Gridlock Alert Days are the busiest traffic days of the year in Midtown, Midtown East and Downtown. The first of the 2021 season are this week, to coincide with the UN General Assembly, followed by additional days around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Please walk, bike or take public transportation whenever possible on Gridlock Alert Days, whether you are traveling for work, going to a restaurant or to one of the Broadway shows open again, attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, doing your holiday shopping or seeing the holiday windows and the Rockefeller Center Tree, please walk.
Gridlock Alert Days are designated by the NYC Dept. of Transportation.
This week, many streets around the UN will be closed to make it easier for foreign dignitaries to get around. President Biden also is scheduled to attend one of the sessions.
Gridlock Alert Days in September
Monday, September 20, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
Visit NYPD Newsroom for specific streets and avenues being closed, and the dates and times.
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Gridlock Alert Days in November
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Gridlock Alert Days in December
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Friday, December 3, 2021
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
For street closures, visit NYPD Newsroom.
Visit nyc.gov/gridlockalert to learn more.