On Sunday bikers will occupy the city streets for the annual Five Boro Bike Tour. It is expected that about 32 thousand cyclists will participate. The event begins at 7.30 in the morning. The participants will bike through all five Boroughs of New York along the car free streets. If you ever wanted to see the city without cars, feel free to take part in this wonderful event.
This is a charitable event the goal of which is to collect finances for bike educational programs for adults and children.
The event will start in Lower Manhattan at Franklin Street and Church Street and will finish on Staten Island. The length of the route is about 40 miles.
Naturally, since the tour will go through five boroughs there will be a lot of streets closed. So make sure you are prepared and plan your route accordingly.
Here is a list of streets from all boroughs that will be closed this Sunday:
Bay Street between New York Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Hylan Boulevard between Bay Street and Edgewater Street
Edgewater Street/ Front Street btw Hylan Boulevard and Hannah Street
Hannah Street between Front Street and Bay Street
Bay Street between Hannah Street and Richmond Terrace
21st Street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North
Queens Plaza South between 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard / Alternate Route
Hoyt Avenue North between 21st Street and 19th Street
19th Street between Hoyt Avenue North and Ditmars Boulevard
Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard
Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South
Astoria Park South between Shore Boulevard and14th Street
14th Street between Astoria Park South and 31st Avenue
31st Avenue between 14th Street and Vernon Boulevard
Vernon Boulevard between 31st Avenue and 44th Drive
44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street
11th Street between 44th Drive and Pulaski Bridge
Pulaski Bridge (Brooklyn bound)
McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue
Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
Franklin Street between Java Street and Kent Avenue
Kent Avenue between Java Street and Williamsburg Street West
Williamsburg Street West between Kent Avenue and Flushing Avenue
Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Navy Street
North Elliot Place between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue
Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street
York Street between Navy Street and Gold Street
Gold Street between York Street and Front Street
Front Street between Gold Street and Old Fulton Street
Old Fulton between Furman Street and Prospect Street
Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
Tillary Street between Cadman Plaza West and Adams Street
Brooklyn Bridge Promenade between Tillary Street and Centre Street
Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
Joralemon Street between Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Columbia Street
Columbia Street btw Atlantic Avenue and BQE West Entrance Columbia Street
BQE/Gowanus Expressway btw BQE West Entrance Columbia St and Verrazano
Verrazano Bridge Lower Level (Staten Island-bound)
Peter Minuit Plaza between State Street and South Street
Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street
State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place
Greenwich Street between Battery Place and Morris Street
Trinity Place between Morris Street and Liberty Street
Church Street between Liberty Street and Canal Street
Chambers Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Worth Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Canal Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street
West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive
East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive
Center Drive between 5th Avenue and East Drive
East Drive between Center Drive and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between West 110th Street and West 135th Street
East/West 135th Street btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street
Madison Avenue Bridge (Bronx bound)
Harlem River Drive / FDR Drive (Southbound Lanes Only) btw 3rd Avenue Bridge
and East 116th Street
East 116th Street between FDR Drive and Pleasant Avenue
Pleasant Avenue between East 116th Street and East 114th Street
Harlem River Drive / FDR Drive (Southbound Lanes Only) btw 116th Street and 63rd
East 63rd Street between FDR Drive (Southbound Lanes Only) and
Queens Borough Bridge Exit
Queens Borough Bridge Exit between East 63rd Street and East 60th Street
Queens Borough Bridge Upper Level (Manhattan bound)
Battery Place between State Street and West Street
Washington Street between Battery Place and Morris Street
Morris Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
Rector Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
Cedar Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
Liberty Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
Dey Street between Broadway and Church Street
Vesey Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Barclay Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Warren Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Reade Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Duane Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Thomas Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Leonard Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Franklin Street between Broadway and West Broadway
White Street between Broadway and West Broadway
Walker Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
Lispenard Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
‘Sesame Street Live’ added to NYS Fair entertainment lineup
Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover and other “Sesame Street” characters will be part of a stage show at the upcoming New York State Fair.
There will be 10 performances of “Sesame Street Live: C is for Celebration” at the fair’s Empire Theater, according to a news release. The performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily from Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 26.
The cost to attend is $5 per person. Adults and children must have tickets to enter the theater. Tickets are available online at etix.com.
Any tickets not sold online will be available the day of the show at the Art & Home Center office.
“We are thrilled to have ‘Sesame Street’ with us as we kick off the 2018 fair,” said Troy Waffner, the fair’s acting director. “We know young people, as well as fans of the show who have grown up with it, will have a wonderful time with Grover, Abby and Rosita, and the show’s message of inclusion and diversity is our message, too.”
According to the show’s website, “Sesame Street Live: C is for Celebration!” runs for 45 minutes.
The fair opens Aug. 22. The event’s 13-day run concludes Monday, Sept. 3.
Coens, Cuaron, Jenkins heading to New York Film Festival
The 56th New York Film Festival will feature films from the Coen brothers, Barry Jenkins and 88-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Tuesday announced its main slate, including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters,” by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Most of the festival’s 30 selections will be making their United States premiere after debuting at either Cannes, Venice or Toronto.
Those include Jenkins’ “Moonlight” follow-up “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s Netflix feature “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and Wiseman’s American heartland portrait “Monrovia, Indiana.”
As previously announced, the festival will open with Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite.” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” is the centerpiece and closing night is Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate.”
The festival runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 14.
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Genesis will attempt to snare its share of the compact luxury sport sedan pie with the launch of the 2019 G70, which is expected to start at around $33,000. The G70 shares much of its hardware with the Kia Stinger, including the engines—a 2.0-liter turbo-four good for 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 that makes 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. Both engines will be available with all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, but unlike the Stinger, the G70 will have a manual transmission as an option. Although the manual is limited to rear-drive, four-cylinder-powered variants, its availability is still a pleasant surprise.
“The 2019 Genesis G70 is the car we’ve been asking for,” wrote senior editor Aaron Gold after getting behind the wheel of a U.S.-spec G70 in Maine. “It’s luxurious, affordable, reasonably practical, great to drive, aggressively priced—and you can get it with a manual trans. Every time I review a car, I ask myself if I would spend my own money to buy one. In the case of the Genesis G70, the answer is an unqualified yes.”
Next up for Genesis is a production version of the GV80 concept, which made its debut at the 2017 New York auto show. It will give Genesis an all-important crossover that will serve as a showcase of the marque’s upscale direction and advanced powertrain capability. Expect it to arrive sometime in 2019 as a 2020 model.
On sale: August-September 2018
Base price: $35,000 (est)
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