National Puerto Rican Day Parade street closures

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NEW YORK — The 59th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade starts Sunday at 11 a.m. and will create a handful of street closures in Midtown.

The parade is one of the largest cultural parades in the nation, and honors the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico along with 5 million Puerto Ricans living in the U.S., according to the NPRDP website.

The parade aims to highlight and celebrate Puerto Rican heritage in the U.S.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and actress Rosario Dawson will be honored at this year’s parade.

As throngs of parade-goers line Fifth Avenue, here’s a list of the streets that will be closed as well as dispersal routes to be used after the parade.

If you’re traveling by Subway, the 77th Street station will be exit only from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Be sure to use the 68th or 86th streets stations instead.

The parade runs from 43rd Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue.

These streets will be closed on Sunday from the parade start time at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

• 44th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
• 45th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
• 46th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
• 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
• 48th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

Dispersal:
• 5th Avenue between 79th Street and 86th Street
• 79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
• 80th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
• 81st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
• 82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
• 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue