With the West Indian-American Day Celebration set for this Monday, the MTA has sent out a service alert press release:
The West Indian-America Day Carnival will be held on Monday, September 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Staging for the parade will take place on Eastern Parkway at Buffalo Avenue. The parade route will be along Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza and south on Flatbush Avenue ending at Empire Boulevard. The reviewing stand will be in front of the Brooklyn Museum.
The 4 train will operate on the local track making all local stops in Brooklyn. In order to avoid crowding at the Franklin Avenue-Botanic Garden (2, 3, 4, S) station, customers should consider using the following stations: Prospect Park (Q, S), Grand Army Plaza (2, 3, 4), Nostrand Avenue (3.4), Kingston Avenue (3, 4) and Utica Avenue (3, 4). Please note that the Eastern Parkway (2, 3, 4) station will be closed between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday.
Also, due to crowding at the Utica Avenue station (3, 4), NYC Transit personnel along with NYPD officers will direct customers to exit at the Schenectady Avenue end of the station. This will allow for the use of the Utica Avenue end as “entrance only.”
The J’ouvert Parade will be on Monday, September 5 from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is the pre-parade before the West Indian-American Day Parade. The parade route is south on Flatbush Avenue from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard, east on Empire Boulevard to Nostrand Avenue, and south on Nostrand Avenue to Linden Boulevard. In order to alleviate crowding in the street around the Church Avenue 2 station, trains will skip Church Avenue from 10 p.m. Sunday, September 4 through 4 a.m. Monday, September 5.
The bus routes serving Crown Heights that will be affected by the festivities are the B14, B17, B41, B43, B44, B45, B46 and B49.
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