New York City Weekend Guide: Walk Around the City September 17-18

NEW YORK, NY – Whether you’re close to home or criss-crossing the five boroughs, subway rerouting, street closures and train delays are poised to disrupt New Yorkers’ weekend travel plans.

Patch is here to help.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know to make it through your weekend jaunts around town (relatively) unscathed.

All information provided courtesy of MTA and Department of Transportation.

Weekend subway changes

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

  • 1: Some escalators and a lift at the South Ferry Terminal will be out of service this weekend.
  • 2: From local to express, reduced service – trains run every 12 minutes
  • 3: Local for expression
  • 4: Local for expression
  • 5: Part suspended
  • 6: No service changes planned
  • 7: Board change
  • A: Partially suspended, local to express, trains rerouted – none bound for Queens A at Spring St., Canal St., Chambers St., Fulton St. and High St.
  • C: No overnight, local to express, trains rerouted – No Euclid Ave – train bound for 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 F to Coney Island at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Ave./63 St and 57 St, stations skipped.
  • M: No service changes
  • G: Partial suspension, 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 trains will run via R from Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center to Canal St., local to express
  • Q: Trains rerouted (check MTA link above for full list)
  • R: Local for expression
  • W: No weekend service
  • SIR: Change of board, special timetable – the line will run every 45 minutes between St. George and Tottenville.

Street closures

Manhattan

Steuben German-American 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 Parade (Saturday at an 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 Boulevard and Lenox Avenue
  • St. Nicholas Avenue between W 113th Street and W 114th Street

Route:

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

Dispersal:

  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard 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 Boulevard and Lenox Avenue
  • Frederick Douglass Boulevard 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. Boulevard. and W 115th Street

Mexico 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 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 closure of festival streets.


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