This weekend will be a difficult one for our neighborhood, our city and our country. You do not need me to tell you so.
Below is some information on commemorative events, as well as the detail on the significant traffic and transit changes to expect.
All the best,
1)New York Neighbors Vigil is going ahead as planned
TONIGHT, Thursday, September 8th. 7:00pm – 9:00pm Corner of Church and Park Place, Manhattan
NY Neighbors for American Values, a group I helped start as our neighborhood became a front in the culture wars, is holding its 2nd annual candle light vigil again today as planned.
The vigil welcomes New Yorkers and visitors of all backgrounds who want to reflect on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in a way that celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of New York. NYNAV is a coalition of organizations and individuals that works to promote the constitutional and American values of diversity, equality and freedom of religion. Candles will be provided.
Please join me and Jenifer Rajkumar there. Event information at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210963738960012.
2) Saturday: Hand in Hand – Remembering 9/11
Community Board 1’s Hand in Hand – Remembering 9/11 is scheduled for Saturday morning.
Saturday, September 10th, 8:46AM (Please arrive between 7:30 & 8:15AM to check-in)
Registration (required) and information for the day of the event can be found at: http://www.handinhand911.org. Jenifer and I will be standing with the Downtown Independent Democrats. To join us, check in at the Zone A Check-in Station at Wagner Park and Battery Place.
3) Below is an outline of the vehicle and pedestrian access information for this area from Friday September 9th through Monday, September 12th, 2011.
Use public transportation whenever possible to stations outside of the event area.
- MTA passengers should plan for the Cortlandt Street R station to be bypassed from 7:00 AM to early afternoon and check the MTA website at www.mta.info for updates on bus routes and service.
- PATH passengers should plan for suspended service to and from the World Trade Center and restricted access to the WTC Path Station from approximately 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Please note below significant routes that will affect your vehicular travels:
- Northbound West Street between Battery Place and Murray Streets will be closed to traffic from Friday, September 9, 11:59 PM through Monday, September 12, 5:00 AM.
- Southbound West Street between Battery Place and Chambers Street will be closed to traffic from Sunday, September 11, 5:00 AM through Monday, September 12, 5:00
- Church Street/Trinity Place between Rector and Barclay Streets will be closed Sunday, September 11, 5:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
- Broadway will remain open to vehicles.
The following streets will be closed to traffic and parking from Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 AM through Sunday, September 11, 8:00 PM. Pedestrian access will be very limited:
• Warren Street between West Street and West Broadway
• Murray Street between West and Church Streets
• Barclay Street between West and Church Streets
• Park Place between Greenwich Street and Broadway
• Greenwich Street between Warren and Vesey Streets
• West Broadway between Warren and Vesey Streets
• Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street
• Vesey, Fulton, Dey and Cortlandt Streets between Church Street and Broadway
• Liberty Street between South End Avenue and West Street, and between Greenwich Street and Broadway
• Albany Street between South End Avenue and Greenwich Street
• Cedar Street between Greenwich Street and Broadway
• Thames Street between Greenwich and Broadway
• Carlisle Street between West and Greenwich Streets
• South End Avenue between Liberty and Thames Street
• Washington Street between Albany and Rector Streets
• Greenwich Street between Liberty and Rector Streets
Please note, both the Vesey Street and Liberty Street pedestrian bridges will be closed on Sunday, September 11th. To cross West Street, pedestrians will be directed north to cross at Warren Street or south to cross at Rector Street.
No parking will be in effect on all closed streets, including official permit parking. All cars parked illegally will be towed. If you have further questions, please call 311 or visit http://www.nyc.gov.