NYC Announces A New Street Closures Map

0 comments Article, Jan 10, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced NYC Street Closures on Tuesday, which pulls together permit information and allows users to search by date and location which streets are closed for planned construction, special events, street fairs, parades and other traffic tie-ups.  Each of these events receives a permit by one or more City agencies, in coordination with the local community boards, the Police Department, and Business Improvement Districts.  Through NYC Street Closures, information about these events will now be available to the public in one place and represented on a searchable map.

Clicking on any highlighted section will open a small window on the map providing the user with details about the closure.  Users can toggle between Agency permits and sort by street, cross streets, borough, purpose, duration for which the street is closed, and contact information of the permitted parties.

“This tool will offer relief for New Yorkers by showing exactly which streets are closed on any given date, at any time,” Quinn said in a statement.  Officials said film shoots, park events and parking regulations will be added to the map later this year.

NYC Street Closures was created by the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), the Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with City Council Consumer Affairs Committee Chair Daniel Garodnick.  NYC Street Closures leverages the innovative NYCityMap platform common across many City mapping applications.

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