Transit Sam, week of July 23, 2015

Thurs., July 23 – Wed., July 29


Another full closure for Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge ahead! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will completely close midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The rest of the week’s closures are 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights. All this means more traffic on Canal St. and West St. during the closures due to diversions to the Manhattan Bridge and Battery Tunnel.

In the Lincoln Tunnel, one tube will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday morning. In the remaining open tube, traffic will be maintained in both directions. This slowdown will send Manhattan-bound traffic down to the Holland Tunnel.

In the Holland Tunnel, one New York-bound lane and one New Jersey-bound lane will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, slowing inbound traffic. Expect delays into Canal St.

On West St./Route 9A, one southbound lane will be closed from Vesey to West Thames Sts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The Stone St. pedestrian mall will close Stone St. between Broad St. and Hanover Sq., and Mill Lane between South William and Stone Sts. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day this week.

A labor march will close Barclay St. between Church and West Sts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

From the mailbag:

Dear Transit Sam,

My wife and I are retiring soon and contemplating to split our residence stay between Miami in the winter and spring and New York City in the summer and fall, about six months in each location. Currently, I possess a New York State driver’s license and registration. If I change them to the state of Florida, would I need to do something documentation-wise when coming for six months stay to New York and driving?

Arkadiy, Manhattan


Dear Arkadiy,

If you have a Florida license you can still drive in New York State with no trouble, as long as your permanent residence is in Florida too.

Transit Sam

Confused about ever-changing traffic and parking regulations? Need driving tips or help navigating around Lower Manhattan? You can always e-mail me at transitsam@downtownexpress.com or write to Transit Sam, 322 Eighth Ave. Fifth Floor New York, NY 10001. And of course, be sure to follow me on Twitter.