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What Will Be Open and Closed on July Fourth in New York City

By Gustavo Solis | July 3, 2013 10:58am
 A view of the fireworks from the Pier 66 rooftop.
A view of the fireworks from the Pier 66 rooftop.
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Betsy Frawley Haggerty

NEW YORK CITY — The Fourth of July will bring transportation changes and office closures to New York City on Thursday.

Government offices, courts, public libraries and Department of Motor Vehicle offices will all be closed for the national holiday. Mail delivery will be suspended, according to city officials.

You won't have to pay the parking meter on Thursday, and alternate side parking will be suspended.

Stopping, standing and no parking regulations will also be suspended for the holiday, except for those that are in effect seven days a week, according to the Department of Transportation.

The Staten Island Ferry Service will be temporarily suspended from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday because of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. If you want to get on or off Staten Island, the last boat from both terminals will leave at 7:30 p.m.

Subways and buses will run on a Saturday schedule, while the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and the Staten Island Railway will run on a Sunday schedule, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. The MTA will run extra trains on the 1, 3, A, C, E and L lines, as well as on the 42nd Street Shuttle, before and after the Macy's fireworks.

Recycling collection will be entirely suspended on the Fourth of July, while garbage collection will be delayed until after 5 p.m.