MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Drivers and pedestrians venturing through Manhattan Tuesday are warned that the city’s popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade could snarl their commute.
The parade, which winds up Fifth Avenue between 29th and 44th streets, is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. with street closures lasting until at least 5 p.m. The following streets are closed for parade prep and route, according to the New York Police Department:
- Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
- 44th Street and 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 46th Street and 47th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 44th Street
- Fifth Avenue between 29th Street and 44th Street
- Fifth Avenue between 86th Street and 79th Streets
- 80th Street through 85th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 63rd Street and 64th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
- Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street
Tuesday’s parade will be a historic one, with a gay group marching under its own banner for the first time in the event’s 253-year run. But one notable face won’t be there: Mayor Bill de Blasio will not march in the parade, despite a policy shift that allows a single LGBT group to participate.