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18 Sep 2019 | 01:08 PM UTC

US: Increased security measures for UN general Assembly September 17-24

United States of America News Alert

NYPD implements heightened security measures for UN General Assembly September 17-24; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/25/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION New York


The New York Police Department has implemented heightened security measures surrounding the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan for the General Assembly meeting taking place between Tuesday, September 17, and Tuesday, September 24. Several roads in the surrounding area will also be affected including road closures at 6th Avenue between 50th Street and 59th Street, 5th Avenue between 56th Street and 63rd Street, Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 58th Street, 59th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue, and a large section of the FDR Drive, among many others. For a full list of street closures please consult this website

A climate strike on Friday, September 20, and other protests are expected in the vicinity of the UN headquarters.

Associated transportation disruptions are to be expected during the meeting period.  


Individuals in New York are advised to monitor developments, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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