Lunar Parade To Snarl Chinatown Traffic this Weekend

By Ben Fractenberg on January 27, 2012 5:47pm 

There will be lots of street closures in Chinatown on Sunday during the annual Lunar New Year Parade.
There will be lots of street closures in Chinatown on Sunday during the annual Lunar New Year Parade.
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CHINATOWN — If you plan to drive around Manhattan this weekend it's probably a good idea to steer away from Chinatown.

The Lunar New Year Parade will unleash dragon dances from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday and will close the following streets along and around the parade route:

-Mott Street between Canal Street and Chatham Square

-Chatham Square between Mott Street and Bowery

-East Broadway between Chatham Square and Eldridge Street

-Eldridge Street between East Broadway and Hester Street

-Hester Street between Eldridge and Forsyth streets

-Forsyth Street between Hester and Delancey streets

-Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge streets

-Grand Street between Forsyth and Chrystie streets

Three out of four lanes on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed midnight to 7 a.m. Saturday from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

Wide-load vehicles won't be able to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 11 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday while the work is being done and will have to take an alternate route.

 

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