By COLlive reporter
The annual Labor Day festivities, which were canceled and scaled back due to Covid, will return this year at its usual schedule. The West Indian American Day parade and series of events bring millions of visitors to the Crown Heights neighborhood.
It will take place in Crown Heights, with street closures beginning Sunday evening September 4, through Monday evening, September 5.
Anyone wishing to drive into Crown Heights streets, from Montgomery St. until President St., will need ID showing local address.
The NYPD will increase the police presence in the Crown Heights neighborhood for the next 6 days, in the lead up to and during the Labor Day events in the area.
Beginning on Thursday, Friday, and Shabbos, in the days leading up to the Labor Day weekend festivities, there will be an increased police presence in the area, Sergeant Mike Baratta of the NYPD 71st Precinct tells COLlive.com.
There will be massive police coverage in the area on Sunday and Monday, during the Labor Day annual celebration, he says.
On Sunday and Monday, there will be over 2,000 police officers deployed throughout the whole precinct and in the Crown Heights area, to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors in the neighborhood.
Expect heavy traffic delays from Sunday 10 pm to Monday 6 pm.
Sunday, September 4-Monday, September 5 from 11:30pm-11am
Flatbush Ave from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd
Empire Blvd from Flatbush Ave to Nostrand Ave
Nostrand Ave from Empire Blvd to Rutland Road
West Indian Day Parade
Monday, September 5 from 6am-6pm
Rockaway Parkway from Winthrop Street to Buffalo Ave
Buffalo Ave from East NY Ave to Lincoln Place
East NY Ave from East 94 Street to Ralph Ave
Portal Street from East NY Ave to Eastern Parkway
Rochester Ave from East NY Ave to Lincoln Place
Union Street from Ralph Ave to Portal Street
Eastern Parkway from Ralph Ave to Utica Ave
Beginning at 10:30am
No Southbound Traffic entering from Atlantic Ave onto Eastern Parkway
All Northbound Streets closed from Empire Blvd towards Eastern Parkway
Eastern Parkway closed to all traffic from Utica Ave to Grand Army Plaza
No Southbound Traffic on Flatbush Ave from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd
No Northbound Traffic on Flatbush Ave from Church Ave to Grand Army Plaza
No Southbound traffic on Ocean Avenue from Empire Blvd to Parkside Ave
No Northbound traffic on Ocean Ave from Parkside Ave to Empire Blvd
Crossing the street will be allowed at the following intersections:
Eastern Parkway & Schenectady Avenue
Eastern Parkway & Albany Avenue
Eastern Parkway & Brooklyn Avenue
Eastern Parkway & Nostrand Avenue
Eastern Parkway & Rogers Avenue
Eastern Parkway & Classon Avenue
Crossing Eastern Parkway via Subway Stations:
Utica Avenue Station
Kingston Avenue Station
Nostrand Avenue Station
Franklin Avenue Station
Brooklyn Museum Station