New York City residents and workers will face ongoing setbacks throughout the week as diplomats from around the world arrive at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The event, which impacts Manhattan’s commuter traffic and public transit schedules each year, causes planned and voluntary delays, road closures, and freeze zones throughout the city.
The presence of law enforcement agencies will be more prominent during the current General Assembly. In addition to the police stationed along the roads, especially in the immediate vicinity of the UN headquarters on the East River, other police officers patrol the waterways on boats.
Traffic delays primarily affect the east side of New York City around our corporate headquarters.As CBS New York Drivers should be prepared for the most serious obstacles on Monday, reports say. gridlock alert day, when the worst traffic is expected. People are advised to avoid driving through Midtown Manhattan if possible, but delays and detours will also affect bus and subway routes in the city, the agency reported.
“There will be hundreds of convoys moving through the city, sometimes at the same time,” said NYPD Commissioner Kenneth Corey. Press conference On Friday. “There will be security checkpoints. Other driving restrictions will be in place, including road closures, diversions and unannounced road closures.”
Corey urged anyone traveling in Manhattan during the convention to use public transportation. Public transport is faster and safer than cars, he said. He said police were not aware of any credible safety threats at the time, but urged people to be “a little more vigilant next week.”
The New York City Police Department shared a detailed overview last week of expected traffic delays and possible road closures. Included in the extensive list of areas of Manhattan that police said were likely to be affected is his FDR Drive (Park on the east side of the city), about 10 miles from Whitehall Street at the south end. Way) is a 5 1/2 mile stretch. To 42nd Street in Midtown where the United Nations Headquarters building is located.
In an advisory shared on Twitter Monday morning, the New York Police Department announced specific road restrictions in effect for the entire day, or possibly for the duration of the General Assembly.