When is Central Park closed to cars?

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Anonymous's picture

What hours are automobiles prohibited in Central Park during week days? Mind you, the parks people tend to assume that no one is around during those hours, so be careful passing ANY maintenance truck at those times.

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Michael (not verified)

"I think we go back to ""no cars"" 10 AM to 3PM after X-Mas or New Years"

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Andy C. (not verified)

What about at night? is it still car-free after 7 o'clock?

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don montalvo (not verified)


The Central Park drives will remain open on weekdays beginning Monday, November 24, through December 31. The NYC Department of Transportation has implemented this policy to alleviate traffic congestion on the streets surrounding Central Park during the holiday season.

The drives will be closed to automobile traffic at 7:00 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, and reopen the day after these holidays at 6:00 a.m. The drives will also be closed on weekends, closing Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and reopening Mondays at 6:00 a.m."

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JP (not verified)
Prospect Park in Brooklyn

That's right for CP. Now for PP:

November 24, 2003 - January 16, 2004
The Park Drive is CLOSED to vehicles on weekends (Friday, 7 p.m. to Monday, 7 a.m.)
and holidays (Evening before holiday, 7 p.m. to morning after holiday, 7 a.m.).

The Park Drive is closed year-round:
· 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday and on Holidays.
The Park Drive is open to vehicles:
· Third Monday in January to Monday before Thanksgiving
..7 - 9 a.m. & 5 - 7 p.m. Weekdays only.
· Monday before Thanksgiving to third Monday in January
..7 a.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Friday.

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