June 27, 2011
For the third year in a row, the Macy’s July 4th NYC Fireworks display will be along the Hudson River, on the West Side of Manhattan.
If you’re thinking of viewing the fireworks, check out Pam Skilling’s recommendations for the best viewing spots and what to do in NYC over the long weekend.
Streets on the West Side close early on July 4 to prepare for the NYC fireworks. Be sure to plan ahead. We’ve got all the information about Street Closures, Viewing Areas, and Where To Park. Read more…
March 16, 2011
There’s a storm brewing over the 2012 Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade route and Times Square retailers aren’t happy.
Traditionally, the parade travels down Broadway, through Times Square and ends at Herald Square, which is at the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas), and 34th Street, and is the main entrance to Macy’s Department store.
But Macy’s has just decided to relocate the parade in 2012 and 2013 from Times Square to Sixth Avenue for safety reasons, particularly since the city will be working on the pedestrian plazas in Times Square.
Who isn’t happy? Read more…
February 28, 2010
Remember back in late May 2009, when seemingly overnight the North/Southbound streets in Times Square were suddenly turned into pedestrian lounge-rooms? The streets were painted green and filled with plastic chairs and tables.
The results are in, and those newer metal chairs and tables are going to stay plus get an upgrade to permanent furniture.
Times Square - before new traffic pattern
Times Square's pedestrian area
It’s all part of the Green Light for Midtown project spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg and implemented by the NYC DOT*, where the goals are to make the NYC streets safer and to reduce NYC traffic and congestion. For Times Square, DOT was looking to improve the NYC traffic flow on 6th & 7th Avenues and make Broadway safer for pedestrians and drivers. If you’ve been through that area, you’ve seen the new pedestrian spaces on Broadway from 42nd – 47th Streets, and also on 33rd – 35th Streets.
How do we know if it worked? DOT used GPS units in taxis to compare travel times in fall 2008 against fall 2009 and found that: Read more…
November 22, 2009
Yep, it’s that time again. The fabulous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’re going to watch the balloons being blown up on Wednesday night or are going to the Parade on Thursday, we’re hoping to MAKE YOU THANKFUL for FINDING GREAT PARKING.
This year, the Parade route is different.