Transit Sam Week of March 3, 2016

Dates: Thursday, March 3 – Wednesday, March 9


Alternate side parking rules are suspended Friday, March 4, for snow removal.

 Armory Arts Week starts Thursday bringing art, buyers and traffic when shows run in Soho and on the lower East Side. The Art on Paper fair on South and Montgomery Sts., and Salon Zürcher on Bleecker between Lafayette St. and Bowery run all day Thursday through Sunday. In Lower Manhattan, the Volta fair on Mercer St. between Spring and Broome Sts., and the Spring/Break art fair on Mott and Prince Sts. run all day Thursday through Sunday. Expect SOHO to be NOGO by car.

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. each weekday night. 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 North and South tubes will fully close in both directions from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. each week day night. For the North tube detour, exit onto South St., continue on to Whitehall St., turn left onto State St., and then turn left onto Battery Pl. to West St. Saturday morning the south tube will close 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Use the South tube detour during that time.

In the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, one tube will close Monday through Friday nights 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. One tube will also close 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. During the closure, two lanes of traffic will remain in the open tube.

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From the mailbag:

Dear Transit Sam,

I just got my new registration sticker from the DMV for my windshield and I was wondering, am I allowed to put the registration sticker below the inspection sticker? I’d like to keep it as out of view as possible while I’m driving to minimize distractions.

Saul, Manhattan

Dear Saul,

Assuming you are in the driver’s seat while applying the sticker, you must place the registration sticker to the right of the inspection sticker, according to Title 15, Section 17.4 (d) of the Codes, Rules, and Regulations of New York. You might have a personal preference, but this is the law. Plenty of Transit Sam readers in the past have received tickets for “misplaced registration sticker.” Put the sticker to the right and it’s an easy headache to avoid!

Transit Sam