Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

Weekend Traffic Advisory: Brooklyn Street Closures and Delays, May 17 - 18

(l to r) Lag B'Omer and The Brooklyn Half Marathon There will be two events in Crown Heights area on May 17 and May 18, 2014. Please read the following advisories.
(l to r) Lag B'Omer and The Brooklyn Half Marathon
(l to r) Lag B'Omer and The Brooklyn Half Marathon

There will be two events in Crown Heights area on May 17 and May 18, 2014.

Please read the following advisories.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014 the Annual Brooklyn 1/2 Marathon will affect traffic in the following areas and times:

No Parking on the following blocks (from May 16, 9:30pm until May 17, 12:00pm)

Ocean Avenue: Empire to Parkside

Parkside: Ocean to Coney Island Ave.

Flatbush: Gap to Empire

Heavy Traffic delays and street closures (from May 16, 9:30pm until May 17, 12:00pm):

Eastern Parkway

Ocean Avenue

Parkside Avenue

On Sunday, May 18, the Lubavitch Community will be celebrating

. This holiday is a joyful occasion and when it falls on a Sunday it becomes a special celebration with a large parade on Eastern Parkway.

To allow for the Lag Bomer street parade and festival there will be no parking on the following streets from midnight, Sunday May 18, until the times posted:

  • Kingston Winthrop to Rutland till 8AM
  • Kingston Empire to Eastern till 6PM
  • Albany    Eastern to President till 3PM
  • Eastern Parkway Albany to Brooklyn both service lanes  3 till 3PM
  • President  Kingston to Brooklyn to 3PM

Street Fair

  • East New York Albany to Brooklyn till 9PM
  • Kingston Lefferts to Maple till 9PM

Traffic Delays (6Am to 3PM) 

  • Eastern Parkway
  • Empire Blvd
  • Nostrand Ave
  • New York Ave
  • Troy Ave

Anyone with questions or requiring special arrangements (within reason), please call the 71 Precinct Community Affairs Office

at 718-735-0527 or email


A note about commenting:

If you had a commenting account prior to Feb. 14, 2023, you will need to register for a new account before commenting. Click here or start to leave a comment to start the registration process.