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Office open as usual – Please plan ahead for subway and road closures

The office at 49 West 24th is secure, and appointments will be held as usual on Monday September 19th. As emergency operations continue following the explosion that occurred Saturday evening on West 23rd Street, vehicle, subway, and pedestrian traffic is restricted along 23rd Street and nearby portions of Sixth Avenue. Some trains are bypassing the 23rd and 28th St Stations.

I would suggest taking the N/R train, which is stopping as usual at 23rd Street. There are no pedestrian restrictions to 24th Street via Fifth Avenue/Broadway near Madison Square Park.

These are the latest updates from the city:

9/19/2016 8:55:43 PM
Notify NYC – Road Closure – Reopened
Notification issued 9/19/16 at 8:54 PM. Following earlier police activity in Chelsea (MN), West 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues has been reopened to vehicular. The north side of West 23rd Street remains closed to pedestrian traffic. The MTA M23 bus line has resumed its normal route.

9/19/2016 2:00:11 AM
Notify NYC – Update: Chelsea Explosion
Notification issued 9/19/16 at 2:00 AM. Below is a traffic and transit update regarding the explosion that occurred in Chelsea on Saturday night: -1 Train service has resumed making normal stops at 23rd Street and 28th Street in Manhattan -E and F Trains have resumed making normal stops at 23rd Street in Manhattan -Northbound traffic on 6th Avenue has reopened at 14th Street -Southbound traffic on 7th Avenue has reopened at 34th Street -All crosstown traffic (eastbound and westbound) has reopened from West 14th Street to West 23rd Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue -West 23rd Street remains closed between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue For additional information, please visit: http://www.mta.info

9/18/2016 8:53:23 PM
Notify NYC – Update: Chelsea Explosion
Notification issued 9/18/16 at 8:50 PM. Following the transit disruption as a result of the Chelsea explosion, 1 Train service has resumed making normal stops at 23rd Street and 28th Street in Manhattan. Customers should utilize the entrance at the southeast corner of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue as the entrance on the northeast corner remains closed. All other previously reported road closures and transit disruptions remain in effect. For updates, visit http://www.mta.info.

9/18/2016 5:09:29 PM
Notify NYC – Update: Chelsea Explosion
Notification issued 9/18/16 at 5:06 PM. Update: Due to ongoing emergency operations as a result of last night’s explosion in the neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, the following traffic restrictions and transit disruptions remain in place: – West 23rd Street remains closed between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 6th Avenue remains closed between West 14th Street and West 25th Street – NYCT E, F, and 1 Trains are bypassing 23rd Street and 28th Street stations in both directions – MTA M5, M7 Northbound, M23, and X10, X17, X27, X28, and X1 Manhattan-bound buses are detoured around the area Please visit http://www.mta.info for updates.

9/18/2016 11:49:45 AM
Notify NYC – Update: Chelsea Explosion
Notification issued 9/18/16 at 11:48 AM. Update: Due to ongoing emergency operations as a result of last night’s explosion in the neighborhood of Chelsea in MN, the following traffic restrictions transit disruptions remain in place: – West 23rd St is closed in both directions btw 5th 7th Aves – Northbound traffic is restricted on 6th Ave at 14th St – Southbound traffic is restricted on 7th Ave at 34th St – All cross-town (eastbound/westbound) traffic is restricted from W 14th St to W 32nd St btw 5th Ave 8th Ave – NYCT E, F, 1, and 2 Trains are bypassing 23rd St 28th St stations in both directions – MTA M5, M7 Northbound, M23, X10, X17, X27, X28, and X1 MN-bound buses are detoured around the area Visit http://www.mta.info for updates. Residents are being allowed access to the area with a police escort only. If you require access to the affected areas, please bring identification for proof of residence or ownership. Expect intermittent closures allow additional travel time.

Please check for updates: nycnotify.nyc.gov

updated 12:49 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016