New York City street closures, mass transit changes for Thanksgiving holiday

- The Thanksgiving holiday and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade bring street closures and mass transit changes to the New York City area.

The following information was provided by the NYPD, NYC DOT and MTA.

STREET CLOSURES FOR THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, November 22nd, 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. The balloon inflation can be viewed by pedestrians from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue. Pedestrians are advised to enter the viewing area from the East side of Columbus Avenue at 74th Street. Inflation viewing spectators are reminded that no large backpacks, lawn chairs, umbrellas, large coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the inflation viewing area.
 
At 8 a.m. the following street will be closed to vehicular traffic: •West 74th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues
 Additional vehicular traffic closures at Noon are as follows: •Central Park West from West 73rd to 85th Streets
•West 73rd Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 74th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 75th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 76th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 77th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 78th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 80th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 81st Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 82nd Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 83rd Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 84th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•West 85th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
•Central Park Transverse Road at Central Park West and West 81 St. (Both Directions) 
 After 10 p.m., 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue as well as Central Park West from 59th Street to 86th Street will be closed to all traffic.

“Broadcast vehicles only” may park beginning at 9 a.m. on the east side of Columbus Avenue from West 77th Street to West 76th Street. All Broadcast Vehicles must be off Columbus Avenue by 11:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day Parade: 

Formation for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. at the following locations: •West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
•West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
•Central Park West between West 77th and 86th Streets
 The parade will begin at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed on the following route: •South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle
•South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th Street
•East on 59th Street to 6th Avenue
•South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street
•West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue – (dispersal area)
 Additional closures are as follows: •Broadway between West 34th Street and West 40th Street- Midnight to 1 p.m.
•6th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•7th Avenue from West 34th Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
•34th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m.
•59th Street E/B between 7th Avenue and Central Park West – Midnight to 2 p.m.
•59th Street W/B between 5th Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•35th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
•36th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•8th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
•Broadway between 38th Street and 59th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
•33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•40th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•49th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•50th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads 7 a.m. until conclusion
 From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. vehicles will not be able to access: •6th Avenue between West 33rd and West 59th Street
•8th Avenue between West 57th Street and West 59th Street
•8th Avenue between West 33rd and West 40th Streets
•Broadway between 59th Street and 57th Street
•Broadway between West 34th and West 40th Streets (only escorted deliveries)
•42nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
•57th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue

New York City Subway Thanksgiving Day Service

The New York City Subway will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The 57 St F Subway station will be closed for entry and exit from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. To prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms, some subway entrances at 34 St-Herald Sq B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM SubwayN SubwayQ SubwayR SubwayW Subway, 34 St-Penn Station 1 Subway2 Subway3 Subway, 59 St-Columbus Circle 1 SubwayA SubwayB SubwayC SubwayD Subway and 72 St B SubwayC Subway may be closed or designated as exit-only.

MTA New York City Transit encourages the use of mass transit to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The closest subway stations to the start of parade route are 79 St 1 Subway, 81 St B SubwayC Subway, and 59 St-Columbus Circle 1 SubwayA SubwayB SubwayC SubwayD Subway. There will be additional service on the 42 St S Subway Shuttle as well as increased early morning service on the 1 Subway line to accommodate spectators.

Extra service to and from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NJTransit trains and buses, LIRR, and Metro-North

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