Transit Sam: Week of Apr. 21, 2016

Thurs., Apr. 21 – Wed., Apr. 27


Transit Sam supports car-free day on Friday in honor of Earth Day and you should too!  Please avoid driving anywhere in the city all day Friday. Lower Manhattanites can also enjoy the streets surrounding Washington Square Park being closed to car traffic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that pedestrians and cyclists can roam the streets freely.

Warmer weather means street festivals, races, and plenty of slowdowns for Lower Manhattan. For updates as the week progresses, be sure to follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam and check GridlockSam.com

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on Thursday  from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. will close Old Slip, Wall St., Maiden Ln., and Fulton St. between Water and Front Sts., and Water and Front Sts. between Fulton St. and Old Slip.

Slow-going Thursday and Friday nights getting back to Lower Manhattan! One New York-bound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. During the same time, the New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will also close. Watch for major slowdowns into Lower Manhattan and on Canal St.

In the Battery Park Underpass there will be a full closure of the south tube from the FDR to West St. 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights, and 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. During that time, use the detour by going south on West St., left onto Battery Pl., continuing onto State St., and going one block north on Water St., then right onto Broad St.

The Tribeca Film and Family Festival will close a number of streets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, including Greenwich St. between Chambers and Hubert Sts., Beach St., Franklin St., Jay St., Duane St., and Reade St. between Greenwich and Hudson Sts., and N Moore St. and Harrison St. between West and Hudson Sts.

The Tribeca Film Festival wraps up on Sunday. Watch out for extra traffic at the Tribeca Film Center on the east side of Greenwich St. between Franklin and N Moore Sts., at Tribeca Cinemas on Varick St. at Laight St., and BMCC Tribeca PAC on Chambers St. between Greenwich and West Sts.

The 9/11 Memorial 5K Run, Walk, and Block Party on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. will close Battery Pl. between Little West and Greenwich Sts., Greenwich St. between Edgar and Rector Sts., Trinity Pl. between Morris and Edgar Sts., and Edgar St. between Trinity Pl. and Greenwich St. for the run, and Liberty St. between Greenwich St. and Trinity Pl. for the block party.