New Yorkers have already been warned to expect more gridlock alert days than usual now that the UN General Assembly is underway. But the annual United Nations summit is also affecting service on NYC buses and the NYC Ferry as well.
The NYC Ferry’s 34th Street landing, which is a primary stop for those routes and a transfer hub to other NYC Ferry routes, is just blocks from the UN headquarters, which stretches along First Avenue from East 42nd Street to East 48th Street.
Passengers will face “potential delays and/or cancellations on the Astoria, Soundview, East River and the Lower East Side NYC Ferry routes from Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Oct. 5,” the service said, adding that riders will be updated via the app or ferry.nyc.
The 73rd UN General Assembly continues through Monday, Oct. 1. All 193 United Nation member states are in attendance of the summit, which “is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN,” its website states.
UN General Assembly and NYC buses
Riders on routes of NYC buses that serve Midtown East can expect delays and reroutes during the duration of the UN General Assembly.
Some of the affected buses include: eastbound BM5, BM1, BM3 and BM4; southbound BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10 and BxM11; eastbound M50; southbound M5/M5 LTD; both directions of the M42 and M34 SBS; northbound M15/M15 SBS; westbound Q32; southbound X37 and X38; southbound X27 and X28; southbound SIM8/8X/ SIM25 and SIM31; and southbound SIM3, SIM10, SIM30, SIM1C, SIM3C and SIM4C.
For the most up-to-the-date service info for NYC buses, straphangers are urged to visit mta.info or plan trips via new.mta.info.