As 60,000 Jews get ready to pack both CitiField and Arthur Ashe Stadiums in Queens, Misaskim is urging people to please keep in mind the following important items.
There are only approximately 3,500 parking spots at the stadiums, and parking is on a “first come, first serve” basis.
More than 750 buses are expected to be bringing people to the Asifa.
There are other events scheduled in the area during the day, and traffic is expected to be extremely heavy in the area of the stadiums.
People are encouraged to travel by mass transportation. The #7 Train has a stop in the parking lot at CitiField, and would be the best means of travel. People driving from other areas may want to consider parking their cars a few stops away, and then taking the subway for a few stops.
There will be zero tolerance by the NYPD for people parking illegally, and the NYPD will be dispatching many tow-trucks to the area to enforce parking laws. If you would like to find your car at the end of the program, please make sure to park legally – or you will be spending the next 12 hours trying to locate your car in an NYPD ‘tow-pound’, not to mention the towing costs that you will be hit with.
Leave yourself plenty of extra time to get into the stadium, as security is extremely tight. Everyone (no exceptions) will be thoroughly checked. The NYPD Bomb Squad has been checking every piece of equipment entering the stadium over the weekend, and will continue their diligent work to ensure the event proceeds without any security issues.
Please note that Misaskim was not involved in ANY of the event planning, ticket distribution, or buses. Misaskim was only involved in coordinating the security of the event with the numerous city, state, and federal agencies.
(Moshe Altusky – YWN)