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NYC Weekend Traffic Advisory and Street Closings: Friday, April 30, 2010 to Sunday, May 2, 2010

Manhattan
East 4th Street between the Bowery and Second Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation
East 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 18th Street between Park Avenue South and Irving Place: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
West 30th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
West 41st Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue: This street will be closed from 12:01am to 8am to facilitate crane operation.
West 42nd Street between 10th Avenue and Dyer Avenue: One lane in each direction will be maintained from 11pm Friday to 7am Sunday to facilitate crane operations.
East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive: This street will be closed 10pm Thursday to 5am Friday to facilitate crane operation.
East 49th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 51st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 66th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 74th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
Greene Street between Broome Street and Spring Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
Leroy Street between Bedford Street and Bleecker Street; Bleecker Street between Cornelia Street and Carmine Street: This street will be closed from 6pm Sunday to 6am Monday to facilitate NYCDDC water main work.
Wooster Street between Grand Street and Broome Street: This street will be closed from 3am Saturday to 6pm Sunday to facilitate crane operation.
Ann Street between Nassau Street and Park Row: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm and Sunday from 9am to 6pm to facilitate NYCDDC roadway construction project.
Intersection of Ann Street and Nassau Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm and Sunday from 9am to 6pm to facilitate NYCDDC roadway construction project.
Spruce Street between Nassau Street and William Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 6am through Sunday 9pm to facilitate crane operation.
Spruce Street between Gold Street and William Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 6am through Sunday 9pm to facilitate crane operation.
Spruce Street between Nassau Street and Park Row: This street will be closed Saturday from 6am through Sunday 9pm to facilitate crane operation.
Nassau Street between Beekman Street and Spruce Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 6am through Sunday 9pm to facilitate crane operation.
Stone Street between Hanover Square and Coenties Alley, Mill Lane between Stone Street and South Williams Street: These streets will be closed daily from 10am to 11pm April 1 through November 30th for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Formation: 44th Street to 48th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue; 7th Avenue between 44th Street and 47th Street; Broadway between 45th Street and 47th Street
Route: 7th Avenue between 47th Street and 59th Street
Dispersal: Central Park
The above streets will be closed Saturday from 9:15am to 1pm for the Revlon Run/Walk for Women as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Broadway between Fulton Street and Battery Place; Whitehall Place between Broadway and Stone Street:
The above streets will be closed Saturday from 11am to 6pm for the Ziua USA Romanian Day Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Formation: Foley Square
Route: Centre Street between Worth Street and Park Row; Park Row between Centre Street and Broadway; Broadway between Reade Street and Worth Street; Worth Street between Broadway and Centre Street
Dispersal: Foley Square
The above streets will be closed Saturday from 4pm to 7pm for the May 1st Coalition Immigrants and Workers Rights as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Formation: Washington Place and Greene Street
Route: Washington Place between Greene Street and Washington Square East; Green Street between East 8th Street and Washington Place; East 8th Street between Cooper Square and Greene Street; 3rd Avenue between Saint Mark's Place and East 48th Street; East 48th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue; 2nd Avenue between East 47th Street and East 48th Street
The above streets will be closed Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm for the Cures Not Wars as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Formation: 42nd Street and 7th Avenue
Route: 42nd Street between 7th Avenue and 3rd Avenue; 3rd Avenue between 42nd Street and 47th Street; 47th Street between 3rd Avenue and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the United For Peace and Justice as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Family Festival:
Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street; Harrison Street between West Street and Hudson Street; Beach Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street; North Moore Street between West Street and Hudson Street; Franklin Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street; Jay Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street; Duane Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street; Reade Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
Premier:
54th Street (North Curb Lane) between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenues; 12th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenues; 2nd Avenue (West Side) between 11th Street and 12th Street; West Side Highway (North Bound) between Chambers Street and Harrison Street; Harrison Street (south Side between West Side Highway and Greenwich Street; 23rd Street (South Side) between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue; 23rd Street (North Side) between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue; Greenwich Street between Franklin Street and North Moore Street; 57th Street (North Side) between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue; Corner of Varick Street and Laight Street
The above streets will be closed Saturday from 11am to 6pm for the Tribeca Film and Family Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Broadway between 93rd Street and 96th Street: These streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Stryckers Bay Neighborhood Council Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Broadway between West 86th Street and 93rd Street: These streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Broadway Mall Center Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Manhattan/Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge: One of three lanes eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed Saturday 6am to 2pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs.

Brooklyn
Union Street Bridge over Gowanus Canal: This bridge will be closed Saturday from 7am to 3pm to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge repair.
South 5th Street between Hooper Street and Hewes Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
Anchorage Place between Plymouth Street and Pearl Street: This street will be closed Friday from 11am to 6pm for the Dumbo Block Party as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Court Street between Union Street and West 9th Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Gowanus Canal CDC Court Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Bronx
Formation: Bronx Community College Entrance
Route: Hall of Fame Terrace between College Entrance and Aqueduct Avenue; Aqueduct Avenue between 181st Street and 184th Street; Grand Concourse between 179th Street and Van Cortlandt Park Avenue East
The above Streets will be closed Saturday from 10am to 12 Noon for the 32nd Annual Hall of Fame 10k Race as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Queens
28th Street between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South: This street will be closed from 6am Saturday to 9pm Sunday to facilitate crane removal operation.
163rd Road between 72nd Street and 71st Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

No Thank You, Rahm Emanuel.

So Rahm Emanuel thinks he's next in line as Mayor of the City of Chicago. I want to go on record as saying "No thank you, sir". Respectfully, no. No, but thank you for your interest.

When the current Mayor of the City of Chicago leaves office, the time will have long since come for a reform Mayor. A breath of fresh air. Someone to clear the fear out, the tepid pall that settles so low on the civic meetings I attend, where no one dare speak ill, even slightly, of the boss, or the system.

The slow, deliberate smiles that stymie will have to stop when the time comes. So no thank you. My great hope is that we'll have other plans, and our own heroes to hold high by then. 

No.

NYC Weekend Traffic Advisory: Friday, April 16, 2010 to Sunday, April 18, 2010

Manhattan
West Street/Route 9A between Albany Street and West Thames Street: One of three southbound lanes will be closed from 1am to 5pm Saturday to facilitate NYSDOT construction activity.
West Thames Street between West Street/Route 9A and Battery Place: The entire westbound roadway will be closed Saturday from 1am to 5pm to facilitate NYSDOT construction activity.

West 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 26th Street between 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 37th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 47th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 48th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 51st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 97th Street between West End Avenue and Broadway: This street will be closed Sunday from 7am to 7pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 135th Street between Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue: One lane in each direction will be maintained Saturday from 6am to 7pm to facilitate crane operation.

Madison Avenue between East 80th Street and East 81st Street: One lane will be maintained Saturday from 6am to 7pm to facilitate crane operation.

Morton Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Leroy Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Howard Street between Mercer Street and Broadway: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

John Street between Broadway and Nassau Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 9am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

John Street between William Street and Gold Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Greenwich Street between Battery Place and Morris Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 5am to 7pm to facilitate crane operation.

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Coenties Alley, Mill Lane between Stone Street and South Williams Street: These streets will be closed daily from 10am to 11pm April 1 through November 30th for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall as permitted by the Mayor's Street Construction Permit Office (SAPO).

Formation: Central Park South (59th Street) between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
Route: 5th Avenue between 59th Street and 79th Street
Dispersal: 79th Street between 5th Avenue and 3rd Avenue; 69th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue; 69th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 4pm for the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY Parade as permitted by NYPD.

West 44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday 9am to 7:30pm for the Project Dance Times Square 2010 as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

West 45th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Midtown North Explores Club Times Square Spring Block Party as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

5th Avenue from 55th Street to 47th Street, 47th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue, and 6th Avenue from 47th Street to 53rd Street: These streets will be closed from 7:30am to 9:15am on Sunday for the NYPD Holy Name Society Parade.

Manhattan/Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge: One of three lanes eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed Saturday 6am to 2pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs.
Brooklyn
Union Street Bridge over Gowanus Canal: This bridge will be closed Saturday from 7am to 3pm to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge repair.
Bronx
Corlear Avenue between West 230th Street and West 231st Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
Queens
Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Wyckoff Avenue: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Ridgewood LDC-Myrtle Avenue Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Woodhaven Boulevard between 89th Avenue and Jamaica Avenue: The main roadway northbound will be closed Saturday 5am to 9pm and the main roadway southbound closed Sunday 5am to 9pm to facilitate NYCT crane work. Motorists will be routed onto service roadway.

Chicago Demolition Hold List Update

Here's a couple updates to this side Web site I've got called "Demolition Hold List, Chicago, IL". This site monitors this City of Chicago Web page and republishes info from there in a way that allows for tracking of possible demolition of historically significant buildings.

It's been a pretty quiet year, basically-- just three entries since January 1. They recently posted an updated to the controversial St. Boniface site at 1358 W. Chestnut / 921 N. Noble. Apparently they haven't found anything they can do with the building yet ("new application due to inactivity; application for this address previously released 9/2/09 and the City continues to work with the Archdiocese to find viable reuse options to preserve the building").

I also updated my little Update Scanner hoo-ha to let me know when the new page is updated. The city launched a new Web site and now publishes the current info over here.

Thanks very much to the cadre of people who comment and post updates on the Demolition Hold List site. Keep it coming!

ABOUT ME

Daniel X. O'Neil: Chicago-based writer and internet developer. I am a co-founder of and the People Person for EveryBlock, a site that pulls together local news and public information. I run dozens of personal projects and websites for clients, and also own half of a poetry book company.

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