Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11th, will again be a difficult day for our neighborhood, our city and our country. You do not need me to tell you so.
Below is some information on the significant traffic changes to expect tomorrow, as well as on commemorative events.
Please also note that this year’s Primary Election has been moved to this Thursday, September 13th so as to avoid conflicting with the commemorations. In addition to a change of date, many district lines and poll sites have been changed. More information is available at http://vote.nyc.ny.us.
The commemoration for family members of the victims of the 2001 and 1993 attacks will take place at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Following a citywide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the names of the victims will be read with music as a backdrop throughout the program. There will be five additional moments of silence throughout the program at the following times: 9:03 a.m., 9:36 a.m., 9:59 a.m., 10:03 a.m., and 10:28 a.m. The Tribute in Light will begin at sundown and will stay lit throughout the night.
Vehicle and pedestrian access in the immediate area of the World Trade Center site will be affected during this time. Residents and employees should carry work and/or personal identification when traveling in the event area. ? Use public transportation whenever possible to stations outside of the event area.
Below is an outline of the vehicle and pedestrian access information for Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
STREET CLOSURES – The following streets will be closed to traffic from 12:01 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Pedestrian access will be very limited:
· Liberty, Cedar, and Thames Streets between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place.
· Greenwich Street between Liberty and Carlisle Streets
· Albany Street between West and Greenwich Streets
· Washington Street between Liberty and Carlisle Streets
· Vesey Street between Church Street and Broadway
PARKING RESTRICTIONS The following streets will not have access to parking:
· Liberty and Cedar Streets between Broadway and Greenwich Street
· Greenwich Street between Liberty and Edgar Streets
· Albany and Carlisle Streets between West and Greenwich Streets
· Trinity Place between Liberty and Cedar Streets
· Vesey, Fulton, Dey, Cortlandt, Liberty, and Cedar Streets between Church Street and Broadway
· West Street will remain OPEN to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. However
· trucks will not be permitted northbound on West Street from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Vesey Street. Trucks will be diverted from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Trinity Place/Church Street to travel north.
· Church Streets/Trinity Place and Broadway will remain OPEN.
· The Liberty Street pedestrian bridge will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. To cross West Street, pedestrians will be directed north to cross at the Vesey Street pedestrian bridge or south to cross at Albany Street.
· No parking will be in effect on all closed streets, including official permit parking and all cars parked illegally will be towed. If you have further questions, please call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov.
Here are a few ways to commemorate the event.
The Lower Manhattan Community Remembers 9/11: Living Together in a Global Community.
120 Warren Street, Tuesday Sept. 11th, 7-9PM (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/4z2Qb)
The Downtown Community Center will host a community discussion of the impact of 9/11 on our community, and building a better future for our neighborhood and our planet.
Invited Guests include Councilmember Margaret Chin, Rabbi Levine of The Downtown Synagogue, Rev. Grant of Tribeca Spiritual Center, Rabbi Glass, Synagogue for the Arts, Diane Lapson of the IPN Tenants Organization, Catherine McVay Hughes and Pat Moore of Community Board One and Bob Townley of Manhattan Youth.
36 Battery Place (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/p9J91)
Entrance to the museum will be free, to provide a venue for visitors to remember and reflect. www.mjhnyc.org