendees will be directed by police officers to gather in separate viewing sections. When one section reaches capacity, people will be directed to the next viewing section. As the evening progresses, revelers will continue to populate Times Square along Broadway and Seventh Avenue moving uptown from 43rd Street to Central Park.

There will be no parking in the following areas from Saturday, December 31st at 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 1st:

All cross-town streets from 33rd to 59th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue;
West side of 5th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets;
West side of 6th Avenue, from 34th to 59th Streets;
Both side of 6th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets;
Broadway between 34th to 59th Streets
7th Avenue between 34th to 59th Streets
9th Avenue between 41st to 43rd Streets
West side of 10th Avenue, from 58th to 59th Streets
Both side of 11th Avenue, from 34th to 39th Streets
East side of 11th Avenue, from 58th to 59th Streets
Both side of 8th Avenue from 34th to 59th Streets;
34th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;
34th Street between 11th to 12th Avenues
37th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;
38th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
39th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
40th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue
41st Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
42nd Street between 1st to 2nd Avenue
42nd Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;
43rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;
44th Street between 6th to 9th Avenue
45th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
46th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
47th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
48th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;
49th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
50th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
Both side of 51st from 6th to 8th Avenue
52nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;
53rd Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
54th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
55th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
56th Street between 6th to 8th Avenue
57th Street between 5th to 9th Avenue
58th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;
58th Street between 10th to 11th Avenue
59th Street between 10th to 11th Avenue
59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic:

Seventh Avenue, from 43rd to 48th Streets;
Broadway, from 47th to 48th Streets;
46th and 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic:
Seventh Avenue, from 41st to 59th Streets;
Broadway, from 47th to 59th Streets;
43rd to 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue.
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st, 42nd Street from 6th to Eight Avenue will be closed to traffic
After 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st, the remainder of the traffic closures will be instituted as crowd conditions warrant:
All cross-town streets from 37th to 41st Streets – Sixth to Eighth Avenues;
All cross-town streets from 49th to 59th Streets – Sixth to Eighth Avenues;
48th Street, from Fifth to Ninth Avenues;
Cross-town access for emergency vehicles will be available on 42nd, 48th, and 59th Streets.
People are strongly advised to use public transportation. On-street parking will be extremely limited in the Midtown area. People should avoid all cross-town streets from 34th to 59th Streets, as well as Sixth and Eighth Avenues. The Department will continue its drunken driving enforcement on New Year’s Eve through DWI patrols and checkpoints throughout the City.

TRANSIT INFORMATION
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st, some subway access around Times Square will be closed. The following subway system changes should be noted:
Southbound and northbound N/R/W lines will bypass the 49th Street station beginning at noon, Saturday , December 31st until approximately 12:15 a.m., Sunday, January 1st.
The northbound IRT “#1” train will bypass the 50th Street station beginning at noon, Saturday, December 31st until approximately 12:15 a.m., Sunday, January 1st.

MEDIA ACCESS
Members of the media are reminded that NYPD press credentials must be worn and fully exposed at all times when the bearer is at or within police lines. Credentialed members of the media covering this event should enter on West 46 Street at 6th or 8th Avenue. Within Times Square, emergency access lanes must remain clear and may not be obstructed at any time during the event.