What you need to know about getting around the city on New Year's Eve
Getting to and around midtown on New Year's Eve won't be easy, as traffic will be heavily disrupted and the crowds will be massive. But for those willing to make the trip, here are some things to know during your travels:
- The only way into Times Square will be by subway or walking, as the NYPD will shut off surrounding streets, preventing cars and buses from getting into the area.
- The 1, 2, 3, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, N, Q, R, W, V and S shuttle trains will all run into Times Square.
- After 7 p.m., the N and R train station at 49th Street and Seventh Avenue may be closed until after midnight.
- The MTA is planning to keep all other subway stations open, but some entrances and exits may be closed as crowd conditions require. Likewise, the NYPD can shut down any station if they deem it necessary.
- Those heading to Times Square are advised to avoid using the 42nd Street station because of big crowds.
- Street closures mean that bus routes in midtown will be severely modified or cripple, but all bus and subway service should be back to normal early Tuesday morning.
- Check mta.info for service changes to see if your route will be affected.