NYC Weekend Travel Guide: Get Around The City Sept. 17-18


NEW YORK, NY — Whether staying close to home or hopping around the five boroughs — rerouted subways, street closures and train delays are ready to disrupt New Yorkers weekend travel plans.

Patch is here to help.

We’ve put together everything you need to know to get to your weekend excursions around the city (relatively) unscathed.

All information courtesy of the MTA and Department of Transportation.

Weekend Subway Changes

Here’s the basic rundown of what to expect, but for details on changes to your subway line, check out MTA’s service tracker.

  • 1: Some escalators and an elevator at the South Ferry station will be out of service this weekend.
  • 2: Local to express, reduced service – trains running every 12 minutes
  • 3: Local to express
  • 4: Local to express
  • 5: Part suspended
  • 6: No planned service changes
  • 7: Boarding change
  • A: Part suspended, local to express, trains rerouted – no Queens-bound A at Spring St., Canal St., Chambers St., Fulton St., and High St.
  • C: No overnight service, local to express, trains rerouted – No Euclid Ave – bound train at Spring St., Canal St., Chambers St., Fulton St., and High St.
  • E: Local to express
  • B: No weekend service
  • D: Express to local
  • F: Trains rerouted – no Coney Island-bound F at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Ave./63 St and 57 St, Stations skipped.
  • M: No service changes
  • G: Part suspended, no train between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Ave.
  • J: Part suspended – no train at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave-JFK Airport and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
  • Z: No weekend service
  • L: No service changes
  • N: Trains rerouted – Astoria-bound trains will run via the R from Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center To Canal St., Local to express
  • Q: Trains rerouted (check MTA link above for full list)
  • R: Local to express
  • W: No weekend service
  • SIR: Boarding change, special schedule – line will run every 45 minutes between St. George and Tottenville.

Street Closures

Manhattan

German-American Steuben Parade (Saturday at unspecified time)

Formation:

  • 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 87th Street
  • 86th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 87th Street and 88th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Miscellaneous:

  • 77th Street and 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between 96th Street and 87th Street

53rd Annual African-American Day Parade (Saturday at unspecified time)

Formation:

  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 110th Street and W 114th Street
  • W 110th Street – W 115th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Lenox Avenue
  • St. Nicholas Avenue between W 113th Street and W 114th Street

Route:

  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 114th Street and W 136th Street

Dispersal:

  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 136th Street and W 141st Street
  • W 135th Street – W 137th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and Lenox Avenue
  • Lenox Avenue between W 136th Street and W 139th Street

Miscellaneous:

  • W 125th Street and W 126th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Lenox Avenue
  • Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 127th Street and W 128th Street
  • Lenox Avenue between W 132nd Street and W 133rd Street
  • Lenox Avenue between W 136th Street and W 140th Street
  • St. Nicholas Avenue between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and W 115th Street

Mexican Day Parade (Sunday at unspecified time)

Formation:

  • 37th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South

Route:

  • Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street

Dispersal:

  • 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South

Brooklyn

Mexican Independence Parade (Sunday at unspecified time)

Formation:

  • 38th Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue

Route:

  • 5th Avenue between 38th Street and 59th Street

Dispersal:

  • 5th Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street

Annual Autumn Moon Festival Parade (Sunday at unspecified time)

Formation:

  • 8th Avenue between 64th Street and 63rd Street

Route:

  • 8th Avenue between 64th Street and 50th Street

Dispersal:

  • 8th Avenue between 50th Street and 49th Street

Queens

No festival street closures.


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