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Five Boro Bike Tour to close streets throughout Queens on Sunday

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The Five Boro Bike Tour, America’s largest cycling event, will pedal through each borough this Sunday.

“The Five Boro Bike Tour and Bike Month activities are the perfect way to explore the city by bike,” said Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. “Our growing bike network makes getting around easy, safe and fun.”

The 40 mile tour kicks off just north of Battery Park at 7: 45 a.m., passing through the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, before stopping in Staten Island for a festival. The 32,000 cyclists finish up with a trip back to Manhattan on the Staten Island Ferry.

There will be rolling street, bridge and highway closures on Sunday as a result of the tour beginning at 6:30 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m.

In Queens, there will be the following closures:

From 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• 21st Street from Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Hoyt Avenue from 21st to 19th streets (Astoria Park)

• Shore Boulevard from Astoria Park South to Ditmars Boulevard

• Astoria Park South from Shore Boulevard to 14th Street

• 14th Street from Astoria Park South to 31st Avenue

• 31st Avenue from 14th Street to Vernon Boulevard

• Queens Plaza South from 34th Street to Vernon Boulevard

• Vernon Boulevard from 31st Avenue to 44th Drive

• 44th Drive from Vernon Boulevard to 11th Street

• 11th Street from 44th Drive to the Pulaski Bridge

From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Astoria Park

From 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Pulaski Bridge

For the tour’s exact route visit bikenewyork.org.


Weekend Street Closures in Queens

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Weekend Street Closures

During this year’s Middle Village Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, November 6 the following streets will be closed: 80th Street between Juniper Valley Road and Metropolitan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue between 80th Street and 65th Lane.

The 2011 ING NYC Marathon will also close multiple streets in Queens.  the closures include:


  • Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)
  • 48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard
  • Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street
  • 10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive
  • 44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street
  • Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street
  • Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South
  • Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
  • 23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North
  • Queensboro Bridge (East-bound)

There will also be rolling street closures during the Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. from the Forest Park parking lot to Woodhaven Boulevard; north on Woodhaven Boulevard to Union Turnpike; east on Union Turnpike to Winchester Boulevard; south on Winchester Boulevard to the Creedmoor parking lot.