By Brooklyn Reader

September 23, 2015, 9:28 am

 

PopeFrancisFrom September 24, through September 26, 2015, Pope Francis will be visiting New York City.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated this event as a National Security Special Event which will require added security measures.

New Yorkers can also anticipate traffic disruptions and various street closures.

The use of public transportation is highly encouraged during this period.

When an event is designated as an NSSE, the U.S. Secret Service assumes its role as the lead federal agency for the design and implementation of the operational security plan. The New York City Police Department, New York City Emergency Management, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as a number of other local, state and federal agencies, will play a critical operational role in securing these events.

Thursday, September 24, 2015: Papal Motorcade – 5th Avenue Viewing Entry Points:

Viewing the Papal Motorcade on 5th Avenue requires tickets. Guests should refer to their tickets for the opening times at the security screening entry points. Security entry point locations:

 54th Street: West side entering from 6th Avenue and East side entering from Madison Avenue

 52nd Street: West side entering from 6th Avenue and East side entering from Madison Avenue (ADA specific lane on East and West side.)

 50th Street: West side entering from 6th Avenue only.

 49th Street: West side entering from 6th Avenue and East side entering from Madison Avenue (ADA specific lane on West Side.)

Friday, September 25, 2015: Papal Motorcade – Central Park Viewing Entry Points: Viewing the Papal Motorcade in Central Park requires tickets. Guests should refer to their tickets for the opening times at the security screening entry points. Security entry point locations:

 72nd Street at Columbus Avenue moving toward Central Park West

 69th Street at Columbus Avenue moving toward Central Park West

 66th Street at Columbus Avenue moving toward Central Park West (ADA use only)

 61st, 62nd and 63rd Streets from Broadway moving toward Central Park West Air Security: An interagency airspace security plan will be implemented to provide secure airspace over the New York City metropolitan area.

Water Security: There will be an enhanced security presence on the waterways around New York, N.Y. Inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Coast Guard at 718-354-4353.

Social Media: Information will be available prior to and during the Papal Visit on social media sites such as Twitter. Some of the Twitter sites being used to communicate information from the public safety and security partners include:

NYPD – @NYPDnews

FEMA – @femaregion2

NYCEM – @NotifyNYC

FDNY – @FDNY

FAA – #NoDroneZone

FBI New York – @NewYork

FBI City of New York – @nycgov

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