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Everything you need to know to survive this insane week in New York

Everything you need to know to survive this insane week in New York
Photograph: Courtesy Navid Baraty

Were you thinking you might get an Uber this Friday night and start your night out on the town? Or maybe you were going to leave work early and drive upstate for a weekend of frolicking? Well... You may want to reconsider. With Pope Francis' visit, the United Nations in session and a free Beyoncé concert in Central Park, Manhattan is about to get even more congested than usual this week.

It all starts in the wee hours of Thursday morning as they prepare for the mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Basically if you had any hope of getting within 10 blocks or so of the famous church or the Papal Nuncio’s Residence (Pope Francis’s digs during his stay) at any point on Thursday via car, you’re in bad luck.

Another change this week? There's no UPS pick-ups or deliveries on Thursday or Friday because of the Pope's visit. See all of the street closures and transportation changes below.

 Thursday

From midnight to 9pm:
-50th and 51st streets between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue

From 3am-6am
-Fifth Avenue between 47th Street to 55th Street
-48th street to 55th streets between Madison Avenue and Sixth Avenue

From 6am-10am, just to be confusing, all of those streets will open back up, except
-50th and 51st streets between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue
-72nd street between Madison and Fifth Avenues (near the Papal Nuncio’s residence) closes at 8am, will not open again until Saturday

From 10am-9pm, once again
-Fifth Avenue between 47th Street to 55th Street
-48th street to 55th streets between Madison Avenue and Sixth Avenue
-72nd street between Madison and Fifth Avenues (near the Papal Nuncio’s residence)

From 2pm-9pm, all streets mentions above AND
-Madison Avenue between 47th and 57th Streets
-71st Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues closes at 3pm will not open again until Saturday

From 10pm until 6am Friday
-71st to 73rd Streets between Park and 5th Avenues
-Madison Avenue from 70th to 73rd streets

Streets the Police will close intermittently (aka, at a moment’s notice, to keep us all on our toes)
-FRD Drive going northbound from South Ferry and/or going southbound from 63rd street
-Fifth Ave between 71st and 74th streets
-70th street between Park and Fifth Avenues
-71st and 72nd streets between Park and Madison Avenues
-73rd Street beween Madison and Fifth Avenues
-The two most wester lanes on Madison Avenue between 69th and 73rd streets

Thought that was bad? We’re just getting started. On to Friday, when the Pope is not only a man about town, but the UN General Assembly is in session:

From 12am until time listed
-Liberty and Cedar Streets between Trinity Place and Greenwich Street (until 1pm)
-112th Street between Second and Third Avenues (until 6pm)
-113th Street Cul-de-Sac (until 6pm)
-Central Park West between Columbus Circle and W 81st Street (until 7pm)
-West 61st to West 77th Streets between Central Park West and Broadway (until 7pm)
-31st street between Seventh and Ninth Avenues (until midnight Saturday)
-33rd street between Seventh and Ninth Avenues (until midnight Saturday)

From 5am until the UN General Assembly is no longer in session
-First Avenue between 42nd and 48th streets, except the tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will be open to passenger (non-trucks) vehicles.
-43rd to 46th streets between First and Second Avenues
-42nd Street between FDR Drive and Second Avenue
-42nd Street Exit and entrance ramps on the FDR Drive

From 11am-1pm:
-Northbound on West Street between Battery Place and Murray Street

Streets the will have intermittent closures, starting at noon:

-31st Streets to 33rd Streets from Sixth to Seventh Avenues (managed accesss)
-Seventh Avenue between 30th Street to 34th Street
-Eighth Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets

Then on Saturday, just when we should be in the clear, there will be intermittent closures:

-Southbound at 63rd Street
-Northbound at South Ferry

H/T: DNA Info



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