Transit Sam: Week of Sept. 29, 2016

Dates: Thursday, Sept. 29 – Wednesday, Oct. 5


Shanah Tovah, New York! Fall is upon us, which means some of the city’s favorite events are just around the corner. Jewish holidays will usher in the New Year for those of you who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, while the final weekend of Oktoberfest will signal the true end of summer.

Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday night and ends Tuesday night.  That means alternate-side parking is suspended Monday and Tuesday. Public schools are closed, but some private schools will be open, so before you park by a school make sure it’s not in session. Traffic will be lighter than usual on both days.

On Saturday, NCAA takes over MetLife Stadium with a Notre Dame and Syracuse face-off at noon. This often draws over 50,000 fans with Orange fans filling the seats.

On Sunday, the Jets battle the Seahawks at the Meadowlands at 1 p.m., causing delays at the Lincoln Tunnel, and likely some spillover into the Holland.  The return to the city will be at about 5 p.m. just as thousands are heading to Rosh Hashanah dinners.

Beer enthusiasts continue to celebrate the Munich-based annual Oktoberfest in its final weekend. Noon to midnight on Saturday at the South Street Seaport, New Yorkers will make their final toast and say “auf Wiedersehen” to summer until next year.

On Sunday, the Deepavali Festival takes over Lower Manhattan from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area bounded by Fulton St. and Maiden Lane, and Water and Front Sts. near the East River.

The Seafarers International House Gustavus Adulphus Lutheran Church Fair takes over Third Ave. from 14th to 23rd Sts. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Stone Street Pedestrian Mall will continue to close streets from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays in Lower Manhattan.

Subway riders should keep in mind that A trains will run along the F line in both directions between West 4th St. and Jay St.-MetroTech. Uptown A trains will also skip Spring, 23rd, and 50th Sts. Other than that, subway travel should be smooth sailing for Lower Manhattanites.

Make note also that closures continue in the Hugh Carey Tunnel between The Battery and Brooklyn, closing one tube nightly from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends, one tube will close Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday. At all times, there will be one lane open at least.

Early Friday morning, the Battery Park Underpass will be fully closed from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.