The United Nations General Assembly will begin its 73rd Session and will be in full force starting Tuesday, September 18th. The UN events in the coming weeks will directly affect life in the Turtle Bay are and also the way in which we travel around NYC.
The UN General Assembly opens on
Tuesday, September 18th
and runs through
Monday, October 1st
The opening week is largely ceremonial and administrative. The actual high level “General Debate” starts on September 25th and runs for 9 days…this is the really busy time for high security.
The theme of the general debate will be, “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”
Turtle Bay will be affected in terms of traffic, parking, street closures, bus route changes, motorcades, and removal or lock-down of trash and mail receptacles.
VEHICLE STREET CLOSURES
Closures will start at approximately 6am on Tuesday , September 18th and continue to approximately 9pm on Tuesday, September 25th.
The streets most affected are:
*42nd St to 48th St on 1st Avenue
*42nd St to 47th St between 1st and 2nd Avenue
*FDR Drive service road between
48th & 49th Sts
PEDESTRIAN CHECK POINTS
Check points will start at approximately 7am to 7pm each day.
*42nd, 46th & 49th Sts on 1st Avenue
*42nd, 44th, 45th & 46th Sts on 2nd Avenue
For additional information, check the 17th Precinct Community Information Line:
646 246 7882
Please also check your local TV channels and radio stations as information is subject to change.