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West Indian Day Parade traffic guide: Crown Heights street closures and times

More than 1 million people are expected to attend the parade.

The West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights

The West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights will shut down dozens of streets on Monday. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

More than 1 million people are expected to head to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Labor Day for the annual West Indian American Day Parade.

The parade celebrates Caribbean culture and features elaborate costumes and music.

With high attendance anticipated, the parade will also mean headaches for motorists in the area. But you can get ahead of the traffic now, with this list of street closures.

The following streets will be closed Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the West Indian American Day Parade and Festival, according to the city Department of Transportation.

  • St. John's Place between Kingston and Franklin avenues
  • Franklin Avenue between St. John's Place and President Street
  • President Street between Franklin and Washington avenues
  • Washington Avenue between President Street and Lincoln Place
  • Classon Avenue between President Street and Eastern Parkway
  • Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • Rochester Avenue between East New York Avenue and Sterling Place
  • Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • East New York Avenue between Howard and Utica avenues
  • Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
  • Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
  • Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
  • St. Johns Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
  • Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush and Nostrand avenues
  • Nostrand Avenue between Empire and Linden boulevards
  • Lincoln Place between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue

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