NYC traffic: UN General Assembly road closures to know

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NEW YORK — New York City drivers, brace yourselves: the UN General Assembly traffic is coming.

The annual meeting of world leaders and dignitaries, set to begin Sunday, is expected to snarl traffic in midtown and on Manhattan’s east side this week.

According to the Department of Transportation, the following streets will be temporarily closed at the discretion of the NYPD and Homeland Security from Sunday through Sept. 30.

  • FDR Drive between Whitehall and 42nd streets
  • Area bounded by 60th Street on the north, 34th Street on the south, First Avenue on the east and Third Avenue on the west
  • Area bounded by 54th Street on the north, 48th Street on the south, First Avenue on the east and Madison Avenue on the west
  • Sixth Avenue between West 50th and West 59th streets
  • Fifth Avenue between East 55th and East 63rd streets
  • Grand Army Plaza between 58th and 60th streets
  • Grand Army Plaza between East Drive and Fifth Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between East 42nd and East 58th streets
  • Park Avenue between East 61st and East 62nd streets
  • Lexington Avenue between East 57th and East 42nd streets
  • FDR Drive Service Road between 48th and 49th streets
  • East 63rd Street between Fifth and Madison avenues
  • East 62nd Street between Fifth and Madison avenues
  • East 61st Street between Fifth and Lexington avenues
  • West 59th Street between Seventh and Fifth avenues
  • 58th Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue
  • 57th Street between Seventh Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 56th Street between Sixth and Madison avenues
  • 55th Street between Seventh and Madison avenues
  • 54th Street between Seventh and Madison avenues
  • 53rd Street between Seventh Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 52nd Street between Seventh and Madison avenues
  • 51st Street between Seventh and First avenues
  • 50th Street between Seventh Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between First Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
  • East 48th Street between First Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
  • East 47th Street between Third and Park avenues
  • 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street between Seventh Avenue and FDR Drive

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