Make an informed decision about NYC transit on New Year’s Eve

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You don't want the celebration to end due to the challenges of getting around on New Year's Eve in New York City.

Public transportation is encouraged and extra trains will be added across the MTA's New York City Transit System.

Street closures begin Wednesday morning along 7th Avenue and Broadway in Times Square with the area closed to traffic beginning at 3 p.m. as crowds begin to arrive.

NYC Taxis will be available on the street and charging the regular rate.

A representative for some Livery Drivers recommends people use their local neighborhood car services. The city provides a way to locate for-hire-vehicles here.

Uber and Lyft, which are smart-phone app based car services, are anticipating many requests for rides at certain times during the evening in and around the New York City region. Their pricing is based on the number of requests and the available drivers in a particular area.

Crosstown traffic will be blocked from 37th Street to 59th Street between 8th and 6th Avenues. 5th Avenue at 42nd Street is also a busy area.

  • At approximately 4 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed:
    Seventh Avenue, from 43rd to 48th Streets;
    Broadway, from 47th to 48th Streets;
    46rd and 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic:
    Seventh Avenue, from 41st to 59th Streets;
    Broadway, from 47th to 59th Streets;
    43rd to 47th Streets, from Sixth to Eighth Avenue
  • Beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st, 42nd Street from 6th to Eight Avenue will be closed to traffic
  • After 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st, the remainder of the traffic closures will be instituted as crowd conditions warrant:
    All cross-town streets from 37th to 41st Streets - Sixth to Eighth Avenues;
    All cross-town streets from 49th to 59th Streets - Sixth to Eighth Avenues;
    48th Street, from Fifth to Ninth Avenues
  • Cross-town access for emergency vehicles will be available on 42nd, 48th, and 59th Streets