We’re all excited that the Super Bowl is happening at MetLife Stadium this year, and by all of us, we mean the roughly 16 million people who live in New Jersey and New York combined. So keep that in mind when you’re out celebrating the big game.
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The city is encouraging folks to utilize mass transit throughout the week (after all, New York's is one of the best in the world), as there will be several road closures and restrictions. Starting yesterday through Sunday, February 2, the Broadway blocks between 34th and 47th Streets will be fully closed. Side streets will remain open (expect bottlenecks) except 41st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, which will partially shut down to traffic. No word yet on how this will change if inclement weather forces a Super Bowl date change.
So if you’re trying to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic like the rest of us—whether your plans include going to the big game or not—hit the pavement or hop on a train. The cold will be worth it, we promise. Be wary of locations such as Bryant Park, Radio City Music Hall, Piers 88/86, Pier 40 and the Sheraton Hotel on 52nd Street, which are expected to be especially packed, according to a press release from the city.
If you weren’t thankful for the MTA before, now’s a good time. Grab a good book, layer up your game gear, and get out there. Happy Super Bowling!