The NYPD and the Times Square Business Improvement District (TS-BID) have issued a traffic alert for Times Square effective Dec. 7. Two events are expected to draw larger than average crowds to the area.
From 4 - 6 PM on Broadway between W. 42nd St. and W. 38th St., a large demonstration to “demand a fair recount in Florida” is expected to draw an estimated 10,000 people.
Police will keep one southbound lane on Broadway open to vehicular traffic.
A separate event coincides with the recount demonstration. Five hundred people will participate in a moving candle light prayer vigil that will take place from 5-7 PM; starting at the Covenant House at Eleventh Avenue and W. 41 St., this second group will make its way to the Recruitment Island at Broadway and W. 43 St.
—By Murdoch McBride