United Nations General Assembly traffic & transportation advisories (September 17 - 27)

Friday, September 16, 2022

Source: NYPD 17th Precinct Community Council  


Sunday evening, September 18 through Saturday, September 24

  • Upper level of 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street (Vehicular and bicycle traffic will travel through the 1st Avenue tunnel)
  • Side streets from 42nd Street to 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues

*46th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic as of Friday evening, September 16. Pedestrians will have access to that block through Sunday. 

PEDESTRIAN CHECKPOINTS (approx. 7am - 9pm)

  • 2nd Avenue: 42nd, 44th, 45th, and 46th Streets
  • 1st Avenue: 42nd, 46th, and 49th Streets


Frozen Zones occur at times when dignitaries are driving in the vicinity, stopping all vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. These freezes could last up to 30 or 45 minutes. These disruptions are most likely to occur Tuesday through Thursday. 


Bike lanes will be maintained along 1st and 2nd Avenues. A special lane will travel through the tunnel on 1st Avenue.

Citi Bike stations will be closed in the Secure Zone from 42nd Street to 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. 


Outdoor dining will be closed along 2nd Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th Street, in addition to on select side streets between 1st and 2nd Avenues. 

SANITATION COLLECTION (see also the attached flyer)

Sanitation collection will occur overnight. Residents and businesses from 42nd Street to 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues should put their garbage on the curb after 9:00 p.m. Residents may hear some extra noise overnight. 


Bus service will be operational but subject to extensive delays on all routes traveling through Midtown. Subway service will not be affected. We recommend traveling by subway to avoid the disruptions aboveground. (Note: Frozen Zones may temporarily limit access to some entrances of the 51 Street 6 Station and the Lexington Avenue-53 Street E/M Station)

M15/M15-SBS service will travel via the 1st Avenue tunnel and will bypass the stops near the UN.

M42 and M50 crosstown service will experience disruptions on the East Side. 


Ferry service in portions of the East River will be subject to various delays and suspensions during the UN General Assembly. Your carrier will provide additional details. 


No deliveries from 42nd Street to 47th Street, between 1st and 2 Avenues. Food deliveries can be made along 2nd Avenue. For any larger deliveries, such as furniture, you’ll need to call the 17th Precinct community line at (212) 826-3224.

Video Link: facebook.com/17thprecinctcc/videos/593495515809248 


17th Precinct Community Notice - UN General Assembly
Department of Sanitation notice


NYPD 17th Precinct Community Council