Street closures near Rockefeller Center for the holidays...aka A NIGHTMARE

NO CARS ALLOWED....Oh yeah, this sounds fun WTH?!?

November 25, 2019
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I'll say it until I'm blue in the face....NEW YORK CITY is the BEST place IN THE WORLD to celebrate the holidays!!  From the amazing window displays to the Rockefeller Center Tree and oh yeah the smell of those peanuts cooked in sugar that you can buy at any corner....where else would you wanna be?!?!  No matter where you live in the tri-state area....seeing the 'BIG TREE' is part of the your holiday itinerary.

THE BEAUTY IS MAGICAL....

Whats NOT magical is the amount of TRAFFIC because of the millions of people who want to experience the magic of a New York City Christmas.  AND.....this year, IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE!!!

THE STREETS NEAR ROCKEFELLER CENTER WILL BE CLOSED TO CARS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!  And its going to be a freaking mess!!!

This sounds like hell but the streets around Rockefeller Center will be closed to cars from Nov. 29 through the New Year to make more space for the millions of people expected to visit for the holidays.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW......(plan accordingly!!)

  • 49th and 50th streets between Fifth and Sixth avenues will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.
  • A lane of traffic along both the east and west sides of Fifth Avenue between 48th and 52nd streets will be reserved for pedestrians between at least 5:00 p.m. to midnight during the week, and by noon on the weekends -- no turns will be allowed on 47th, 49th or 51st streets.
  • The east side of Sixth Avenue will be blocked off between 48th and 52nd streets at certain times depending the crowds -- BUSES WILL SKIP STOPS IN THE AREA

I know the rats on the subways are horrifying but HERE IS A WORD OF ADVICE........MAKE MASS TRANSIT YOUR BEST FRIEND!!!!!!